In school, getting good grades from the start is made out to be this massive thing. It is made out to be imperative. I was always a very smart child and always got good grades bar a few instances in math. But other than that, I did well. I was told that I would be able to get any job that I wanted when I was older, and so whatever it is that i wanted with good grades. After leaving school I have sen that if you know how to manipulate people or have great social skills or street smarts, then having good grades really doesn't matter all that much. What would you rather have, academics or good grades?