You're more than lazy, pal. You're also emotionally immature and more than a little STUPID if you think you can get by with getting C's on your report cards. And your parents shouldn't have said what they did, period. Getting into a good college or university with a C average will be MUCH, MUCH HARDER than it would be with an A AVERAGE and a high GPA. GRADES COUNT when it comes to college admissions. They really DO. Plus, if you slack off now, it's likely to KILL whatever chances you might otherwise have had to earn SCHOLARSHIPS to help pay for college. You should NEVER, EVER, REFUSE a scholarship, because that's FREE MONEY. The more scholarship money you earn before you attend college, the less you and your parents will have to pay in STUDENT LOAN DEBT, which in turn will make college much more affordable for all of you. I can't believe that your parents told you something so STUPID and irresponsible. You need to keep your nose to the grindstone and continue making straight A's, whether you like it or you don't. PERIOD. Or you can kiss your chances of having a decent job and a good life later on goodbye.