Never Allowed

This is incredible!  My entire life I've been poked and prodded and tested and called dirty names like "gifted".  I was once proud to be considered intelligent, but upon entering the corporate world I learned to NEVER speak of such things.  You see, once people know you're smarter-than-average, they expect you to ALWAYS be right, which is absurd!  No one is right all the time, even though some of us are right most of the time. 

The icing on the cake was my ex-wife.  When we were married she would openly ridicule me for being smart.  I like the things she did, but I also had a taste for more refined pleasures- reading, opera, etc.  When I wanted to share my likes with her, I think she felt intimidated and instead of either trying it or simply saying "no thanks", she would make me feel like an *** for even suggesting something. 

So, to find this group is like a the golden light of spring calling me out of my cave.  I think I'm gonna like it here.
Daddio3 Daddio3
36-40, M
Jul 24, 2010