People who go to grad school tend to be the types of people who do very well in school. This is even more true for those who go into med or vet med school, where your grades need to be exceptional simply to get in.
The drive to get perfect marks doesn’t translate well into real life, where it is impossible to succeed a hundred percent on everything. This is a hard reality for many of us to face, especially those of us who have been striving, as Sarah Boston mentions, to always figure out what happened so that we didn’t get those last few percentage points on the test.
Sarah Boston notes how she has seen many people who find it difficult to let go of not being able to achieve perfectly: