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    (Original post by UWS)

    Rhaenys10 stealing my posts now
    could finally rep you lol
    don't even know what that means tho.. an explanation would be lovely

    i actually stole sth from you once or twice

    (Original post by 571122)
    People keep saying I outsmart them, that I discuss and talk too intelligent for them and then they don't want to discuss the (in my eyes, simple) things I want to discuss.
    They also keep saying that I'm this 'super intelligent and clever guy', while I feel I have said nothing in a conversation that could lead to that conclusion. The other day I was just messing around, having small intellectual banter, talking about how all sides of a triangle equate 180 degrees and the hypotenuse of Pythagoras. All of a sudden people go "Woah man, you seem really clever!!". Yeah, what, you didn't study that stuff in high school? Man, I feel sad for some people.

    I can be talking about almost anything and people will come out of the blue and call me 'very intelligent'. I don't know what's up with these people. I can't even discuss what's for me normal intellectual discussion - apparently for some people it's out of their league. Wooh, you discuss causation in physics, wooh, you must be some genius! Come on, give me a break.

    The weirdest part is that I'm not even aware that I'm 'too smart'. Maybe I just hang out with dumb people.. who knows? Being myself is intellectually too exhausting for others, it seems.

    I wonder if anyone is in the same boat as me.
    *Sighs* My immediate reaction to you is that you are very arrogant. The entire way your point is worded makes it obvious- no matter how much you assure us that you aren't aware that you're very smart- that you very much so believe that you are smarter than all those around you. I have to say, dude, get over yourself. Yes, you may be smart, but you have to come to terms with the fact that whilst you may love making sure anyone you talk to knows just how intelligent you are, they probably couldn't care less. You should probably learn to turn off that part of your brain when you don't need to use it. I know how you feel, I have a very high IQ, but I understand that this is irrelevant to everyday conversations. Whilst it's great to discuss Pythaoras' theorem, when I'm relaxing with my friends I know that they and myself would much rather discuss memes, how great Keemstar is and everything Star Wars and Game of Thrones. You just need to learn to separate academics from your social life. People say to not mix work and play, because you choose your friends to have a great time with, not to work. Also, I just need to reiterate, get off your high horse!
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