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I Wish I Was Smarter

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

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    I'm 23 and have dealt with suicidal ideations on and off since I was 17. No one cares that I wish I was dead and they keep just telling me I should stay alive without giving me any...
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    So like three months ago, this girl that used to be our friend tried to break my man and I up. We found this out by her close friend that she has been trying to break us up for...
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    I don't have any friends and don't know how to make any. I feel pretty pathetic being 24 with not one friend to even hang out with or just say hey to and feel like I'm cared about...
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    My circle I write to you. I wish I could make it better for you. Take away your pain, your confusion, exhaustion. I wish my light could burn away the darkness so you could see...
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    I wish my bladder would work properly and I wish I could keep my boxers dry, the last few days havent been goof
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 17 hrs ago

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    If.. you just knew... I was searching for you all that time... but I just can't say it..I won't forgive myself if I did
    FazyH FazyH 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I wish i could play drums. But i am too much of a clumsy uncoordinated bastard .. guitar will have to do ! or maybe learn trombone and start a SKA band..
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have no friends. I wish I did but they r all fake. I'm alone most of the time and think bad thoughts about my self 😫
    charleybear13 charleybear13 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was always the shy girl… But then I had to sing in front of the class. I sang and after I was finished everyone started clapping and cheering up. I couldn't believe it but they...
    21mbrammer 21mbrammer 13-15, F Mar 1

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    Are you happy? Are you moving on with life? Are you over it? Do you still think about me? Do you still miss me? Do you keep hoping I'll talk to you? Or Do you hate me? Do you...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I was with you and everything has worked out just as we have dreamed.
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I do in some ways. Last night I was thinking how I'm too old and two big to get on those inside playground type of things I used to play on when I was young. And, I realize, as I...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I had met an dated a guy online for quite a while when I found out he cheated on me. it wasn't sexual. simply the romantic stuff--I love you, I want to marry you--but it still...
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I wish I could get over my stage fright. I use to love to sing. I tried out for American Idol, America's got talent and the voice. it seems like after the voice try outs I started...
    monteJ monteJ 31-35, M Mar 1

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    I wish I understood people. Why someone would act like they want to be your friend, that they like you and then behave without considering your feelings. Maybe I should just stop...
    GracefullyFaceless GracefullyFaceless 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I wish I could bring you back.. Time is flying by but I find myself still stuck at the same place. I can have the best day but still somewhere deep down I think about you. I think...
    endlesslyyyforever endlesslyyyforever 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    my wife is always unhappy she immigrated from another country to be with me. she is not working as of yet despite having her legal status now. she misses her family tremendously...
    alexburk18 alexburk18 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    On May 26th last year I was robbed and kidnapped from my home in LA. I had finished school for the day and had arrived at my house in Brentwood. My mother is an Orthodontist and my...
    lewlew16 lewlew16 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    Ok wish is a huge jump for me. Life is hard and it will always get tougher in one way or another so to wish for something says you've given up trying. If you want something you...
    Str8MaleCD Str8MaleCD 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I can wish and wish and wish all the time but it doesn't mean it will happen... There is this guy who claimed to like-like me but he also likes this other girl more. He knew me...
    TZPyrope TZPyrope 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Once upon a time, a man happened upon a magical lamp. He rubbed it and a genie came out. "Are you going to give me three wishes?" the man asked. "No," said the genie. "I am a rare...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 13

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    I feel a little backward, I see all these people wishing they were with someone but all I can think about is how badly I wish I was single. I don't want to feel responsible for...
    Cyarika Cyarika 26-30, F Mar 15

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    I wrote this a long time ago. AAP is lingo for always a pleasure. <3 is symbolic for love. I WISHED FOR THE SUN YOU GAVE ME YOUR WARMTH I WISHED FOR THE SKY YOU GAVE ME YOUR...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 15

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    If I could have my wishes If wishes did come true.. I would wish for happiness and long full life for you... I would wish for laughter And fill your life with songs Then ask for...
    rogi123 rogi123 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I wish the local girl who was murdered had a future, could get married and kiss her kids goodnight. I wish it was me instead of her. She didn't deserve this... She was only 17...
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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