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I Wish I Was Smarter

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

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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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    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 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 realize that, in all reality, I am NOT smarter than you!! One can only make such statements after making some assumptions. Assumptions lead to conceit. Conceit then fosters...
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    At night is when I wish my mind had a delete button. I think of all the embarrassing moments I encountered through out the day or every embarrassing moments I ever had.
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    ImNoAngel99 ImNoAngel99 13-15 a week ago

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    i wish thing could be different, i wish me and my love could be together happily ever after (as dumb and cheese as it sounds) i mean it i just wish things where different, that i...
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    I wish I was older so I could do things that older people do without stigma. Things like drinking wine, or smoking. Or partying or being able to go out late and having fun. I...
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    I was 14 and was walking home from the cinema alone. I had noticed a group of men following me but thought nothing of it. I had just gone past the police station when I was grabbed...
    PurpleRose95 PurpleRose95 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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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 Apr 30

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    I wish I hadn't pushed you away, I wish I had kept you close. I wish I hadn't been so cruel. because I don't want to lose you to her. I don't want to speak to you every once in a...
    mystiere13 mystiere13 16-17, F May 6

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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...
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    I wish I could forget the years when I went to a private school.. And I was all alone. Literally. That school was hell for me. When I was in second grade, this mother, for some...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Yesterday i hhad a concert for an honers band i was in. my family said they would come. My sister is in band too shes 18 and she usualy comes to my band things unlinke my...
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I definitely wish I had known the paths my life would take in my earlier years.  Everyone has to pay their dues, and everyone develops and matures over time.  I just...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses May 4

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    I wish things were simpler, I wish my family got along, I wish I would understand things better, I wish I had less anxiety, I wish I worried less, and most important of all is that...
    hazlewood hazlewood 16-17, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Yes i wish my father raised me and my sisters differently. I dont know how to complain to dad or even laugh with him or share any emotions ,thats how he raised us. Now dad has...
    saudifemale saudifemale 18-21, F May 7

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    It's strange and slightly sad to think how much effort it takes to create something, and how little it takes to crumble away. Even if it was a short time we were together I loved...
    1benevolent 1benevolent 22-25, M May 7

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    I wish you could put your mind at ease. Think of the happy times together And stop wondering, "what if". I wish you would find peace in your heart. Freedom to let yourself...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    yup - wish I was!!!!!! wish I was dead!!!
    Selfishpunk Selfishpunk 41-45, T 1 Response May 13

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    I'm so angry at society and all the things that are expected of me. I've been wasting my whole life in school and now I have 2 years left of college and I still don't know what I...
    Lemon127 Lemon127 18-21, F May 13

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