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I Am Retarded

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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-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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    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 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 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 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 (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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    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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    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 24 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    People think i'm happy, and think of me as a stupid retarded guy. I am actually suffering deep down, i act that way so people won't know.
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    I feel so useless dumb and ugly. I just want To die. I am sleeping the whole Day. At the Age of 26 i am still unable To become Independent.. I Must be retarded or Something like...
    depi88f depi88f 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Stupid Alex. On the 26th. A day after our day. Stupid Alex. And it wasn't the fact that she lied to meh. It was the fact that I believed her when she told me she loved meh. That's...
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    I absolutely despise gender stereotypes. I think they are outdated, illogical, stupid and harmful to society. By gender stereotypes, I mean the idea that men and women should act a...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 31

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    Well I was but I did not like that way of life. Luckily and by pure chance my friend is a Grand High Witch and she changed me back to human. I then realised that Vampires are...
    iwantacar98 iwantacar98 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I took one in 4th grade and scored 127 overall. 3 points from gifted/genius. A girl in my class got 136 and I overheard the tester say it was the highest she ever saw someone...
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M Nov 3

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    This bitchy girl in my gym class will come up to me wont stop talking to me and then i will say something she will just come out and say ahe is purposefully trying to **** me off...
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    ColdMountain ColdMountain 61-65, M Nov 5

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    I had a bad experience at a restaurant. I ordered broccoli soup and it was really salty. I told the cook and he called me retarded. He shouldn't of done that. It was at Choices in...
    DavidSolis DavidSolis 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    There is a lot of things I hate about myself. But I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE my butt. *Minor conceited rant here* It is literally the perfect butt that all guys die for. I can't...
    EbonyLily EbonyLily 13-15, F Nov 8

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    Yeah. I'm annoyed by this. There are people in my school who know me as the 'Fat retarded gay' simply because I have had an awful year with death (Look at some of my old stories...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 5 Responses Nov 8

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    How do you deal with dumb children? Like really dumb, no common sense kids... You can't always ignore them and after telling this kid a million plus hints on common sense there is...
    Juliereneej Juliereneej 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Learning to like myself. Yes, friends, i am just now starting to like myself but it has not been easy because for a long time i thought that i was neither good looking or smart...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    I'm sick and tired of my mom controlling things. I'm sick and need a special diet but she tries to dictate how the money is spent when it was suppose to be in MY name. When I say...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Nov 12

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    Here are some reasons why I am sick and tired of being me: 1. I have a rare allergic condition that causes Wheat, Dairy, Corn, Barley, Oats, Flax, Quinoa, Grapes, Tomatoes, eggs...
    Tucker66 Tucker66 16-17 2 Responses Nov 13

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    Your Ex Daughter,You Can't Hurt Me Anymore(Open Letter to My So Called Mother)- It's me. The child that has been "missing" according to your lies for 13 years. That child is all...
    ZolotayaWurola ZolotayaWurola 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    The roots of my sexual addiction began in my childhood. I was first-born along with a twin brother. I was born with a lot of physical problems....I entered kindergarten as a...
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    This retarded little boy my mom watches gets on my nerves I'm sick of him messing up my room!
    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F Nov 14

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    The whole idea of hating someone for the color of their skin , or the country they came from is retarded people have no control over how they look , nor should they be ashamed...
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M Nov 15

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    Oh I do love getting random messages from a-holes saying "You look mentally retarded."
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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