Today’s marking system sucks.

Congratulations, you performed average, you get a 3. Everyone gets 3's.

What about competitive people like me?

I dislike being average. My intrinsic motivators like to be acknowledged and rewarded by external stimulus such as higher performance marks and corresponding bonuses. To remove the competitive system is soul crushing and encourages high performers like me to coast while looking elsewhere to apply their (real) efforts. (This is what I did after receiving multiple years of average performance reviews at that job I was in.) When I am stuck in a system where the goal is to fit in and be average, I understand I need to keep my head down, do what I’m told, complete tasks to an average level, and maintain status quo.

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