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I Am Retarded

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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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    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-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 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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    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 (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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    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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    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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    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

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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 22 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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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    This experience makes me feel slightly better cause honestly it says it all for me
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    I put a firecracker on a toy horse and let it explode... Idk why or how I thought of it •_•
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    Remember , there are two kinds of retarded. There are those who are mentally retarded ( they can be awesome hard working people ) then there are those people who are just F--king...
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    Sorry. My other experience in this topic had terrible grammar so I'm rewriting it. ~ It all started during kindergarten. I didn't talk to anyone. Since everyone else was 4 or 5...
    SM1028 SM1028 41-45, F Aug 15

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    Ok I know I wrote I was going to bed... But I gotta get this out first so I can go to sleep. It's like word vomit. It's nasty, it's uncomfortable, but once it's out, you feel a lot...
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You know... You do not expected to get punished at school. Not in 2006!!! I remember clearly every single time I was punished for not speaking English in class. To make a long...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I have worked here for 2.5 years and it's funny reading people rant or record their rants about how PetSmart is evil and everyone there doesn't know thing about animals. This is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I just realized how ridiculous this experience is. Because surely people who need a "talk" or "advice" will probably never come here. The people who are actually depressed and...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Hi guys I'm just a 15 year old guy going through this weird **** in my life. As you know I go to high school so I'm currently attending the 10th grade. I just hate my life. It's...
    AMFD123 AMFD123 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    She told me I was retarded and smiles smugly whenever she sees me starting to get upset
    jjrmsl jjrmsl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm losing it, I'm losing my ******* mind. I don't know what's going on anymore. I'm ******* retarded. I hate myself so much
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I don't give a damn about gay political correctness, what's gay and what isn't gay. How I should be gay by some retarded limp wrist fool from NYC. I do a lot stuff that most gay...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 2 Responses Aug 19

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    what you have to understand about richard is he is a highly sophisticated individual. Slamming car doors is in fact a highly, highly sophisticated psychological ploy. From my...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    So I see this happening all the time now even from people I previously really respected. When someone gets charged with something like animal cruelty or abuse etc etc and you only...
    shell17 shell17 18-21, F Aug 20

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    We fight every morning in class, she always ******* puts me down, she makes fun of me all the time, she yells at me everytime I complain, she yells and begs me to get her way...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F Aug 21

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    i am so weird sometimes. i get so lonely but instead of seeking out companionship, what do i do? i push everyone away. i go hide. i drowned out the world with my music cranked up...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Aug 23

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    Just in case something happens to me... Been depressed for: two years Symptoms of depression: >loss of interests: music and playing the flute (last year) >there are some days when...
    mokona95 mokona95 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Think you're having a bad day! If you think you're having a bad day...read these true stories! 1. The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I wish I looked like I did in the mirror instead of the camera. The mirror me is so much thinner and prettier. And the camera me em chances more on my retarded eye. Which made me...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Kinda broke and hungry so a "friend" of mines came by today to drop off some food he got for me. He's more than a friend but less of a boyfriend. He has a "baby momma" and a child...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    if you think in nano thermite then you are as good as sheep. not only vt but dimitri khalezov has excellent hour+ utube that describes properly how nukes were being made use of.one...
    Cristyayv Cristyayv 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    meh !!!! why am i drunk at 7.14am ... having not slept with ... what looks like three empty red wine bottles in front of me ... also finding retarded wankstains on the internet...
    LifeofaGoon LifeofaGoon 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I am angry today. This has been a long time coming, because I am the type to absorb rejection, heartbreak, insults, all the negativity in my life. I get "mad" and I "rant" for a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 27

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    So I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, the other day. And as I'm sitting there a woman with Down's syndrome came in and sat down. She must have been in her...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 29

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    We have been through a lot together.. his presence just fills me in with so much happiness. I am really thankful for the retarded goofball that continues to have a huge impact on...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Yep people tell me that. But I don't feel it. I still feel ugly. I still feel as though they were all lying. Why would anyone call me beautiful ? I'm so retarded. Why would my...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Some feminists really pi­ss me off. I was listening to the news today and they were talking about that new nail polish that changes colour in the presence of date rape drugs. The...
    DeadHeratic DeadHeratic 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 3

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    It all started in 7th grade when I was introduced to K2/Synthetic Marijuana(there were a few other drugs I tried using but this is about the synthetic). I used to like the way it...
    SnakTaco SnakTaco 13-15, M Sep 4

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