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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 24 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    X

    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 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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    The title of this group... Seriously? "Retarded" ? Standing up for one thing while putting another down
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I love the title of this........
    Casualdeviant Casualdeviant 13-15 1 Response Feb 10

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    some things will never change lol
    kenya88 kenya88 26-30, M Feb 11

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    One thing I don't understand, is that you're not supposed to call the mentally retarded the mentally retarded anymore. What ARE they supposed to be called? It keeps changing. Us...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Every single game or most games have a report button with options to select why they are reporting them,like cheating,boosting,offensive language but I think there should be one...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M Jan 31

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    People really are retarded. They post here, and when they get an honest, negative response, they're offended. It makes no sense lmao, if you ask an open ended question, don't be...
    PapaFranku PapaFranku 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    The Drifter (Work-In-Progress) I have no proud legacy to leave, but if I can leave just one impression upon the face of this earth, I will leave my story. I was but one of...
    SaudadeVirgo SaudadeVirgo 31-35, M Jan 28

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    You should see how defensive they get when I poke fun at them . I didn't make them slow , socially retarded , have no SOH etc so why get mad at me . it's the gutter drug they...
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I'm 26, have ****** up ankles because of my own retarded doing, balding, have hpv, and I pretty much dislike myself. I'm ready to get outta this self-destructive life
    oopsifellhard oopsifellhard 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Laughing so hard, no noise come out, so you sit there clapping like a retarded seal.
    08RoseBlack 08RoseBlack 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 29

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    I cant figure out how to open my messges? they were opening before and now I click and nothing happens Dx *not sure if EP thing or I am just retarded*
    MissWaddles MissWaddles 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I think that I am mentally retarded. It is hard for me to understand things, it takes a huge effort for me to understand and I am in Science major; wishing to become a chemist...
    yuma15 yuma15 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    like the rest of you i hate Elen degenerous. not because shes lesbian. but for to many reasons to count. 1 is how shes not even funny, she uses little kids, stars, music, and...
    patbacknitro patbacknitro 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm not actually married and don't plan to be, as I'm desperately unhappy and have no physical contact with my partner, marriage will complicate things even more. He is not...
    Loubelou30 Loubelou30 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm quite raw emotionally at the moment, so you may not want to read this. Firstly, I'm disgusted that this pathetic experience can't even spell "suicidal" correctly. Perhaps the...
    metagross metagross 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    After years of being called ugly,stupid,retarded, special,disabled, poor,weird,creepy,and lots more! This is what I've become. I hate myself I can't do anything right I'm more than...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 10 Responses Feb 7

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    And yet again I'm in the bathroom, on the floor crying my eyes out and at the same trying to keep quite so they don't find out. I hate it so much, been going on for 5-6 years now...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the oilfields dropping hot sticky loads on disgusting foreigners. People say to me...
    PapaFranku PapaFranku 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the oilfields dropping hot sticky loads on disgusting foreigners. People say to me...
    PapaFranku PapaFranku 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I find myself faced with a dilemma here and don't know where to turn... I have considered the questions section but the answers are usually frivolous and sarcastic, and I feel this...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    Hi, I hope others have some advice or comments. Hi, I hope others have comments or advice for me. Okay so let me give a general picture of my life. I’m in college I do online...
    Newmommy24 Newmommy24 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself 2 it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's been...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Every time we argue, (which is a lot) he calls me stupid and retarded. He says that if I act like a child, he'll treat me like one. He's extremely demeaning. He is controlling and...
    Jennnnla Jennnnla 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Valentines, a day of a week, a moment in time. Why they celebrate love when they live in hate, longing for affection and trusting in fate. We all love but don't need constant...
    heavensmissinanangel heavensmissinanangel 26-30, F Feb 14

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    I was shattered with the news of bomb blast at a Mosque in Pakistan killing many innocent people by the incorrigible , unpardonable extremist wearing the robe of religious...
    rajchkraborty rajchkraborty 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I am unsure at this point if it is verbal abuse or if I deserve it bc of my unstable emotions and what I do. Most the time I am truly not doing anything wrong. That's what I...
    defeatthemind defeatthemind 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    This group is retarded! I mean think about it, you hate those people because they hate those people! Racism is about hatred, there is no point in any of this.
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I work with a guy who is a doting husband and father. He seems very genuine, hard working, and straight-laced as far as I can tell. Very friendly, too. He looks okay except his...
    beachlover81 beachlover81 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I think I wouldn't have social anxiety if I wasn't laughed at for the way I pronounce my words,told that I was ugly and retarded everyday ,made fun of for the way I walk . People...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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