I Know I'm Not As Smart As People Say I Am

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    Unraveling Fear

    People say im smart. And i want so bad to believe them. But deep inside I just dont feel worthy of that name. Im so scared of letting people down. But they all have such hope for me. What will happen, when they see they havent been looking at the real me. The real me is insecure...
    carlotazin carlotazin
    13-15, F
    Jan 15, 2011

    Intelligence, Knowledge, It’s All In A Matter Of Comparison.

    Intelligence, Knowledge, it’s all in a matter of comparison. When I was growing up in school, it came to easy for me. I didn’t study, didn’t read, didn’t do anything yet can easily get an A on any paper and was rather boring. Yet nowadays those who are well read, who...
    moonlightheart moonlightheart
    26-30, F
    Oct 10, 2010

    I Never Really Was...

    People have always confused my "knowledge" with "intelligence". In that, I mean people have always thought I was more intelligent than I am merely because I can get the majority of questions right on Jeopardy or always seem to have an answer to some obscure question. But that...
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2010

    What Is The Feeling?

    What does it feel like to be a smart person? Is there a smart feeling? Is it arrogance? I have never felt it. It's nice to hear compliments from peers and guardians, but in the end... the mirrors are useless if I cannot see what they see. So I continue to look away.
    Jujalee Jujalee
    70+
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    People Think I'M A Brain

    I'm not. No matter what people say about me. I am a friendly person. I love people,pets, and most animals. I read whatever and whenever I can. I retain most of everything I read. I love to read and write. I love to sing - mostly rock-n'-roll, I admit - a direct offshoot of...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Apr 9, 2013

    At Least Not To Me, Personally

    From my own perspective, I don't think I'm as smart as people say I am. Maybe that shouldn't be said but it's true. I didn't finish school, dropped out in the eighth grade (somewhere in the middle to be honest where they merged eighth and ninth grade together, a program called...
    Dimples87 Dimples87
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 15, 2010

    I hate when people assume I'm smart.

    Even before they know my name they assume I get straight A's and study hard because I'm Chinese. Truth is, I struggle in math and had to retake a class twice because of how awful my test grades were. Now, I get decent grades, but people are still surprised that I'm not at the...
    sammichs sammichs
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2014

    Does That Matter?

    In my new school most others think im really smart (probably because my grades are very good), im the only one who knows that im not as smart as they think. When we write a class test they often ask me (especially in maths, but there i think im really good ;-)). For me then it...
    13hiatall 13hiatall
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2010
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