Actually I Am Not Really Sure

Maybe it is just that I am "different". I know I am smart. I score highly on tests. I am a whizz with puzzles. I catch on to things quickly. l see sides and angles to things that other people don't pick up. You would never know when talking to me that I only had one year of high school education. The way i think and speak sets me apart from the ordinary people my life circumstances bring me in contact with from day to day. But most of them think I am some kind of airhead when they first meet me. Maybe it's the blonde hair. Or maybe it's because I am poor, have failed to use my natural intelligence to get anywhere. I can only conclude that being intelligent is not enough. You have to DO something with it.   

bewildered99 bewildered99 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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True, you DO have to do something with your brains. The good thing is that you can choose to do so at any time.

And for what it's worth, thinking differently from other folks is a mixed blessing. It gives you a slightly different angle on life...but it does make it harder to relate to others.