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(This is part two of Success, Failure, and High School Math. You can find part one here.) HOW TO FAIL A MATH TEST I had to define "logarithm." "A logarithm," I wrote while smirking, "is the rhythm at which loggers work!" I should have known that math teachers don't have a high tolerance for lumberjack humor -- or creativity in general.
I hate the word "success." Wait, no -- I don't hate the word. I hate its overuse. Success this, success that. Dream it, do it. Believe it, achieve it. Blah blah. Success. The get-rich-quick crowd hawks it via books and CD's. The multi-level marketing cultists sing its siren song. Even conventional wisdom equates success with money.