Everyone knows the saying, “Money can’t buy you happiness”. But sometimes when you barely have any money it can kind of. It’s because we want everything we can’t have; and living in a middle class family money is always the most important topic discussed in the house. Being the middle child, the one who learns from the oldest mistakes and tries to be a role model for the younger one, is suppose to be the successful one. I’m suppose to get scholarship money and go to college with a full ride. In reality, I know that is not going to happen. I am trying so hard to get acceptable grades, and I am not happy with my grades. I was thinking, trying to boost my self esteem, and I thought, “Well, I’m in this club and that club.” and so on and so forth. But I feel like that’s not good enough, I have an acceptable GPA, but my grades are the worst. When will my parents understand that I am in the IB program and taking all IB/AP classes?! A number on a piece of paper can’t show who I really am. I work hard, very hard, but it seems like I’m not good enough. And the people who make straight A’s don’t deserve them, they cheat. All the time. I just don’t know what to do, break my morals to get straight A’s or work my butt off and get the grades I deserve. I know many people will say cheat because it’s easier and everyone does it. I just want people to know how much effort I put into things and how hard I work. It seems like I’m never taken seriously because I’m known to be stupid. Well thank you world, I appreciate it.