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Originally posted by phoebeflakes
Smartest people in the world?
Maybe an IQ number on paper says (maybe, I haven't seen stats) but I'm rather saddened that my executive function and ability to actually USE my brain to it's potential or whatever is ...not there....lol..
To me, 'smart' is the whole package all around; not just the capacity of our minds but how effectively and fully we use it, how we regulate, control, manage etc etc... And it's that 2nd part where I...FAIL...
It really is sad. Like really...but I've given up a great deal in the last while and that's my own fault I guess.
Originally posted by rival
Is this only for kids? I'm fifty, and my whole life I've heard myself described;
You are so smart, but... or How can know so much, but... etc.
My problem is I can't stay on topic until it's exhausted. I automatically
see juxtapositions several times during any sentence anyone speaks
and I just have no filter to stop myself from zooming off. It makes
people uncomfortable. And if I make a conscious decision to hold
my tongue, it's worse, and I can tell they think I'm judging them
and they get nervous.
Now I just tell people I'm weird when I meet them.