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I Am Retarded

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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 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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    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 (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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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

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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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    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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    Have you ever noticed how retarded people always seem happy. It must be wonderful not being able to understand what's going on around you
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Yes, so accurate. I nearly got a D last time I did maths, thank goodness I was able to drop out
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    This goes to all my haters xxx
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Aug 11

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    I HATE that word... My brother is mentally retarted.. It's an illness... I wish people would just stop saying it.. It's offensive.. Just stop
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 15

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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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    I say I love him and he knows he does the same... But it sucks cause I got us both lost in a retarded friend zone Why did I do this??? I feel numb now
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F Jul 30

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    When people say things like you are so ugly and retarded I tend to feel ugly!!!!
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    My Story Part 3 I was not in love,but liked my future husband... It seemed that we perfectly suitable- two mature people, both have been hurt in the past... yes,some reddish...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F Aug 1

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    I collect games and i know this is insane but im currently at 3415 games. The reason i know that is i keep a database of them. Its also a hobby of mine, i call it the dorkabase lol...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Aug 2

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    And i think i might try again. Wouldn't be the first, and if i survive, it won't be the last. Almost everyone around me, and everyone at school has told me to kill myself...
    futurediary futurediary 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 3

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    Today I was very distant from my boyfriend. He noticed and asked me what was wrong. I didn't want to say because I knew it would make him mad, that he would just shut me out or say...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Ok so for those of you who role play demon hunting (now I'm not talking to those who do it, but to those that either just talk about it, or those that don't know what they are...
    dlasak117 dlasak117 31-35, M Aug 5

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    So, I'm 25 now, I've been in this strange city for about a year and a half. I followed him here, knowing no one but him. He's like my family we're as close as close can be. We...
    fml1919 fml1919 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    This whole thong is so retarded…. i had my phone, my kindle, and iPod taken away all just because i had an IMVU account and lied about Throwing the app away off my computer...
    Iggyazaleafan Iggyazaleafan 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm proud to be white. I am not racist or anything, but I personally love our history and accomplishments. It often seems like it's okay for people to be racist if it's against...
    Eniri Eniri 18-21, M 8 Responses Aug 7

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    My husbands parents, brother and uncles messed him up. They all smoked since he was a kid and so then of course they got him to do it too, as a young teen thru adulthood. :/ great...
    DesireHappy DesireHappy 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 8

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    I want to love and be loved for who I am. I don't have the looks and I hope for my mr. Right to look past my retardedness. Which is so rare. I'd probably die before that happens...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Don't be dumb people!!!! There is no such thing as balance! When you stand on one foot it means you are a alien with supernatural hovering abilities but your mentally retarded so...
    TheTrollinator TheTrollinator 13-15, M Aug 8

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    Lately something has been bothering me. Sometimes I just think I get too sensitive sometimes but my family sounds ignorant when they speak. A week ago when my family and I ran some...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    The older i get the worse it gets. I always kept telling myself it would get better with age. Well it hasn't. There was this girl that i always had the biggest crush on since...
    SuperCracker78 SuperCracker78 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    You may be wondering why I am posting this, everyone with a brain can get a piece of paper and walk across the stage but it's much more deeper than that. I was a young child in...
    WhyMeIAskMyself WhyMeIAskMyself 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    My name is Karma, I guess I'd be called an "alter" or whatever. Shell doesn't know I'm writing this, she'll see later. I don't get why I'm less important or like, why I can't have...
    shell17 shell17 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Ever since I was young my older sister (who is 6 yrs older) would act like a ***** towards me. She would call me messed up names (weird, retarded, scumbag etc.) Tell me she hates...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    Something about FB seems to make my friends MORE retarded, if that's possible. One of them does nothing but go on about how ill she is, and how no-one understands what she's going...
    alsatian80 alsatian80 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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