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Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
7th May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" He's always been bored and has never applied himself. He's actually failed classes out of pure laziness."


Me and my brother, both 'gifted', although him far more than I, always did this weird thing where we'd deliberately fail classes of teachers we didn't feel were doing their jobs in order to put a black mark on their record. We felt we were punishing them or something lol.



I outgrew the attitude, he never did. I fell into failing out of laziness as well.



I'm a sahm mom, had a baby at 23. He does absolutely nothing, and never has, at 28.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" That sounds like it'd be really interesting. Maybe kind of depressing, but super intriguing. "



I'm super excited about it. I've been doing some welfare fraud detection already as an eligibility caseworker. It's somewhat unheard of that someone with less than a year of experience in eligiblity is allowed to take the test so I'm feeling lucky LOL. I really really like "catching" people in the act and I think that I can help reduce the fraud rate in the county I work in. If I get it, I have tons of ideas that may actually be feasible.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" Actually my brother was extremely gifted and I was slightly above average I guess you could say. My brother ... [snip!] ... she always had to work harder where things actually came easier to my brother or me even actually worked to her advantage."</blockquote>




See I think that's typical. Those of us that ah e stuff come easily to us get "lazy" cause we never had to try. The something comes along that's difficult and we don't know wtf to do haha. But people who have to work hard learn from a young age how to study and get the grades they need.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23710 posts
status 7th May '13

I was the opposite. I was very behind in reading until 5th grade (we moved during my critical years and it put me behind)...so I was on hooked on phonics and needed a lot of help with math...but when I caught up I just keep going and going and did really well in high school. Graduated college with a 4.0 and a degree in social work that I don't use LOL (I'm a SAHM) my DH is really gifted in math. Him and his brothers are geniuses.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
7th May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" Actually my brother was extremely gifted ... [snip!] ... don't know wtf to do haha. But people who have to work hard learn from a young age how to study and get the grades they need."


Most of all they know how to apply themselves. I always say my brother has all the talent but no ambition. My sister has all the ambition and no talent. And I didn't get jack.... not even looks to live on :lol:

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:" I'm super excited about it. I've been doing some welfare fraud detection already as an eligibility ... [snip!] ... that I can help reduce the fraud rate in the county I work in. If I get it, I have tons of ideas that may actually be feasible."

That sounds really awesome. I bet you're gonna have some crazy work stories.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
7th May '13

Gifted and talented classes in elementary. Reading at a college level early in elementary. Always scored above 95th percentile on SATs. Hated gifted and talented classes...it was just more busywork. Still boring. Did as little as I had to through junior and high school, other than in languages...took several and got As. Senior year of high school, I got straight As and went to college concurrently the last half. Graduated with my class. I have two Associates...one in psychology and one in history. I am a 24/7 mom of a 4 year old, in school working on an accounting degree, and I work for a CPA. Married but probably not much longer.



I wish I had not been so lazy about it. Nothing was ever hard; I just wasn't interested because it was sooo not challenging. But I cannot truly regret anything that led to having my son, especially since I am in a unique position to get to spend as much time with him as I do and still earn money to live.



A big concern with my son in school when he finally gets there is making sure he is actually challenged and intellectually stimulated, because I sure wasn't. They didn't have any programs that didn't feel like more of the same.

Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
7th May '13

i skipped a grade, was supposed to skip another but wasn't allowed by my mother. even after skipping i was at the top of my class and bored and finishing work early.



---until highschool when my social life took precedence. then i did enough to float by with high B's and A's . i was gifted but not an overachiever.



I did college for 3 years double majoring in biology and psychology. I left to become a model and now i'm a stay at home mom.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
7th May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 1inpink2inblue:</b>" Actually my brother was extremely gifted ... [snip!] ... don't know wtf to do haha. But people who have to work hard learn from a young age how to study and get the grades they need."


So true. I've known my whole life that all I had to do is listen in class, skim over the material the night before, and half ass my homework and I'd get a passing grade if not an "A".



I worked with a woman who wanted to get a Master's degree and was applying to different schools. At the same time I was fisnishing my BA and looking into applying for a Master's as well. She got so upset with me when I told her I had no intention of studying for my final because I already felt I knew the material. She got beyond pissed when I got an A on my final because she had to study and study and study just to get a passing grade. I told her it wasn't my fault that I knew what my abilities were and took advantage of it to kind of skate while I did other things that were more interesting. Yeah, she didn't talk to me for a while after that :lol:

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16133 posts
status 7th May '13

I tested as fantastically boringly average. I struggled all throughout school because of undiagnosed/untreated AD/HD and it took me seven years to get my degree. I finally got on meds my last year of college and went on to become a surprisingly successful elementary school teacher. Now I just stay home trying to make babies. I believe I have fulfilled my destiny of averageness.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" That sounds really awesome. I bet you're gonna have some crazy work stories. "


So true. I already have crazy work stories, I'm sure going into the investigator's office will be non stop entertainment.

Gone 12345.... 2 kids; Houston, Texas 16000 posts
7th May '13

I'm looking into getting my psych np or family np and if I accomplish that I'll feel gifted lol

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
7th May '13

I was never in the gifted/talented program but I was in AP classes in high school, which earned me college credits before graduating at 17.
I'd say I'm just an average adult though. I have a few AA's, a BA, and an emergency teaching license (which will be permanent in the fall)
I did well through college but found many courses to be very challenging and my good grades were the result of a LOT of work, not natural ability.

Rice+Beans 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 6675 posts
7th May '13
Quoting Gone 12345....:" and if so, what have you accomplished in your life thus far? just curious if there is ... [snip!] ... grade 8, graduated top ten percent.... today, I'm a single mom of two, and a registered nurse.. pretty average lol"


I have a similar background (in gifted programs, straight As, universities tested me in junior high, advanced classes, top of my class, even in college) and Im a single mom/waitress. I

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
7th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:</b>" So true. I've known my whole life that all I had to do is listen in class, skim over the material the ... [snip!] ... to kind of skate while I did other things that were more interesting. Yeah, she didn't talk to me for a while after that :lol:"</blockquote>




Omg yur first paragraph is me to a T. I do the same. I've never studied. I always remember stuff that's important. I remember the most random ass facts but can't remember what I ate for lunch. My brain just remembers stuff that's useful and very quickly dismisses useless info. I feel bad cause SO works hard to get As and mostly Bs. I do a lot of work for my asses but I don't work hard if u Kwim. It's easy, just time consuming. And painful cause I absolutely loathe "busy work". Give me something useful not just make me puke back what the textbook already told me.