Math and the Real Reason I Do Well in School
I just pre-ordered John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars with some of my scholarship money. And I’m scheduled to get it only a little over a week after my birthday, so that kind of makes it a birthday present. To myself. From my university. Except more from myself because I got the scholarship for academic excellence.
Basically, by the associative property (I think, it’s been about five or six years since I had to do algebra):
I work hard and do well in school = I get a scholarship
I get a scholarship = I have the extra money to pre-order The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I pre-order TFIOS = I get a new John Green book
therefore, I work hard and do well in school = I get a new John Green book
I think this has always been the underlying motivation for my academic success. All those A’s were for you, John Green, you and your words.
[now please excuse me while I NaNo out for the next three hours]