If you have to choose, would you rather be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond?

I ask this question because my students just had their O’lvl results. After so many years in this line, I tend to get less excited about their results. I fully understand how getting a great result will lead to undesirable consequences in life. I don’t know whether to be happy about good results or be sad about bad results anymore. I’ll explain more.

This student of mine, let’s call him John, got a fantastic result of  L1R5 of 8 points. That is a freaking good showing in the O’lvl. It means almost all the subjects scored an A1 (the highest possible grade), except for 2 subjects which are A2 (the second highest possible grade). Fantastic right? So naturally, John will want to go to the best