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Were you a precocious child?

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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 01:02 AM
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I have a vague recollection of my childhood. The first precocious thing I remember doing was trading Playboy pictures in kindergarten. Following that, I remember watching soap operas and The Oprah Winfrey Show with my mother when I was around 8 years old. That may be chalked up to just wanting to spend time with my mother. But, I recall watching The Oprah Winfrey Show alone sometimes around that age.

The first precocious thing that I remember doing entirely of my own volition was absolutely loving the TV show Moonlighting at about 10 years old. I still remember the feeling of excitement and anticipation I had about watching that show every week. I was allowed to stay up until 11 PM so I could watch the show. That was a big deal for me too. I remember I loved the atmosphere of the show most. That seems odd looking back because it was such an adult-oriented TV show. I had a huge crush on Cybill Shepherd, and I thought ‎Bruce Willis was cool.


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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 02:07 AM
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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

I feel like writing in an altered state tonight (it's 4:00 AM) and all the political talk is driving me nuts so I'm slumming on this side of the board looking for something to talk about. I hope this adds something to or helps kick off your discussion?

I'm not sure your kindergarten porn ring was precocious or just naughty? Are you just indicating your underground picture trading was precocious entrepreneurship or that you were somehow objectifying and sexualizing women when you were five? I'm also not sure enjoying adult oriented television programming is too high on the precocious scale? It might be?

My childhood may have not been precocious either but it was seriously bizarre and I was far more aware of things than any little kid should have to be. In ATS parlance, I was born with my "third eye" open to certain things which has been both a blessing and a curse.

I won't cite particular examples of precociousness but I was always in a different space from other kids in terms of maturity, academic performance and understanding of the world. I attribute that to several factors:

My earliest years, up until I was 8 or 9 were ones of mostly small family farm life in rural Ohio with my grandparents who were both born in the 1800's. Kids living on farms and doing farm stuff with animals and agriculture in old school ways are always going to have learned skills and abilities, that when compared with city-raised kids may seem precocious.

I pretty much lived in big cities after the 3rd grade and have always been somewhat surprised at how inept some people are doing things. I still am. My mom was raised in the same environment and we are/were both "handier" than most. But this is only a small part of my reasons and I only added this to point out that what may be normal or just an enhanced skill set to some may be perceived as precociousness by others? I could drive a tractor when I was seven. Does that count?

In reality, it was my problems that grew me up too fast that kind of fundamentally put me on a different level from everyone my own age. I was dealing with some primary inconsistencies between who I was in my head, my heart and in my personality and soul and who and what I was supposed to be. It was very dark and a heavy load and I thought about things by the time I was five or six that even most adults never have. My hyper awareness of the differences between boys and girls and me, my "curse" if you will, were pervasive, invasive and obsessive thoughts from my earliest memories that would never leave me alone, ever. I still hear this voice in the back of my head sometimes although it is much quieter than it was when I was a child.

Dealing with these difficult things, things considered at the time to only be adult problems, is what made me really stand out from other children in terms of maturity and seriousness and even appearance and behavior so in many ways, you could say I was emotionally precocious dealing with and thinking about stuff kids just don't unless they're born with the same life sucking problem. (I started seeing child psychiatrists in 1965 when I was ten.)

I'm not sure being different is being precocious by itself but it certainly set me apart in so many ways. I was always a lot more grown up than other kids, darker, deeper and more pensive but having tough problems can do that. Even through high school and especially then, I was still somewhat in a league of my own. Some saw this as being precocious. Others just thought I was broken. (I wasn't. Everything worked out)



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

Were you a precocious child?


Yes.

I remember participating in my first Illuminati Satanic ritual sacrifice when I was 4 and I have not looked back since.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:16 AM
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i was an insufferable pain in the ass.

Still am, but not quite as bad.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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No, I did not have the luxury of being precocious. I got my ass beat if I made a C or made the wrong face after my parents said something I had a problem with.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:37 AM
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I was and still am a really big time arse-hole. But, us arse-holes are a much needed commodity in todays world.....the world of the PC. I'm heading into my golden years......old man clout arsehole years, there gonna be the best!! STAY THE DAMN HELL OFF MY GRASS!! I just can't wait !!!!!
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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: AlongCamePaul
No, I did not have the luxury of being precocious. I got my ass beat if I made a C or made the wrong face after my parents said something I had a problem with.


So did i.

Didn't keep me from doing it, though.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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I was a little dork! All my brothers and sisters called me Mr. Know-it-all by the time I was 10.

I remember asking my parents to allow me to build an ultralight in the basement at 6... Getting yelled at by my Dad for trying to build a laser. My first dumpster dive netted a T.V. that had a bad Vertical Hold Pot... So I had my dad stop at the T.V. Repairman's house and told him how to fix it.

"Please change out this variable resistor, Sir". I said with a chubby dirty finger pointing to the Vertical Hold. He was so impressed he did the job right there and charged me like 15 bucks. Cheap T.V.

I had my Ham Radio License before 12, knew Morse code (what kid does that) and was kicked out of my first computer class within 10 minutes of the start (they left the school Mainframe's Phone Number next to the Teletype... what else was I supposed to do?)...I saw a Socket Modem, Phone Number... time to push the big red button on the wall...

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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

Funny, I think these were shows that most young kids watched including Oprah when she first came out. I use to love watching Richard Simmons when I would take a sick day from school and most often watching shows that were adult themed. I think it was the norm back then for me because we had so few channels.

I think back then in my case I was experimenting with chemicals, mixing whatever I could and taking apart electronics more often than not to my parents dismay..
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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

my dad thinks i feel very good and the men in black were there for him...i was trash and dead to these humans what is being precius mean given gold and diamands for sex or love making...? good thing i would rather be dead than precious....
so what do you think being preciuos is? keeping women out of the occupational environments?...this wois a female that does well in why worlld is pure hell....so is a fatherless, daddyless female considered trash and worthless when she is edjucated and self sufficiant and a title as high as brain surgen? or an auto shop master?



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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i was a lonely child until i discovered video games.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Profusion


Were you a precocious child?


If precocious means slow and semi-retarded, then yes.

I was a precocious child.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Profusion


Were you a precocious child?


If precocious means slow and semi-retarded, then yes.

I was a precocious child.


Pre 'co' cious, darling.

Not precious.

But I imagine you were precious!



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You've grown into a very precocious adult.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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Umm... when I was in 2nd grade of one the teachers pulled me aside and asked me to pronounce 12 words, told me that I pronounced at a 12th grade level. That's about it though lol.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Oh, I was something alright.




posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: Mousygretchen


when I was in 2nd grade of one the teachers pulled me aside and asked me to pronounce 12 words, told me that I pronounced at a 12th grade level. That's about it though lol.


That's enough to fit the definition!
I would imagine that a large number of ATS members were.




posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: DBCowboy

You've grown into a very precocious adult.







posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

That is kind of how I picture you when I reply to you here. Either that or the meme with the comedian looking around with his mouth agape.



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