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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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    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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    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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    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

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

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    I wish i could be there to close the door and help explore that beautiful body of yours..
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    I'm always wishing for something I know will never happen, right now I'm wishing the hardest I ever have. I swear if this wish is granted I'll never care about another wish coming...
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    i was a victim too when i was a kid ...my age was about 7_8 years old ..all i remember that he was our home builder i was serving cool water sometimes ...he just used me .! even he...
    Edina18 Edina18 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm not a major introvert but I do better lecturing or presenting to a large group rather than talking one on one to a stranger. I wish I was better at that. It would have made...
    bgood79 bgood79 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Saw a young couple outside my office window last week. They couldn't keep their hands off each other and they kissed every minute. Maybe it's young love but either way, it looked...
    bgood79 bgood79 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Mmmmm okay soo this happened with four? People men of course and it started when I was five .-. First one was my cousin B then my dads best friend A then my other cousin F then my...
    smilelover smilelover 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Mmmmm okay soo this happened with four? People men of course and it started when I was five .-. First one was my cousin B then my dads best friend A then my other cousin F then my...
    smilelover smilelover 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Wish this happened to me o wait it did and it was the best
    IWantToBeBadlyTortured IWantToBeBadlyTortured 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I also wish I could skip the awkward dating and jump right to the good stuff. ; ))
    Traysee Traysee 46-50, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Wishing everyone a safe happy 4th of July!!! :)
    SkateBoardz SkateBoardz 18-21, T 5 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of waking up everyday with this dead feeling inside me..i wish i could just stay asleep.
    BlueWonders BlueWonders 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I actually got one best friend and two close friends. (mostly I'm lucky to have them) i know they love me and i love them too, but lately it feels complicated.. we all changed...
    blueskybutterfly blueskybutterfly 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    happy birthday to me :) well... i am 20 today and i am so happy to see today :) been through alot but God is always there for me. i pray next year is going to be a great birthday...
    empress4 empress4 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Wishing everyone a very happy 4th of July
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    REAL TALK POWER'S OF ENERGY  GREETINGS!.. Its Me Icey! The Energy Manipulator, How are you all?.. Me? Im Well Thanks..And I've Got so much Stuff to talk to ya'll about! Its not...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Im gonna meet a crazy ep friend of mine tomorrow.... he told me he was coming jus before he caught his train.... he is indeed CRAZY.... im lot excited to meet my friend....
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I wish he would just stop. I can't have peace. he has more rights then me. It will just take time for him to leave me alone hopefully. I scared to open my door and see his face. I...
    nomore02 nomore02 31-35, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hate myself because I've been hated on a lot in middle school and high school. I only have three friends who love me for me and my randomness. I wish I had more friends who are...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    He was an amazing man. I feel sorry that his wife would hire the lead singer from another band to murder him. He never deserved a woman like that. He deserved someone better. Rip...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I feel beautiful inside and want to share some advice: Advice: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change: From Dr Wayne Dyer. I heard a story that may...
    sea4 sea4 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    I started to explore the romantic side of life when I was 16. I got my first relationship with a guy who's 2 years older than me. We dated for 2 years. Everything was good until he...
    tears3sad tears3sad 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    cause I get so stupid over you." a nod to Dave from the early 90s, a punk rock band called Schreeching Weasel. one of my favorite punk bands, well, ever. It's Ramones with a sharp...
    trent74 trent74 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    I want to be pretty, more than anything, people keep telling me i'm pretty on the inside, and that is what matters, but if you were me, you would see, that is not really all that...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    I was born in 1965 and even though 60's & 70's were simpler times I wish the internet was around then mainly cause I would have known I wasnt alone in my Gender Issues
    SeptGurl2015 SeptGurl2015 46-50, T 20 hrs ago

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    All through out school I was being bullied. I got bullied for so much, for being the quiet one, for being the fat one, for being the smart one. For just everything, I hated it, it...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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