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Disappointment and failure April 20, 2006

Posted by AkumAPRIME in : Life,Philosophy , trackback

I have comment disabled this point because I want no sympathy.

The fact of the matter is that I have have the MCATs scheduled this weekend. After reading all the books, listening to all the audio.. it is quite clear to me through my practice test scores that I won’t be passing this test. I have worked hard, but perhaps not hard enough. I have accepted this fact. Some might say that I shouldn’t enter with a negative attitude, but there is a difference between realism and arrogant optimism and pessimism. I am experiencing the reality of the situation, and my family will also.

I also won’t be taking any more time to study to re take this test. I am currently looking into other higher education options in the neuro cognitive psychological arena, but I won’t ever be a doctor. This is sort of painful to think about, but at the same time it’s ok… well for me, IDK if my family will be perma-disappointed.

Anyway, just wanted to put a reality check out there for all of us.

As a sidenote; today at the Zoo, my camera’s battery died! I came all the way back to my quarters to recharge, will wait an hour, then head back… tsk tsk…


1. Sylvia Boyd - April 21, 2006

Have you made this “negative” decision about the mcat out of reality check
or a change in priorities? Maybe that’s even why you didn’t study hard
enough…not at all like you. Any disappointment I suffer is for this
reason primarily. Love, Grandma

2. Scoosh - April 21, 2006

I don’t see a change of priorities as anyting to be disappointed about. It would be a GOOD thing if womeone were to realize that they didn’t want to be a doctor BBEFORE going through medical school rather than after. Let us all take a moment to realize that Evan is “the man” regardless of his profession.

P.S. I like that we’re leaving comments despite the fact that you tried to disable them, lol.

3. mom - April 29, 2006

whatever the reason…it was a good experience to take the test…and it would be good for you to REtake it as well. not everything works the first time, and failing once does not a defeat make — unless you give up.
YOU (not a test) decide if it’s what you want – and tenacity is the name of the game.
ps i like commenting when you tried to stop us too – let’s you know you can’t control everything!!
love, mom