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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-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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    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

    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 28 Responses Nov 2, 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, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can't say I don't understand people's way of thinking, and maybe I don't think they are retarded but I do think it's unfortunate that they don't understand what it's like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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    like hardcore pawn its stupid but i like to watch it for some reason
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M May 3

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    All of my colleagues went to university. But me thought out school I was told I wasn't smart. Hell I was retarded the phrase they used back then. In reality I am highly dyslexic...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I really do not get why people treat me the way they do. My kids tell me to **** off when I say I love you, and attack me and call me pervert when I try to give them a hug. My wife...
    EpilepticOne EpilepticOne 31-35, M 1 Response May 2

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    My brothers had beat me up and I felt trapped. I wanted to go anywhere else but here, I wanted to be with god, or at least not feel the pain anymore. My brothers and I got in a...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    THE BEST PART IS MY ARCH NEMESIS HAS TOLD I RENT... BOY RICHARD HORSE COME RECEPTACLE AND THE NUTS... THAT HE KNOWS WHEN A COWARD IS HIDING IN A SHOPPING...CENTRE AND BEHAVING...
    notoveryetlololollol notoveryetlololollol 51-55 Apr 26

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    Resorting to silent treatment to somehow solve an underlying issue. Is just a weak minded trait. Seriously, if you'd rather be passive then confront whatever the issue that is so...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I did not grow up in a family with much physical intimacy. This retarded my own development a lot in hugging much less kissing etc. I would think hugging guys are unmanly and that...
    shenge86 shenge86 22-25, M Apr 29

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    It doesn't really mean that you are crazy or a retarded person if you see psychological help. Or even if like myself you've failed and unable to pass block test unless you see the...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M May 1

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    I am sure this will just tick off soooo many people...but n offence...too bad........ I have reality TV....why do we need to watch someone else's life?! some of it just plain...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 5 Responses May 3

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    Hate jerks. Met one tonight. Says leaving earth is wrong. Bashed them that do. And me for saying open eyes. So many call us selfish. But let the wealthy warp us...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M May 4

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    Stigma I really don't get stigma. It makes no sense to me. When I learnt about racism at school in first grade, I was like "That makes no sense. It'd be like if you treated people...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I didn't really have any real friends. One nigerian girl I was "friends" with treated me like I was retarded and didn't care about me at all. She even told some of her friends she...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses May 9

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    i want to move on . thst is all. it is not so hard. even though i know that my life is not going to be renewed between a day and night . i need to work hard to fix my family. at...
    sam1992really1 sam1992really1 22-25, M 1 Response May 9

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    Sometimes I wish I didn't have a girlfriend, so i had no one to hurt. So I could end my life. I've already written my will.... It's not very long, i don't own much. I've always...
    Futuresdiary Futuresdiary 13-15, M May 10

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    Because I can't do math and under-performed in my studies during my primary school, I'm always being called "Retarded", "The dumbest people on the planet", "Too dumb to tuition" by...
    8slowlyFading8 8slowlyFading8 18-21 2 Responses May 10

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    There is a great deal on the web for suicide prevention, but nothing for my situation. I'm on meds. I have a good therapist that I see regularly. I'm in a god marriage. I'm...
    AloneAndSeparate AloneAndSeparate 51-55, F 1 Response May 10

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    God why are people with autism spectrum disorders so retarded and sensitive? They need to buck up! Okay so two weeks ago my other autistic friend spend the night with me because I...
    JoyJoy7 JoyJoy7 22-25, F 8 Responses May 11

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    Alright so today's the first time I'm using this app. So I guess I should write down a short introduction of myself and why I'm here The name's Max, Singaporean Chinese, recently...
    keytobit keytobit 18-21, M 6 Responses May 13

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    Text I received: The Dog's Diary 8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got...
    Kindalost Kindalost 46-50, F 1 Response May 14

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    I don't remember much from last night....I know I was hanging out with a kid and his adult older sister who was really irresponsible. I remember going to the store with them and...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I get so upset when I see younger gay guys who base their whole identity of self on sex. It's beyond heartbreaking and scary to hope they don't either become a cautionary tale or...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    So Last night the cops came to my house because of my mom.....My older sister told my mom about my dads mother because she said something about my mom and it has nothing to do with...
    MidnightRose3807 MidnightRose3807 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Another 477 ppl in a experience that's retarded. Nice one EP
    crowe1515 crowe1515 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    A little girl (13) just asked how she can get pregnant. I explained that that's the most ignorant thing a peraon her age could ever do, and that her and the baby would both jave...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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