In the general opinion of any individual, the answer to this question will always be:
“How little things are taken would determine how bigger things are handled. Your academic is a huge part of your life so being nonchalant with it shows the extent to which you’re nonchalant in life. Especially when you acknowledge it as important but ignore it. Blah blah blah…”
This post is not all about being controversial but only trying to hit realistic approaches. Academics are a huge part of our lives… What about those that do not have any interest in school but were forced to go by their parents?
Oh, c’mon we’re all humans, and not because society likes a particular turn outs doesn’t mean others appreciate it too.
A typical example of this supposed nonchalant act towards education MIGHT be a department in school you never wished for, which was used as compensation for you in getting into the uni because of your low grade… You lackadaisically get on with it but deep down you’re unserious about it.
Does it then mean you are unserious with life? Or as a human? No!
There are many people in different life horizons who chase their other life goals with unbelievable zeal whereas their academics fail. What they do to cover up is binge-read when exams/tests come. We all see life differently though, some use the money to get good grades and seem to push at other areas perfectly. We all have what we are serious about, depends on the individual largely.
Going down the lane of comic relief in this piece, I would say some are serious with their relationships, some are serious with business, and some are with academics. Seriousness doesn’t necessarily depend on your academics. In other words, you don’t use seriousness in academics to decipher the attributes of an individual. School is essential to whoever deems it fit.