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79. Facing a Setback
Carter was known among his friend group to
the competitive one. He saw everything as a
, from having the nicest car to finishing math
the fastest. It was a good thing and
bad thing. It was good because he accomplished
lot. He always tried his hardest and aimed
be the best. It was bad because it
Carter had just taken a difficult
test. A few days later, he got his
back. He received a C. He was in
. He had never gotten less than A before.
asked his friends what they got on their
. They didn't want to show him because they
he wanted to show off. "Carter, you make
feel bad when you ask us what we
," said one of his friends. Carter did not
to admit that he got a low grade.
class ended, Carter went up to the teacher.
asked Ms. Green what the average grade in
class was. Ms. Green said the average grade
B. Carter was extremely upset. For the first
, his grade was below average. Ms. Green told
not to worry and that even the smartest
would face setbacks.