Growing up, I never understood people who said things like "school doesn't teach anything worthwhile, so I just didn't do the work." Yes, they are right - but I figured, if I spend 8 hours of my day sitting in school for several years, I might as well put in the extra 1 hour of homework time in order to emerge with good grades and more opportunity to move ahead, rather than waste all that time doodling at my desk. The other option was to leave school, but was it worth the consequence? Did I want to work menial jobs, fight with my parents, run away from home? That option was not as promising - and also much more difficult - than simply getting good grades. I had a music career in highschool and if certain things had panned out, I would have dropped out of school, but as long as I was in school I didn't see the point of doing less than my best. Perhaps this is a Je mentality.