I see a lot of people here saying that that's the way it works when you're an adult. This is true but I guess the way I see it is when you're an adult you have to support yourself and possibly a family as well; typically you don't have to do this when you're a kid. I'm in college now and the reason I pushed myself to do well in high school was because I knew by doing so I would eventually reap the rewards of working hard such as getting into a better college and likely a higher paying job. I think it's important for people to learn the value of hard work for more than just immediate gratification. Just my opinion though.