I have something to inform you of.

2 years, 9 months ago

I like to think I’m intelligent. But, often I find myself second-guessing and underestimating myself. I’m always calling myself stupid but everyone I know says I’m a genius. What am I?!

Also, I’m going to the 9th grade next year (yay) and on the last day of school before me and my best friend (Ricky Brown) walked out of the door My principal pulled us aside and talked to us about going to high school and how we’ve been slacking. He kept stressing out how we are much more intelligent than we act and we just need some self-motivation to get good grades. I do believe Ricky and I CAN get good grades but we’re lazy as FUCK. A reason? The only thing you can do to get Ricky to wake up? Fruit. He wakes up if you toss him a fruit. (Preferably an Orange) I SWEAR if you hear him speak, he talks like such. A. Stoner.

You don’t have to reply, I just needed to get that out.

June 5, 2012 at 6:57 am

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Profile photo of Matthew Matthew (@ojai) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

You are very young and self critical, with a lot to learn. We are all learning, though. We should never stop learning.

Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

That’s because you are probably a genius who doesn’t need people to tell him what he is. Ever wondered that? I kinda fucking regret all my years in high school, except the sum of when I didn’t pay attention to it. Because, even when I went there, I wasted most of my time’s life! How can I be a mad incredible freak if I always go chasing fucking grades where people are supposed to memorize shit and think alike?

If I am going out to hear about other peoples problems again, I’ll probably still bring ear plugs or earphones. That’s what the fucking educational system is. You go to learn about all the problems of the people you won’t even have to meet again.

You don’t have to reply, I just got that out.

Profile photo of Skullpanda3433 Skullpanda3433 (@skullpanda3433) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

Also when Ricky and Micheal (another friend) wanted to wake me up, they told Ricky’s dad to go get doughnuts. Sure enough he did, and speedily I’m told. Micheal had put a glazed doughnut in front of my face and apparently I woke up. Instantly. And lunged at it. I got my doughnut and they won’t let me hear the end of THAT story. (-_-”’)

Profile photo of Alicia Lee Alicia Lee (@aliwine) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

Pay attention and take a variety of courses you are interested in. Unfortunately highschool is important and what you do there effects what college you will get into when you get older. So unless you plan to be some sort of entrepreneur (in which case a college business course would help out) paying attention is important. I didn’t push my self to my fullest in highschool then also got pregnant and was really sick in my last semester so my grades went down even more, and then I got stuck having to take a college course before I could get into university!!

Lesson learned- don’t slack or it will cost you. And if you need fruit and doughnuts put them by your bed to wake up to?

Profile photo of The_truth_is_ The_truth_is_ (@sirensetmefree) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

@aliwine, THIS!

I was in elementary, I was told that I was a gifted individual. My parents were told to keep a strong hold on me because I could go the “right” path or the “wrong” path, but that I would go into the extremes, and you don’t want someone like me in the “wrong” extreme.

In middle school, I was bored all the time. Did all sorts of homework and just refused to turn it in. At one point I even tried having a conversation in class with one of my teachers because I saw the outline of her thong.

High school was worse. I actually made a teacher quit and go to an all-girls school, to “avoid students like [me].” I sent death threats to my friends across the school’s computer network so that every computer in the school got the threats.

At my university, I picked up my act. At one point, I was told by a professor, “It says a lot that you can come up with ideas on your own writing a paper that professionals come up with.” And I was offered help in co-writing a paper about death to get published as a response to a conversation between Frederick Kaufman and John Martin Fischer.

I look back on this now and think, “Maybe if I took high school a bit more seriously, I would’ve gotten so much further by now.” Don’t slack off. Sure, you can go have fun. Because high school is going to suck donkey balls. But don’t slack off. Get into a good university, man.

Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

Honestly I don’t remember most of high school. Probably because all they teach students is garbage. Just do enough get get by and graduate with acceptable grades

Profile photo of Mike Glass. Mike Glass. (@dogsarebadpeople) 2 years, 9 months ago ago

I can relate to you… it’s hard to find motivation to do mundane school work after looking around sites like this. School is geared towards feeding industry, to get a job & blah. But not enough is dedicated to feeding the wonder & imagination of the future generations who have an opportunity to be the change.

The reason people often times lack motivation is because dammit the subject is just not interesting. Find something your interested in whether at school or searching the internet, Let it spark a fire in your mind, a desire for pursuit & go with it… It’ll open up many doors & create many new ideas for you. if knowledge is a tree one single root idea can blossom into many branches. Plant some trees man, plant some trees.

“I never let school get in the way of my education” -Mark Twain.

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