yea well obviously youre smart and congrats thats an awesome score. when i was in high school people told me SATs didnt mean a thing but i didnt really believe them. well i just finished my first year of college and i totally agree now. I only got a 1260 (old score) which isnt aweful but by no means real good. i got into a really competative school and i have 5 really good friends here who all scored between 1380 and 1500 on their SATs in high school and i have the highest GPA out of all of them and we take the exact same classes. just dont let a really great score convince you will do really well in school even if you dont study and also dont think you cant handle a tough college if you only get mediocre scores. its all about how much work you put in.
I'm sorry this turned into a lecture.
Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.