Irish folk are pure sound, here's the best reactions to the Leaving Cert results this morning
We only want to know your results to compare them to our own.
The results have come back. You'll know by now if your mother's candle worked a charm, or whether the exam was beyond even the power of a prayer candle.
If you got on well, fair play to you, it makes your next step in life that little bit more straightforward. If you're eyeing up a college degree, the odds are you're getting your first choice bar some disastrous turn of events.
But university isn't for everyone, and people have other career options in mind.
If you didn't fare quite as well as you may have hoped, then all is not lost. You may not get your first choice in university etc, but nowadays, there's countless ways to pursue the career you want, and one test does not close the door to anything if you're really passionate about pursuing it.
This will mean very little to some Leaving Certs at this moment, who are currently disappointed that they've likely missed out, at least initially, on their chosen course or college. If you've your heart set on going somewhere, a group of older people telling you it will all be fine isn't going to cheer you up.
It's a similar feeling to breaking up with someone and your friends telling you time heals all wounds and you'll get over it, you know they're right, but it certainly doesn't feel like it at the time and it doesn't help you deal with it one iota.
But, we're going to reiterate it again despite everything we've said, there's some truth to what all those people are saying.
Getting all well in your Leaving Cert doesn't mean you're going to be any more successful in life than the next person, and vice versa. "Success is relative. It is what we make of the mess we have made of things." - T.S. Elliot.
Those upset about their #LeavingCert results; I got a C in Art. I've since been published by Marvel, DC, etc. That result doesn't define you
— Declan Shalvey BOG BODIES out April 22 (@declanshalvey) August 16, 2017
Sure look, Bill didn't even feckin' do it...
Don't even worry about the #LeavingCert results lads, Bill Gates didn't even do the Leaving Cert and look at how much money he has.
— Adam Gilroy (@GilroysWorld) August 16, 2017
Frankly, we just want to know if you got more than us...
Nobody cares if you're happy with results we just want to know how many points you get so we can judge you #LeavingCert
— ROC (@oconnoronan) August 16, 2017
Please drink responsibly FFS...
I just destroyed the #LeavingCert so now its time to destroy my liver
— Ellen-gent (@nellecreates) August 16, 2017
A voice of reason...
I never did the #leavingcert It's not the end of the world. I hope everyone got the results and if you didn't there are other ways...
— Róisín Ní Mhaoláin (@roisnagaillimhe) August 16, 2017
Best of luck to her brother... we don't know him, but we believe in him.
Wahayy #LeavingCert results today good luck to my brother 😂👏🏻
— Amulya Paturi (@AmulyaPaturi) August 16, 2017
This is the mature way of dealing with it...
I'm 24 and I still remember them, although my brain is getting foggier these days...
Oh, I remember the day I got my #LeavingCert results. - Said nobody over 25.
— Mark (@ZeroMark30) August 16, 2017
Ben is every person...
I got my first choice in the #LeavingCert and look at the state of me now.
— Ben Connolly (@BenConnollly) August 16, 2017
Consistency is key folks...