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I Am Retarded

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    What's Worse?

    Being retarded or being retarded with full realization of that fact?  Further, does knowing your retarded make you a little less retarded or just  horrified?
    VynRt VynRt 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    Retaded Part XII

    I have written a series of I guess what you could 'diary entries' to try to figure out why this label had been applied to me as a child and why people always til this day treat me as if I am retarded. With every story I think I finally nailed it and it would be the last story in...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I haven't been diagnosed

    as retarded, but today I feel extremely retarded and unsure of myself. I feel afraid that I may be retarded. I feel like when I was 8. I feel like people are nice to me because they know I'm so off the wall and have odd beliefs. I feel like a bad mom. I barely did my kids...
    exslut exslut 22-25, F Jan 9, 2014

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    Keep It In The Family

    dad would always want me in his bed. he said it was to cuddle. i was 12 to 15. i thought it was normal . he said if i got scared. or cold. to meet him in his bed. he would give me more allowance if i did he was pretty cruel. a rich man but would never pay for me to do sports or...
    jessijay jessijay 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Retarded Part IX

    With every part I write it brings me closer to understanding why I felt like I was retarded as a child, why teachers thought so, why people even think so today and why in some ways I am and am not. And this part (Part 9) cinches it. This tells my whole story from grades 1 through...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Jan 19, 2013

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    Retarded (part V)

    I am a hopeless loser.  The monkey's have finally gotten to me and even though they are monkeys they have revealed the real truth about me- that I am nothing but a loser and will never be anything but a loser.   When I was growing up 100% of people hated me.  I...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    Retarded Part VIII

    I think I hit the nail on the head with this one: the main reason I feel retarded is because I am so so so naive. I have been taken advantage of by criminals since I was 5 years old and I am now 43- time again and again and again, and I don't have any defense against it...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Retard part 13 Well,

    no matter what I do in life, I simply can't shake the idea that I am retarded. I was told I was different since I was a tiny kid. I was always slow (came from poverty) - so what were the teachers going to do with me? Leave me in kindergarten my whole life? Of course not, so...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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    Retard Part Vii

    4/27/2010 I work in a workplace where everyone treats me like I am retarded. They do not hesitate to make fun of me because they do not think I'm catching on. I have to admit , for the longest time I wasn't. I thought they were being nice, but they were really being smooth...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    It Depends On How You See Me

    By definition I am not retarded. I joined this group because I believe this is based more on perception than actual intellectual capacity. I do not see myself as retarded but the vast majority of people I encounter do. I have at times battled with this perception of myself...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2010

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    I Am Retarded Part XI

    I finally nailed it. It has taken me 11 stories to get to the point of why people treat me like I'm retarded but now I finally understand why I get treated this way even before someone even knows a thing about me: 1) my rigid motor behavior 2) my physical inflexibility 3) my...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Jun 30, 2013

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    I Am Retarded (i Think This Is Is Part Iv)

    I guess to know where I am coming from you have to read all my other stories in this series. But a few weeks a go this girl was about to plunge into a discussion about how difficult it must be for a mentally retarded person like me to work in a normal environment with normal...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Retarded

    I was diagnosed as retarded in elementary school and I have never been able to shake the label.  I also have a BA degree two years of a master's degree (which I got in Canada).  I realize the reason there was such a difference of assessment of me is because the...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 27 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Retarded-not

    I have used the word retarded quite a few times.Hey, I may be retarded too.  lol  ;P
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 26, 2011

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    Retarded Part III

    wow did my Daughter blast me with a reality check today that freed me forever more!  Just like I have always said:  The TRUTH will set you free! A girl came up to me just the other day from work and she approached me with the assumption that I was a special needs...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    Retarded Part II

    I have really gained a lot by being able to share this 'secret' with people on here- this terrible feeling I have had about being retarded since I was a child.  I use this term not to offend, but because this is the actual term I used for myself my whole life.  I have...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Every time I think I'm getting ahead with this issue, I'm not. The number one reason I feel that I am retarded is because people treat me like I am. And that's what it comes down to. They see something about me, absolutely refuse to be direct about it but treat me like I am...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Feb 26, 2013

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    Retarded Part VI

    Hello all,   I feel like I need to write a story to explain my 'retarded' series to people.  When you feel like you have to write because you are afraid of being misunderstood in the same way you are in real life then you know you are in trouble and you have reached a...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F Mar 24, 2009

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    Resorting to silent treatment to somehow solve an underlying issue. Is just a weak minded trait. Seriously, if you'd rather be passive then confront whatever the issue that is so...
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    disclaimer - im infj. and my fingers are numb and cold so im not typing well, sorry about that. :3 not sure if this is gonna post. i dont remeber what i've written on this site...
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    Perhaps I should explain my depression in finer detail. Aside from all 4 of my girlfriends screwing me over for some other guy for no valid reason, I have no one to talk to or...
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    No longer. So I just threw a gram bag I just bought out the window guys, and if you knew me that would be pretty disturbing. Waste nothing. Nothing. But this time the force telling...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    My mom is a straight up idiot. Stupid. Im feeling really low and sad and sadly this means I can't keep a lid on my mouth. I started talking to my mom about my situation. Feeling...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    This site is without a doubt the worst website in existence. FAR worse than Experience Project by a ******* mile. Sure, it doesn't have the pervs that EP has, but the community...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm socially awkward, and very emotional. It annoys people around me. I don't want to annoy them, I just want everyone to be happy! my neighbour hates me. My best friend probably...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I've always been a socially awkward person, which I've grown into accepting as just one of my flaws. Yet it lingers in my mind a really disturbing moment in my childhood where I...
    Thatlost1 Thatlost1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Does it **** anyone else off when people say **** like "you look tired" or saying you gave someone the death look when you weren't trying to. Am I just socially retarded or what...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I wish people would realize how ignorant they look when they call all kids stupid or retarded. That's like a police officer or soldier calling civilians inferior and weak...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I say this comment on a picture for feminism and this white guy said "people are so retarded, sexism doesn't existed anymore neither does racism" I looked at his profile picture...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Do I look completely retarded with red lips ugh!!!
    danilynn22 danilynn22 18-21, F 27 Responses Mar 30

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    Only noticed recently haha :-D especialy after an outdoor run, gets very hard peeling of my sweat soaked t-shirt which is already pretty tight anyway haha, tried it at a beach once...
    spiritofthecelts spiritofthecelts 31-35, M Mar 31

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    I rode today for several hours. Just took the day off and rode. The sun was warm and it was nice to ride without being all bundled up in leathers. I had a lot on my mind and a...
    Unsupervised777 Unsupervised777 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    ** Please don't read this if you're easily triggered; I don't want you to experience pain at my expense ** Unfortunately, all these things have happened to me, and I hate to think...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    we were working on a game I created, just an old fashion dice football game. pretty cool for 1988, if I didn't create it in 2015. but he won't listen. he doesn't understand the...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M Apr 2

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    If you need a book to tell you not to kill, you are either insane or retarded.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Apr 3

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    First I just want to say that I'm from Hungary so if i write something wrong, please forgive me. I don't know if what I have can be called haphephobia or not. I just can't stand...
    barrygard barrygard 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I think vulnerability is a mistake most of the time for me. I don't like being vulnerable and allowing others to know how I think and feel. It's a hard enough time getting people...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I seriously can't f**king stand these ungrateful ********. My parents just got back from the store and I'm trying to help clean up around the house and my mom is yelling at me for...
    MegaManZero97 MegaManZero97 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I Made A List Of Things I Hate About Myself: -colossal sized nose -respiratory system (nosebleeds alot, constantly running, cant breathe on my side in bed and no i dont smoke and...
    idiotoftheyear37 idiotoftheyear37 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I do not really enjoy university that much, Ill tell you why. It’s just the idea of sitting in the classroom for 2+ hours for a subject that I couldn’t care less about...
    idiotoftheyear37 idiotoftheyear37 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Major anger issues**...sigh! When i get really frustrated and mad id just punch the living **** out of my bedroom wall till my knuckles get swollen or busted.. then I'd start...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    one of my exes left me for another girl i cast a spell on him made him dumb as hell my dude then the girl he left me for i made her look like **** she had a ugly as hairstyle and...
    sweetwitchy sweetwitchy 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    my brother hates me. he calls me gay, stupid, ugly, retarded &' much more. he also covers his face wen im around cuz he thinks i stare at him. he hates me &' idk if were ever going...
    pizzababyxo pizzababyxo 13-15, F Apr 6

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