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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 23 Responses Nov 2, 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 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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
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    Yeah, I have Autism, so what? That don't mean I'm retarded. People who are autistic don't mean retardation anyway. Some of yall don't understand about what Autism is. There's...
    RappingAboutMyLife RappingAboutMyLife 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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    Memoir of a New Life To say that I had a good relationship with my mother prior to my marriage would be an understatement. She could be overbearing and meddlesome with a very...
    pseudonympublic pseudonympublic 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    people are oftentimes too uninformed to get my jokes, then they react like I'm the retarded one.
    VanyaOrlav VanyaOrlav 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I absolutely hate myself last night I tried to commit suicide,but I couldn't go through with it. It's like I'm trapped here. One main reason I hate myself is I'm not smart like...
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Today my aunt came to get me to go out for lunch, but first, she stopped by her apartment so my cousin could get ready and come with us. I hadn't seen my cousin in a long time, so...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    When I was in high school my sophomore year I rode the school bus. This special ed boy ride the bus and I believe he is three or four years younger than me. He has a bit of...
    upupandaway24 upupandaway24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I am sick to death of geniuses and the retarded things they do.
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My sister is being mean to me and not to anyone else. She acts like she is my boss, not the boss of anyone else. She is 4 years older than me but she thinks she is so much better...
    MarylouD MarylouD 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I am completely enamored with a wonderful young lady I recently met at the university. I asked her to dinner and we had a wonderful time. She is pretty, she is witty, she is...
    nottadork nottadork 36-40, M Jan 6

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    Hi all. I am recently widowed. I lost my beautiful wife to a retarded drink driver. Leaving me and my daughter distraugt. I have decided id love to meet a beautiful lady to help me...
    jonorankin jonorankin 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    It is a shame most become comedy movies for me. I swear I think I could come up with scarier stuff. I wish they were more realistic. What I think horror movies need more of: 1...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I always think people are around because they want me for something and not because they genuinely like me as a person because I think I'm so quiet, boring, ugly and retarded. I'm...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I don't wear them much bc I look bad with glasses but I just look retarded in class when I'm squinting at the board
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    The entire universe is our home and the tools to take care of it are righteousness and virtuousness or at least striving to our very best to adhere to these principles. I think...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jan 11

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    Yeah, I can admit it ^_^ I'm a troll. Sometimes I come here to just be random and blurt out the first thing that comes to mind in Q & A. I don't intentionally criticize but if...
    HalfOfMeIsYou HalfOfMeIsYou 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    When this happens I just go blank. I don't know to get a good conversation starting with just a greeting out of the blue. Maybe I'm just socially retarded. But it's so hard for me...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Gun Ownership and Muslim Extremism in the light of the Horrible Tragic Sydney Siege...... (this note was first written on Dec 17th in another group..) Over night, one of the...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Jan 12

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    well, me and my dad have always fought,and argued. the thing is my dad didn't leave my family hes not absuive hes not an alchoholic. hes really rude and mean and judge mental, as...
    Leahxox Leahxox 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I've Lied, Schemed, and Blackmailed Long story short. A month ago, I threatened my friend (let's call her Kari)'s best friend (lets call her Jess) by blackmailing her if she didn...
    CurvyGirl001 CurvyGirl001 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 14

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    I strive every day to be formed in the image/likeness of Christ, but I fail every time. I think in 1st, 2 or 3rd John, it mentions about how you can't say you love God, whom you...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I met this one person on ep that ruined something good for me their face is ugly as hell their fashion sense is retarded just like them.they have saggy boobs and are a waste of...
    lizmcfee lizmcfee 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    My parents, mostly my Dad, ask these stupid, embarrassing, rhetorical, and downright dumb questions. When my Dad asks questions, they seem more like comments on how I should live...
    JamesM93 JamesM93 18-21, M Jan 19

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    Good ol' Nebraska right here.(; Home of the corn and kids that like to make their trucks sound and look retarded?
    ashley35189 ashley35189 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I have social anxiety and it's getting to much for me to handle anymore. I hate going to school, my grades suck and I barely have any friends anymore because i always blow everyone...
    hans167 hans167 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    i got a book with these symbols in it and a few others including runes. im gonna read it but idk im kinda tired, i need rest.  my mom keeps riding myy a$$ and every little...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm an atheist. But you wanna know something? I hate a lot of ******* atheists. Many have this idea that they are "unique" and "special" and that no one understands them. They...
    Ayelmaobby Ayelmaobby 13-15, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Message me your snapchat names if you want to. And I'll add you. P.S I do ugly snaps. I go all retarded. Seriously.
    username3462 username3462 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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