posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 11:18 PM
I'm left-handed...I was in a gifted program from the 2nd grade up until now where I am a junior in college and a part of my college's Honors
Program. I'm pretty much the most intelligent person in my family, but that's like saying I'm the tallest munchkin in the Wizard of Oz, it
doesn't hold much water. The reason that I am so smart though isn't because I know a lot of things, it's because I ask a lot of question, which is
probably the reason that I enjoy the ATS/BTS boards so much. If there is one thing that I absolutely hate, it is not knowing something that I think I
should know. My intelligence scale isn't really anything extraordinary, but it's not anything that's horrible either. I think my IQ is around 153
or something, and I scored a 29 on the ACT before I stopped taking it, because that was good enough to get me into college. My personal belief is
that stanardized tests are a load of crapola, because I am obviously not that intelligent. Also, I believe that grades are simply letters and numbers
while we are in school, and nothing more. A degree is a piece of paper, which you can laminate if you so desire, meaning that you took enough courses
in a particular area so you can get a picture frame to put a piece of paper in saying "Good Job".
Real intelligence comes from within, if I've learned one thing in my 20 years on this planet, it is that. If you say that you are smart, then more
than likely you really aren't. Now, I realize that someone will be wanting to say something to me on this one, because I did make a comment about my
intelligence; however, I also made several stating that there is so much more that I need to learn.
Please do not link me to Socrates on this thought, because he was quite arrogant. So was Seneca. How can you be humble if you keep telling people
you are? I make good grades, but that doesn't make me intelligent. I'm in the Honors Program at the college level, but that doesn't make me
intelligent. I know that there are more things out there in the world that I need to learn about, and that my friends is what makes me intelligent.
It isn't the fact that I know things, it is the will that I have to learn new things.
However, since I am left-handed, apparently that makes me a serial killer? Honestly, I am fascinated by serial killers, especially Jack-the-Ripper.
Mainly because he was left-handed, and the lefties just didn't get any respect when I was in school. I was 19 years old before I finally sat down in
a left-handed desk (minus that time I took the ACT at a different high school when I was like 16). I wrote letters to the school board in middle and
high school asking why we couldn't have left-handed desks. They never replied to me with actual answers, just that the demand wasn't high enough.
That is probably the same reason that I didn't do too well in arts and crafts back in kindergarten (sp?...see, not that smart am I?) with those
right-handed scissors (Mr. Burns was right...) that I had to use. However, I am great at "marth" too, because I can add numbers good (yes,
"good", because "well" is something with water in it, but so is "whale", don't you just love the English language?).
Here is an interesting tidbit about me that hardly anyone knows. As well (okay, so I used "well" instead of "good", so what if I'm a hypocrite,
so is everyone else) as I have done in school, I didn't learn to tie my shoes until I was 7-years old...the last person in my grade to do so...