I'll never forget learning the meaning of "ambivalent" in junior high. Or was it elementary school? Or was it high school?
Ok, so I forgot the context of learning the word, but I remember the actual learning part!
It was memorable because it was the first time a vocab lesson cleared up a major misconception for me. Amibvalent does not mean (what I thought it did) that you're like, "eh, whatever, I don't care about the outcome either way, I'm ambivalent"
It means you feel *very* strongly about both opposite points of the spectrum. Like when a guy has to choose between a blonde and a cute brunette. Who do I marry? On one hand, Cindy is so cute and blonde and perky. But on the other hand, Lisa is so mature, and proper, and brunette.
Well I'm ambivalent about taking the bar. On one hand, it's like YES! GET IT OVER WITH! BREATH AGAIN! LIVE AGAIN! LOVE AGAIN! LAUGH AGAIN!
And on the other hand, it's like, no, please, no, please please don't make me go through with this...
But then again, I would really really really LOVE to get this over with.
But then again, I would really really really LOVE to have more time to study...