When I was in middle and high school (ages 12-17) people always assumed I was really smart because I wore glasses, was the typical nerd, I guess the way I just was, etc.
So, I always thought I was really smart or I should say smarter than most people.
However, my grades were average, the entire time.
I thought when I got to high school I would be even smarter. Didn't happen.
Perhaps I was a bit smarter in middle school but it didn't carry on to high school and that really hurt me because people still assumed I got good grades even when I told them I didn't.....just based on the way I LOOKED and I really thought I was really that smart.
Nevertheless, I truly lived it too but it began to wear off in my mind.
My question is, I truly believed this. This is what I constantly thought. (I was smarter than most).
It turns out I was almost less than average.....how the heck does something like this happen??
Any insight would be helpful.
If you are smart, but not hard-working, then it wasn't unusual you got low grades. I knew many people who weren't particularly smart but did the best in the class. This may be the case for you, but I am only assuming as don't know if you are hard-working or not.
To refer to the Law of Attraction part. Of course it can do wonders but it seems that your belief wasn't enough to manifest smartness for you.
Are you sure you were in alignment with you being smart? What you said seems like a little contradiction. You thought you were smart yet were hurt by the lack of smartness. Maybe you just put yourself in line with "nerds". Stereotypically smart, but nobody likes to be nerd.
answered 27 Jul '10, 18:24
Schools don't measure intelligence. They measure your ability to memorize facts, take tests and conform to social norms.
Assuming it wasn't just because you were lazy, the fact that you got poor grades suggests to me that you were probably smarter than most of your classmates. Smart kids are easily bored by the average school.
You know, I was fast in school, middle school went to 7th grade and I was in 6th, I was the second fastes runner in the school. Then I moved to another town to another school, a bigger school. The competition was fierce, I wasn't the fastest any more, more kids just as fast or faster.
You are smart, just you started noticing others just as smart or smarter, or other kids started using their brains more when you started earlier,
answered 27 Jul '10, 04:26
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