It's Not Enough

When it comes to school, I am smart. Math is simple for me, Science classes bore, I'm better at speaking than my English teacher (who sounds like a hill-billy -_-), and I easily get A's on my essays. I'm not trying to sound boastful or arrogant, I'm just trying to explain myself. The thing is, I may be book smart, but I'm afraid that that's not going to be enough later on in life. I'm not very good at talking to people unless I'm reading a pre-written speech. I may be able to figure out complex math problems but when it comes to how long to put something in the microwave my common sense meter drops. I can pass a test easy on just memory w/ no studying required, but I can't remember what someone asked me to do five minutes after they ask. I guess being smart is a good thing, and I tell myself that it doesn't matter if people like you if you can't do good on the SAT's or get into college, but I'm smart enough to know that I am lying.

plainjayne plainjayne
13-15, F
3 Responses Feb 11, 2009

I guess you just lack social interaction. Go out with people you are comfortable with! You'll be able to lean a lot more things which you wouldn't find in books.

Major in some kind of science or engineering when you go to college. You'll be challenged, I promise. <br />
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As for talking to people...Practice. You'll find that eventually you will be able to apply your "book smarts" to social interaction and you'll be awesome...<br />
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Try to remember that there is more to intelligence than the ability to write tests. The ones who are defined by the latter are very annoying people...

Just finished my first year of college. Never heard words from another that seemed to come out of my own head.