when you have kids, you can't help but compare them, eg. who talked or walked 1st, who's the grumpy one & who's fussy with food.
my daughter is very much focussed in school, conscientious in her work & will strive hard to do well.
my son is just the opposite. though he enjoys school (because he can play with his friends, i suspect) he nevertheless slacks if there an opportunity for it, & is happy if he can skip tuition.
during the recent mid-term test, he ended up in 36th position out of 42. i told him his performance is not good & he will drop class if he doesn't buck up. all he said was：
it's not so bad, what? there are still 6 people below me!
well, this is one boy with a glass-half-full outlook in life and God willing, he will live contentedly to a ripe old age.