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Ekonk Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I have that too.

I'm also the only one who doesn't drink.
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mikegoulty Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I forget that I am so much better than my friends (not trying to be cocky here, but I am), so I expect the same standards of them as I do of myself when working... :(

Remember to give allowances...
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Otterbane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you should be either. I know I have a couple of friends that I wouldn't call 'geniuses' (to put it mildly), but they're okay, they're not 'stupid' or any less of a good friend just because they don't know something!

Just a warning, if you realise that you're above average, please don't be a complete git and become an uppity arse about it... Sorry to be upfront, but it is REALLY PAINFUL to everyone around you and eventually, yourself.

But good luck through college! I hope you have a wonderful experience and come out with lots of awards and degrees and all that! :D
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
I don't think it's a matter of how smart someone is. Instead, it's whether or not they chose to make use of the intelligence they have.
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MaiSala Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
That is almost what you could call a divine truth... in any case, I believe that wholeheartedly.
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truepenny Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Neither. You don't have to worry about them. If they've gotten into college they're doing okay so far...intelligence isn't the only thing you need to succeed in life, so let them be. If they ask for your help, give it as much as you can. If they aren't asking for it, don't assume they want or need it. They'll manage their own lives - many less-than-clever people do, some better than intelligent ones. And if they don't do so well, it's not your responsibility to "fix" their lives no matter how smart you are.

And I guess you should be happy you're intelligent, but them being less clever doesn't make you anymore clever and it won't make your marks any higher or your life any better. Don't dwell on how you stack up against others or vice versa. It doesn't really get you anywhere.

Anyway, it's natural to be a bit worried about your friends. But just be a good friend, not a mother or a teacher. They probably don't want that from you.
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m0riendi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
great answer! :D
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truepenny Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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ArtOverChaos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
I feel like this...
I also feel like I'm dragging one through college. They told me if I wasn't there friend they would have dropped out.
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uhanekahu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
The funny thing about humans is that most of us believe ourselves to be the smartest person we know, don't just dismiss your college friends like that, maybe they're just immature, or want to have a good time, maybe they spend their free time going out for the unique wild experiance of college instead of staying home and reading, and don't forget that knowing facts is never a measure of intelligence, don't write your friends off so fast.
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KurosakiHisoka Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Going to college isn't a measure of intelligence; it's a measure of how much is in your bank account.
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MaiSala Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
That's not necessarily true... I had no money going to college/university... and no, I didn't get a scholarship.

But sometimes this is the case... and that is what saddens me... the people who actually have the talent being forced out by people who can 'afford' it... *sigh*
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KurosakiHisoka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
I'd say it's the case a lot of the time; but you're right, it's not true ALL of the time. Where's my affordable education? ;-;
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mr-ames-jones Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
everyones smart in different ways
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Sophie-sama Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
yay! you're smart!!! :D

XD
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stacey-woo-x Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, I know that I'm far more clever than 90% of my friends, for example they don't know the difference between "there", "their" and "they're".
It really pisses me off, they all went through the same amount of schooling as me, some of them even more because I only did one year of college, yet they still spell like 6 year olds.
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Mistress-Bizzarre Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
I completely agree with you there!

You know, most of my German friends spell far better than ALL of my English friends..It's worrying.
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shmac Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Ohgoodness, that irritates me so much. It's not that hard.
Also: 'your' and 'you're.'
-shudder-

Wow, you're talking about college.
I'm fourteen and it makes me angry. xD
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stacey-woo-x Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, at least you can spell. Most 14 year olds I know spel lyk dis. :|
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Sophie-sama Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
i think they just want to fit in...haha. i'm 14 too XD
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Echoes-of-the-Dead Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
i'd be more worried about intellectual friends who aren't using their intellect.

and i mean, people who go out and get wasted every night, not those who have decided to do a non-intellectual thing because it will make them happy.
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2sweet4RockNRoll Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
I go to school because I want an opportunity at a better job. I'm not saying you can't get one if you don't have a college education, it's just easier when you do.

But what's funny is, in high school I was the 'dumb' one because I have a learning disability (or two actually), and no one spent the time to try to help me, they just let me fall through the cracks. Even though I never drank, and I never went out much to party at all. But as soon as I quit public schooling my senior year and took online courses, I was getting straight A's. And now that I'm in college, I've tested out of all of my prerequisites and then some.
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thelittledeadgirl666 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Student General Artist
I am currently out of school... I didn't even finish high school (social, not intellectual reasons) and yet I am sitting here, at nearly five in the morning, helping a university student friend of mine (a criminal psych major in her second year) with her homework. And this isn't even the first time. Just because you aren't in school doesn't mean that you are not intelligent. And just because someone is in school doesn't mean that they are (no offense to my friend). Just take confidence from your own intelligence and support your friends if they ever need you.
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patticate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
i agree :nod:
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Freedom-Falling Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally support what you are saying. And sometimes it irks me when people cannot understand that. You are so right.
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rockerXchic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Photographer
I completely agree.
You can be book smart but not life smart.
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MaiSala Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
And THAT is the big difference!!

My friend was a straight A+++ student in high school. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science/Adv. Mathematics [with honours] from Sydney University and is currently doing his last year of a Bachelor of Composition at the Conservatorium... he's brainy alright, but he doesn't have street smarts... that's where his friends help him out. Without us, he'd be a complete wreck ;)
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rockerXchic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008   Photographer
Haha
And to become life smart you have to get out there and do stuff
So while theyre studying so they can have a good life
We're out living it =D

But it's true you have to have school, theres no doubt about it
you just dont have to take it so that you dont learn in other ways
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