When my college adviser asked me why I get such terrible grades, I told him it was becuase I take only the hardest and most difficult courses offered. He said, that’s not so smart. I told him, that depends on WHY you are here. Most of these students are here to get their social ticket punched. I am here to learn.
I never did graduate. I did take every single math course offered at MIT (and most offered at Harvard) for four years.
Conclusion: the US Navy has a use for true scholars. Straight A students, they can find those anywhere.
Unless your goal is to fit in and be normal, you have to strive for something that will set you apart.
Seems obvious. I know.