It Is Not Goodness to Be Better Than the Worst.

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“bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem”
“It is not goodness to be better than the worst.’’
Most people, when given an assignment, will do the least possible work required to at least pass. Obviously, with newer and newer technologies, people have becomes lazy over time. If one is near death, it doesn’t mean that they are equal to one who is completely fine.

There are countless examples for a quote such as this. Students may only meet the minimal requirements for a project just for it to be barely enough to pass. Having more work done allows for the overall grade to exceed what would have been written at the minimal requirements.

I remember when I was in sixth grade, my teacher assigned the class a two hundred word summary of what we learned about during history time. To us this seemed like a lot, but we managed to have it completed by the due date. I ended up having an essay longer than the requirements, as did other students, but there were a few who chose to write only two hundred words or a bit more. The students who wrote well over the two hundred minimum were given extra credit. I was very happy with my extra credit, but others weren’t happy when they got a lower grade due to their summary containing many mistakes such as misspellings and grammatical errors.

Sometimes, being better than another will have a major impact on both people. The better one will act snobbish and ignorant to those who just want to help him. Because of these changes, the lesser individual will comport oneself to believe he is lesser and will keep believing so for a long time. Unless he realizes that it was just one time, he will continue to believe his potential is not as great as the greater man.

This quote is confusing me at this point, it is good to not be the worst but there is a difference. It’s good to write long essay and receive a good mark, but don’t be snobby. But if one is not the worst, but has received a bad mark on the same assignment, then he still has...
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