No one's born being good at all things. You become good at things through hard work. You're not a varsity athlete the first time you play a new sport. You don't hit every note the first time you sing a song. You've got to practice. The same principle applies to your schoolwork. You might have to do a math problem a few times before you get it right. You might have to read something a few times before you understand it. You definitely have to do a few drafts of a paper before it's good enough to hand in.
Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don't have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job and there's not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don't feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren't right.
But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life -- what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you've got going on at home -- none of that is an excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude in school. That's no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. There is no excuse for not trying.
自從期中考後回家之後，身體就開始虛了起來，鼻水噴嚏一直來，後來可能是擤的太 大力的關係，導致部分的病菌到達耳咽管，結果預料中的，隔天左耳就開始隱隱作痛起來，心裡卻一直堅定著：「不行，我等了那麼久就爲了這天！绝對不能被這點 小病菌打倒，就算要打倒，也要等到星期一之後再說！(意思是我不上課都可以啦！XD)」