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Gifted Kids
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Re: Gifted Kids

I am apparently "gifted" or what not they say. It's all crap to me, they give me the work, I do my best to complete it, don't do good enough and my parents get pissed. Pretty normal life.
04-28-2008 01:09 PM
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Re: Gifted Kids

According to me mum, I'm "borderline gifted".

I don't buy it. I'm smart, but I think that's the be-all-and-end-all in terms of intelligence. "Gifted" people are basically just people with average to above-average intelligence, who actually try hard and give a damn.

"All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."

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04-29-2008 05:59 AM
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Being gifted doesn't even gaurentee you anything. I took a skills assessment and an IQ test in the 8th grade. My scores were through the roof with one exception (My writing ability was average, boo hoo) They still kept me in Special Ed for two more years.
04-29-2008 10:15 AM
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Gifted Kids

It's nothing special. We learn things at a faster pace. That's it.

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"Treat every problem as a challenge, not a dead end. And treat every question like an obstacle worthy of your effort." -my friend's wise Asian father (Sounds better in Chinese)

01-17-2013 12:34 AM
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Gifted Kids

This thread is 5 years old.

The purpose of life is a life with a purpose
So I’d rather die for a cause than live a life that is worthless
I don’t need the circus or the day of national observance
I need you to think for you and stop being a servant
-Immortal Technique, The Martyr, The Martyr
01-18-2013 12:33 PM
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