Published: November 25, 2005
So, anyways, last thursday, right before I went to Kansas again, Ms Sandstedt assigned a project, the first part of which was due the Monday right after I got back. She also was saying, the entire time she was assigning it, that if we fall behind, we *can't* catch up, so don't fall behind.
Now, I don't know about you, but I can't do a research project when I'm stuck in a car and have nothing to research from with me, and it's kind of hard to do a group project when none of the groups will take you. (Anybody who would have taken me was already in a group that was as big as the teacher would allow, and the girl I usually work with always does projects alone. So, no group member to pick a topic and start on it when one can't do the stuff.)
So, yeah. Since the teacher spent so much time stressing that we *can't*, I *won't*. Maybe you don't realize it, but if you spend a lot of time telling someone that they're inept or that they can't do something, they'll start to believe it - that they can't run, that they can't swim, that they can't draw, that they can't pass a certain class - so they'll just give up trying. Only a few will go and actually pull things off just to spite people. In my case, if people talk about how much they hate me and stuff, or yell at me for things for just trying to help *coughJOYcough*, I'll start doing stuff just to give them an actual reason to hate me.
So, I'm not going to even bother trying to do this project. I'll just go do all of the ones that got shunted out of my brain when the AP American one was assigned.
Your words have more effect on people than you'd think. Be careful what you say.