Dhammapada

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Have you ever thought you were a failure, when you exceed expectations? Have you ever succeeded in that which you felt you would fail? This verse from The Dhammapada demonstrates that it is foolish to expect yourself to be wise when you do not know you will be for certain. "The fool who knows his foolishness, is wise at least so far. But a fool who thinks himself wise, he is called a fool indeed." When I was in middle school, there were two tests in three days. The experience I had with another student showed me the truth about foolishness and wisdom in this way. It taught me exactly what the verse from The Dhammapada demonstrates. It is foolish to expect yourself to be wise when you do not know you will be for certain, this is a life lesson…show more content…
One of these is a lesson about wisdom and foolishness. There were two tests in the span of three days, which were important for our math and science classes. At my table in both classes, I sat next to the same…show more content…
I 'm not feeling too good about this test."

The upcoming math test that the other student was talking about was actually terrifying me. I felt as if I was going to do terribly. See, math has never, ever been my best subject. Oddly enough, I have always had math classes first thing in the morning, which has ruined my comprehension of the subject from a young age. In the mornings, I can 't focus, and I 'm still groggy. I have never been able to learn as well as other students in class because of this issue. The test was really important, and so a lot was on the line this time around. I knew I had to try my hardest, and I hoped it would pan out for me in the end.

The teacher began handing out the tests, twirling around the room with her blonde hair swaying.

The teacher said "Here you go!" in varying tones and voices as she put the tests onto each of the different tables in the
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