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I Wish I Was Smarter

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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 3 days ago

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

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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, 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 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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    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 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 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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    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'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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 come back to the start of this year. change everything. I wish I could not fall in love with this guy who broke my heart. we was just one week together and after a day he...
    anonymous1anonymous7 anonymous1anonymous7 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's her first day of her work now. :) How did I know?she told me when we had a good talk but ended bad. I wish I could greet her a good luck and a great day for her first day...
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    iSweets iSweets 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Honestly I wish men understood what pregnant women go through. Last night I was in so much pain I am now 30 weeks pregnant and I feel sore all over and its been such a hot summer...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I wish I was older because mentally I feel ready to be an adult. I hate feeling trapped by my parents and school and other bull ****. I wish I could just be free with my...
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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