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I Wish I Was Smarter

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    We're Screwed...

    I had a beer with a friend of mine a few months ago. Part of the conversation went something like this.... I'll never forget it. My friend looks at the sky and says "you know what?" "What?" I ask "Guys like you and me.... we're screwed..." "How so?" I ask. He takes a swig of his...
    cbrf3rider cbrf3rider 41-45, M 6 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Thought I Was Once, But No...

    I spent a few hours the other day taking 4 different IQ tests, perhaps because I'm a loser, or perhaps because I got up enough courage to finally verify what I've always believed. I'm not NEARLY as intelligent I everyone thinks I am or I used to think I was. It's been a long...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 6 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    I Wish I Was Smarter

    I wish I was smarter I made some huge mistakes as a child that I will not discuss involving sex. I also made some mistakes involving sex with my xwife that I will discuss. I cheated on her. She cheated on me. We were going to buy a house and then she cheated on me and got fired...
    marcustheartist marcustheartist 31-35 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    Thinking Is Difficult

    I wish I was more intelligent. Intelligence pretty much defines how good I am at my particular job. My boss has a PhD in physics, and my immediate colleagues have first class degrees (4.0GPA) from good universities. I got a third (a minimal pass, maybe 2.0GPA?) and I am...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2013

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    Have You Ever Failed In School?

    "I wish I was smarter ~ when I was in H.S. I failed Physics with the 'F' and some how I didn't felt bad about it. But that grade did not effect me at all and some how actually helped me in LIFE. We all have failed or not as smart as the nerds that pass us by. Collectively...
    MrB MrB 61-65, T Oct 19, 2008

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    Smart, Yet Ignorant....

    I am smart, but sometimes I wish that I were smarter. I have really bad communication skills when trying to hold a conversation, or even just small talk, with people & because of this, I come off as stupid to them. Everyone thinks I'm ignorant because I...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    I'm not a genius, ans that's okay.

    I'd say i'm average smarts. I suck at math, but i'm pretty good with everything else. I catch on quick with anything technology/electronics related. I love history and biology. But I wish I was just able to learn quicker in some subjects or be able to work things out quicker...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 16-17, F Nov 17, 2014

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    Being Around Honors Students

    I can't help but wish to be smarter because I feel so stupid around these incredibly smart people.  I feel like such a failure. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    I wish I was smarter

    because I always procrastinate. I thought the class I took in college would help but it didn't. Are there any tips on how I could be smarter? I know it is a dumb question but sometimes I feel like I am the only person in the world that is dumb. I also want to know how to make...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Jul 28, 2014

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    14simplyme14 14simplyme14 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Some Things Would Be Easier

    I hate when people make me feel stupid. I have had many people put me down and try to make me feel like less. I may not be THAT smart but i don't think I am a complete idiot. I was taking a vocabulary test the other day and again i felt ridiculous. The teacher was reading the...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 14 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    I Do..

    I'm among the worst at most of the classes. Usually people who're not good at studying are very good at socializing, so they can always rely on their friends to teach them, or do work for them. Not me. I do have a smarter friend, whom I don't talk to much cause somehow, the...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Apr 24, 2013

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    Well, got below average on my SAT.

    No college for me, I guess. ;u;
    the1undonly the1undonly 18-21, M Jun 27, 2014

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    Have One of Those Dwelling Minds

    I love to learn about new subjects, but 2 weeks later its gone. I have to keep a copy of everything because I can only remember the basic facts about events or people. Wish I could analyze better situations and think of every possible outcome for something. I try to piece the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    I'm pretty smart

    objectively, I am very intelligent. But still wish I was smarter. Its just natural to want to be smarter, but you know what? More points of IQ don't help you become a better or happier person. I will attest to the truth of that. Really, I think its more important to work on...
    kntransit kntransit 18-21, M Jun 21, 2010

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    Smart Is Good

    Being smart makes so many of life's tasks easier. Who wouldn't want to be smarter? Unless you're already so smart that the rest of the world doesn't understand you.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 Oct 19, 2008

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    I Want To Be Smarter

     I know that I did well in school but the thing is that I have never been that good. I was in resource (special Ed) classes for spelling, math, and grammar. I ended up with a 3.75 GPA after I main streamed myself in to normal classes in high school. To this day I steal feel...
    valcav valcav 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Now I live a different country and they speak a different language. I have moved five years ago there. I really do not have anyone I can call a friend or someone I can trust and I...
    nasramaslow nasramaslow 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    When i was little my dad came around alittle but was in and out of jail, i dont remember much from when i was little other than what my mom has told me. When i was 14 he wanted to...
    Greysanatomy74 Greysanatomy74 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So I go to Art Institute in California a private college and I have to say I have doubts about the students there. They are very selfish and untrustworthy. I am in my 30s returning...
    6SempaIImoto9 6SempaIImoto9 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of living my life and I'm 18:( I had a series of unfortunate events leading up until now.. Now I own my own house at 18, have a puppy, and a boyfriend I'm on and off with...
    SnowWhite83 SnowWhite83 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    i wish you were here or i was there or we were together anywhere .
    missmonday missmonday 18-21 1 hr ago

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    Warning labels would be amazing! Just wasted 3years of my life with a guy who I thought was loving warm kind..... Nope so wrong my mums just gotten very sick and the selfish...
    weemunchkin weemunchkin 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Ughhh I just wanna k!ll myself I'm just worthless I shouldn't be here anymore I'm a waste of space I cry everyday all I do is hurt I just don't know why I am here
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Most recent cut deep this time. Sadly you turned out like the rest. Even though i think you are still the fairest of them all even though i still care. I wish you didn't use me. I...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    My two daughters were at their daddies house this weekend. I went to pick them up, and I was so surprised when they both came up to me and hugged me, and then gave me something...
    DesireeRae DesireeRae 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So the date got moved to another day, which i'm totally fine with. What really bugs me now is this situation with my family. I feel like i'm going through this once again with...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I think to wayyyyyyy to much, about a lot of things, and then i my head starts to hurt, or i get lost into thoughts that are true. I wish i could easily just forget somethings
    Tyfly Tyfly 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    i wish i had another close open minded friend , that i can tell my bestfriend is actually my girlfriend ..
    missmonday missmonday 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I adore my amazon wish list, it really reflects my personality and desires.. I am willing to offer things back to whoever buys me a gift xoxohttp://amzn.com/w/1Z3DYCPL9A7UE
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 49 mins ago

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    So many people wish that they had powers or wish they had lots of money, or a better job or other things or even wish they were the opposite gender. There is just so many wishes...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Apr 7

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    This may confuse you I've been thinking of this for a while and it's kind of complicated. Wish 1: To be good in math (I suck at math) Wish 2: To be able to travel to any...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I wish that when I texted someone they replied. I wish that when I talked people heard me. I wish that when I posted something on social media it got likes or retweets or whatever...
    youvebeenjesstified youvebeenjesstified 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Hate myself for always being shy , socially awkward & scared. Always wished that i should have been more outgoing & sociable and had more friends to talk to , share my experiences...
    SAINTOFKILLER SAINTOFKILLER 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I wish I could tell the people I love, I love you. I wish I wasn't so quiet. I wish that the good wishes of people come true.
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I wish i knew what was wrong with me. I wish i knew how to fix me. I am scared of what life is bringing me. My world is going crazy. I feel like im always messing everything up. No...
    live2love2laph2always live2love2laph2always 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Certain things make me remember old times...times that I miss, people I wish I'd never met or never become disillusioned of...things I wish I'd said, but at the same time, I'm glad...
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Another day Waking up to another haze Between each candle Her memory laced So I dream with eyes apart Looking to each corner And every heart Blind to myself Love still...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    This came from a story on Facebook. An elderly mother saying goodbye to her daughter, probably for the last time they would see each other because of the mothers age and distance...
    hapsoul hapsoul 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    I know that the decision I made was wrong and I will carry that regret with me like a giant rock on my back for all my life but I meant well. Now you made a choise and used anger...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Simple as that. I wish I was beautiful. I wish someone would look at me and think dang shes beautiful or something. I don't like being the ugly friend, the ugly sister. I go out...
    WhyWasIStupid WhyWasIStupid 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I am 34 years and the oldest of my siblings and first cousins. My mother and aunt were single parents and started birthing us all at the ripe ages of 14 and 16. Because I was the...
    snstewa1 snstewa1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I wish birth was simpler. I wish we didn't have to push out kids with so much pain. The guy just sits there and hold they're wife hand or girlfriend hand. I wish guys can help out...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 22

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