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I Wish I Was Smarter

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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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F Nov 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 can't help but feel like everyone knows more

    and I want to be smarter but I don't know where to start.
    sleepdeprivedbeauty sleepdeprivedbeauty 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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

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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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    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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    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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    When i saw this group, i was torn between feeling this way and yet at the same time not. I had a fairly decent childhood as far as anyone could see. My parents were good at hiding...
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    I wish to be a hot girl all the time. Specially when watching **** . Makes me wish I was hot like those girls, and to be able to have their experiences
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    every day i wish i was a girl all the things i would do that i can never experience it makes me really sad. i love to see women walk around in there heels and sexy dresses and...
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    I drove by all the places we used to hang out getting wasted I thought about our last kiss, how it felt the way you tasted And even though your friends tell me you’re doing fine...
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    guys please tell me if I'm crazy okay? because I would like to know since I haven't met anyone who thinks like me but this is going to be a long story. So here's the thing. My...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    She's just perfect....but I love my mom to....i just wish my mom was as good as this lady...and ik that sounds sooo mean :(
    smileforme14 smileforme14 13-15, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just wish he cared. I just wish my mom didn't have to put up with so much crap. I wish there was somebody to take care of us in our bad times. After my parents divorced, he...
    Demonizer Demonizer 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sazzio Sazzio 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    my first wish would be to be able to stop time for short periods. would pull some great jokes and tricks with that :) my second wish would be to find a girl that is just like me...
    Myrandapoos Myrandapoos 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Actually I would take back wish 6 and wish for 3 more so that I could use the previous wish 6 as 7 then use 8 to wish for the ability to escape to my dream and fantasy worlds...
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M Aug 19

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    I would use my first wish to wish for 4 additional wishes. Wish 2 would be for my father to accomplish his goals, wish 3 would be for dads health to be perfect, wish 4 would be to...
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M Aug 19

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    I'm more than 50% Mexican, and the rest of my heritage is European. I was born white, but I slowly tanned as I got older. I'm not too dark, but I wish I was white. I want white...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Throughout my life I have gone through some really bad times, I had experienced depression for a couple of years before but it never got as bad as it did last year. Before last...
    cattak cattak 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I've had a couple of best friends in which the relationship lasted for maybe a year or longer, then they replaced me or just flat out stopped talking to me. I blame myself for way...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Life is so hard. We all have it hard and if you don't, that's a damn shame for you. I wish life was simpler. I wish reading people were easier and knowing what you want off the...
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