Originally Posted by huzaifa47
One guy at my Summer Orientation for FYEO program even told me that "I'm only doing this because my med school application requires 60 charachter points" :@
I know someone will reply saying its the nature of the beast; but the reply to that is that you don't have to use that excuse! Even if you don't believe in a random social justice club at least give it your best shot! Prove that you have bloody "Charachter".
I am 100% totally with you here, and I completely agree with you .. but it's character
Sorry, I don't have AMAZING spelling/grammar either, and I know you were exhausted .. but it was driving me CRAZY =P especially when bolded. Sorry!! I couldn't help it!! Ahhh!!!
Anyway, I remember .. in my last year of high school, a few of my classmates and I were nominated to be Rotary Medalists (which is pretty much based on contributions to the community). We were to write a small "resume" about what we had done to contribute to the community while we had attended the school. I barely had enough room on the page, even after I compressed the margins, and I ended up having to continue it on a second page and just paste the stub from the second page on to the end of the first. I even ended up omitting a few experiences in favour of more significant ones. Students were supposed to look at the "resumes" and vote for whoever they thought was most worthy. Every other person had a fair number of community contributions too, so I thought whoever ended up winning would definitely deserve it .. I thought we were pretty much all equally deserving of it.
Then, a week later, I found out that at least 2 of the other girls who had been nominated had pretty much bullshitted the entire thing. They kissed ass to the teachers, and attended student council meetings, but faked most of their other community involvement. Not only had they not done most of the things they listed, those "organizations" did not even exist. How did I find out? They were bragging about it, and actually boasting about how most of it was bullshit, to me and their other close friends.
I was pretty rattled at first, but secretly hoped that somebody would actually check and see that these "volunteer organizations" did not even exist. After all, how could something like that go completely unnoticed? Literally a page of fake volunteer experience and community involvement? But in the end, one of the girls who faked her involvement ended up winning. It was like she was spitting on the faces of the other nominees who had ACTUALLY done everything they had listed. Not only did the rest of us actually do the things we said we did, we actually put a lot of effort into them as well. And the fact that she WON kind of verified the fact that she could actually get away with that kind of bullshitting.
Anyway, this is kind of offtopic, but I have waited for years to share that story =P. It just shows that people who fake this kind of shit can actually get away with it, and take opportunities away from people who genuinely care about the causes they support. It sucks how unjust things can be sometimes!!