I am very tired of being so self-destructive and asking questions such as these, but here I go anyway: Does getting an average grade prove that you are dumb? I got an average grade on my final exam: oral presentation, 15 minutes and I was so nervous. The censor said that some of what I said was "unclear", but I had control of myself and I made many good points. I did it my way and I am so disappointed with myself. To me, that grade was not put on the examination, but one ME. To me, taking tests are to prove or at least seek to know, that I am clever. That is very arrogant and I keep destroying my mentality no matter what angle I see it from. I am trapped and outburnt.