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Re: “But you SEEM so smart!”

Re: “But you SEEM so smart!”2010-12-05T13:25:06+00:00

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I had a THERAPIST once remark to me (after I went broke trying to pay him) “You seem like such a smart girl…why is your life so chaotic?”

It felt like kind of a slap to the face, but it was a sentiment that got repeated throughout my high school years. I was very shy and withdrawn for the most part, with brief instances of absolute shameless brilliance which would make the teachers look at my suspiciously and then they’d get very baffled as I lapsed back into benign mediocrity.