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I Am Retarded

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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 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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    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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    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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    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

    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 27 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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    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 (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-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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Excuse my rant, but some people have to grow up. They need to stop making fun of things that aren't jokes. Mental illnesses like depression or anxiety aren't funny, and neither are...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    War on women's rights?! Are you people ******* serious?! Seriously serious?! Do you have any idea how ******* retarded that sounds?! As retarded as the "hey-lets-go-out-and-kill-an...
    SofaKing9000 SofaKing9000 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 5

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    People who insult an entire group may not know they're insulting people close to them. Some family members have called me retarded many times without realizing because they were...
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    When I call a stupid person retarded, I'm not using that word in connection with people with actual diagnosable mental issues, because I personally think those people are smarter...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 days ago

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    1. Hi, I'm Jenn 2. I'm from Melbourne, Australia 3. I'm like 5'7 or something 4. I'm fifteen 5. I like animals, my favourite animal is probably a duck 6. I suck at making friends...
    ToTheMoon28 ToTheMoon28 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mom left out fish, which attracted ants. When I came home, it was crawling in them--so I threw it out. Her reaction? She flipped the **** out and I was retarded, then she went...
    beautifulloner beautifulloner 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I took a pic of the pills I take. Usually one a month. This is the tablet sleeve (whatever you call it?) and a tablet on top. I cut that into 4's and 4's and 4's again and even...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 27

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    In the interest of full disclosure I will point out again that I forget whats been said and done. Im not rent boy Im not constantly thinking about what Im doing to him or you. I...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Mar 1

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    I am extremely antisocial, i need to really be comfortable with you to be able to talk to you, or all I'd do is listen to music the whole time. Or I act extremely retarded so like...
    demonswithin demonswithin 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I hate meeting somebody and stuttering and thinking that they must think that I'm retarded or something. I don't want to ever face them again.
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M Mar 1

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    I am sick of being socially awkward. I remember every single awkward situation that happened to me when I say something that makes no sense and then this moment of silence with...
    AHAAE AHAAE 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I accept what I get called and have gotten called and say I am those things I'm an ugly retarded basterd no chance for love
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M 5 Responses Mar 3

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    We all know atheism is the TRUTH. That's why everyone else gets into such a rage over atheism. Humans are born with a moral code and without it, things like murder and...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 3

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    Okay here it goes. Call it not lady like or not decent girl type of thing. I don't care anymore, it's been years since I've done this and I finally have it to let out a little...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    two days ago my mum caught me using my dummy (as I have tbdl feelings) and she teased me for a little while and then on I keep wanting to kill myself again (after 3 months) I'm...
    UKbabyboi UKbabyboi 13-15 1 Response Mar 5

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    The one about the guy who "befriended" the grizzly bears. Too lazy to look up the name. This guy seemed pretty psychologically ******. He thought that grizzly bears would see...
    crashtestdummy78 crashtestdummy78 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    And I am not all that sure why. I do try to socialize when the moment and situation demand it, and I don't have that much of a problem with it. I don't hate people so I am not a...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Plain and simple, I'm not happy. Any time something comes into my life that brings me any happiness, it disappears as quickly as it came. I suppose things could be worse: I have a...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 36-40, M Mar 10

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    This experience of mine isn't really breathtaking. More of a dairy, really. Never in my life have I dated, been hit on. Since September, one of my new classmates was particularly...
    Rocessive Rocessive 16-17, F Mar 10

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    when I was five I spilled my milk. Grandma said,"Its not your fault. Your dad is retarded. Your just like him." I wasn't sure if that meant I was too. I didn't know him, he left...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I hate it when people use "that's retarded" or "that's gay" as an insult.
    WistfulAster WistfulAster 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I am being struggling a long time in finding out who I really am ,I being trying out various activities which I thought would fit my personality but unfortunately it did not help...
    darkheart93 darkheart93 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    It's really irritating to get them to see our side of things. It's probably because they feel like they're side isn't seen by us, I would ask what their side of things is, but I...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 13

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    You know, I know my friend was completely messed up in his own way, but I knew he'd be there to talk when I called. Not anymore, I'm fully aware that things completely changed...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Mar 13

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    It is a lonely, cultureless, racist, uneducated and crude society with a barbaric past. I'm not white, but I'm born and raised here, which makes me as Australian as any other...
    boredgame boredgame 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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