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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I wouldn't say I was arrogant with it. It's just I hate it when people scorn me simply for getting high marks and good grades.


    Just separate your academic life from your social life. In school I did well, was one of the top in my class of 500, yet my friends didn't care about school, and I liked it like that.

    The people that live in academics 24/7 are dull socially, so just get friends who aren't as academic-oriented, and don't talk about academics when you're with them.
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    (Original post by galadriel100)
    Secondary school doesn't last forever. It does finish-yeah, it does go for a long time, but in the end, it does end. Hopefully the people who are harassing you will leave school and then you'll be with the people who actually want to learn.
    People who harass you for being smart are just jealous anyway.

    When I moved back to Adeliade, my friend was so happy to see me again. She was really nice to me saying stuff like 'it's so good you're back". Then we did a maths test, I got the best grade in the class and my friend must have got the worst grade. From that moment she didn't want to know me. Some poeple are just jerks.

    During an assembly my principal said "Be nice to geeks becasue one day you'll be working for them".
    "Be nice to geeks becasue one day you'll be working for them"
    i was gna say this
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    (Original post by sim90)
    "Be nice to geeks becasue one day you'll be working for them"
    i was gna say this
    It depends. A lot of the people who make it to management positions were/are very social and some were not exactly the best students. "People skills" make it a long way.
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    Don't worry! Just ignore those who are intellectually impaired and destined to become uniquely fortuned individuals on an alternative career path. Those are easily characterised by their unique self-paced cognitive ability. When you live in a large multisystemical residential complex they will be residentially flexible. After you are all gerontologically advanced, when you are an academic they will either be a sanitation engineer or a petroleum transfer technician, or in the worst case scenario, be involuntarily leisured. Those will inevitably be economically marginalised.
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    I used to have this problem as well, 6th form is much better though.
    Just ignore them, as hard as it may seem. This is why all schools should have similar level students, get rid of all the other ...people who find it essential to challenge you for being clever. Luckily the worst people aren't good enough to get into 6th forms, although a few still do, but itl be fine because its generally a better atmosphere.
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    I'm sorry to hear about your situation and I do hope you are doing okay! I guess I'd tell you not be arrogant and not to discuss academics but I'm guessing you are already heeding that advice. It sucks that people are being mean to you like this, but at least you will know who your real friends are. Being a friend with someone really shouldn't be based on grades or school or academics... it should be about having great conversations, laughs, caring, ect. I have friends who I guess tease me a bit for being smart, but we manage to get on really well. People shouldn't judge you for being too smart and nor should you judge people based on their grades.
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    I used to have this problem, and it used to really upset me. To the point in lower school of deliberately getting bad marks in exams. But then I realised that the only reason for the mockage was because people were jealous of my brains and my marks and were just trying to get me back.
    My advice would be not to go out of your way to share your marks with people (eg. asking people "how did you do?" after you get your marks back from an exam), and in general just to ignore it. I know its annoying, I know its rubbish, but at the end of the day you are going to get somewhere in life and these people who mock you, not so.
    I know it sounds callous, but just look at my situation. I got in to Bristol Uni and am studying music, and having the time of my life. My two "best" friends who used to mock me for being a "swot" have had a rather different outcome : one is living with a guy who she is "repulsed" by just because he has a nice car, and is secretly cheating on him, and working for a window cleaning company as a secretary - the other failed her A-levels, didn't get into her uni, and is currently working part time in Argos whilst trying to retake her exams at a crappy college.
    Things will work out in your favour. Ignore it.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    just be happy in the knowledge that one day.. they will be serving you McDonalds as you go through the driv'thru in a BMW.
    More or less sums it up really.

    While they are bunking off school and don't even know what 2x2 is.. you've got your head screwed on and actually go to school to learn, nice one!

    Also it don't matter how "hard" and respected they are at school, when they get out in the real world, they will be shocked! with them working in mcdonalds serving you, it will be your turn to torment them!!
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    ^^^ i didn't go school for the whole of year 10 and i turned out just fine. =/
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    just to emphasise what little red girl has said there,

    I used to know someone who was mocked as a 'swot' in year 10/11 but now i believe he has just received an offer from oxford uni, and some other good universities, and he is obviously going to do well in life.

    Also, i used to get mocked a bit in year 11, i just ignored it all and now i'm off to university in a few months . The people who used to call me a swot are now either working, or in a 6th form getting worse qualifications...

    i didn't really are about what others said because i had a definate goal to get some good grades, so i could study good subjects at A-level and get a good chance in life!
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    (Original post by Dj Nastie)
    ^^^ i didn't go school for the whole of year 10 and i turned out just fine. =/
    hmmmm :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Dj Nastie)
    ^^^ i didn't go school for the whole of year 10 and i turned out just fine. =/
    Ok then :yy: Im glad for you was gonna ask why, but i won't


    Just ignore them, even though that is hard, maybe soon they will grow out of it

    Maybe they are jealous of your intelligence?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Ever since I entered secondary school, people have harassed me for being intelligent.

    Every day, people mock me for being brainy. OK, you can say just ignore it, but large groups do it. And they get everyone else in the class to do it. Even pupils from the older years threaten to beat me up because I'm smart. I don't have many friends because of this.

    WHY SHOULD I BE HARASSED for being this way?! I'M NOT USING IT TO HARM ANYONE!!!! WHY CAN'T PEOPLE ACCEPT THAT NOT EVERYONE IS LIKE YOU OR THINKS LIKE YOU!!?

    Just remember there is clever, and there is nerdy, and there is arrogant

    Try to do sports, work out, socialise. Avoid the computer room, Chess club etc. Answer questions in class, but give others the opportunity to do so first, you have nothing to prove (they do). Dont always have the answer. Again, theres no need to constantly demonstrate how clever you are as it just makes thicker people feel inadequate (and fairly so).

    A normal person only distiguished by their intelligence does fine in school. What normally happens though is they become marginalised and nerdy, antisocial and boring.


    Of course you might just go to a really **** state school where the kids take out their anger at being unemployed for the rest of their lives on people with better prospects. If this is the case, I strongly advise you go for a scholarship transferral to a nearby private school.
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    (Original post by sim90)
    "Be nice to geeks becasue one day you'll be working for them"
    i was gna say this

    This isn't actually true, but if it makes you feel better tell yourself it.

    The people you end up working for are the quietly intelligent ones who are very social. They become the Partners, Directors and Managers.


    The geeks become the IT support monkeys, Electrical Engineers and Research scientists.
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    Generally, stupid people hate people who work hard and do well.

    If you can do sod all and do well (and therefore use your time to socialise and play sport etc), you dont get hassled.

    Its the chess club, website design, afterschool study kids who get picked on. Because they have no social skills.
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    (Original post by NeverMindThat)
    Just remember there is clever, and there is nerdy, and there is arrogant
    And? What's wrong with being clever?
    Try to do sports, work out, socialise. Avoid the computer room, Chess club etc. Answer questions in class, but give others the opportunity to do so first, you have nothing to prove (they do). Dont always have the answer. Again, theres no need to constantly demonstrate how clever you are as it just makes thicker people feel inadequate (and fairly so).
    So it IS jealousy then! Sorry but in life you focus on your own strength's and weaknesses.
    A normal person
    What is normal?
    only distiguished by their intelligence does fine in school. What normally happens though is they become marginalised and nerdy, antisocial and boring.
    Uh-huh? So everything in life is so black and white?
    Of course you might just go to a really **** state school where the kids take out their anger at being unemployed for the rest of their lives on people with better prospects. If this is the case, I strongly advise you go for a scholarship transferral to a nearby private school.
    OK, I take it you're jealous of intelligent people then. Why? What harm are they causing you? Tell me, what is the inherent wrong of being intelligent? Claiming it's the "nature" of young people isn't enough.
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    (Original post by NeverMindThat)
    This isn't actually true, but if it makes you feel better tell yourself it.

    The people you end up working for are the quietly intelligent ones who are very social. They become the Partners, Directors and Managers.


    The geeks become the IT support monkeys, Electrical Engineers and Research scientists.

    You've hit it right on the spot. Good post.

    The people whom make it big don't usually give off "I'm a nerd' vibes, but have hidden intelligence. They're just incredibly well-rounded.
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    yeah this kind of happened to me when i started secondary school but then when they realised i was actually better than them at basically every sport they soon shut up - as much as i enjoy sport, i am afraid to say that it is really shallow on their behalf that this is virtually the only route i had to becoming socially acceptable!
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    Don't worry! Just ignore those who are intellectually impaired and destined to become uniquely fortuned individuals on an alternative career path. Those are easily characterised by their unique self-paced cognitive ability. When you live in a large multisystemical residential complex they will be residentially flexible. After you are all gerontologically advanced, when you are an academic they will either be a sanitation engineer or a petroleum transfer technician, or in the worst case scenario, be involuntarily leisured. Those will inevitably be economically marginalised.
    :rofl:

    *Punches Darkenergy in the face for being sarcstic and clever and everything that the writers of this post isn't*...

    I used to get into fights with bullies. It never stopped, but it's kind good to know that you can beat those idiots up and get away with it all. Teachers were always on my side, that was aways good.
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    (Original post by Camford)
    :rofl:

    *Punches Darkenergy in the face for being sarcstic and clever and everything that the writers of this post isn't*...

    I used to get into fights with bullies. It never stopped, but it's kind good to know that you can beat those idiots up and get away with it all. Teachers were always on my side, that was aways good.
    well I never did. I was hardly picked on but some were though. Nothing can be done when they outnumber you as the summation of individuals operate synergistically to manifest enhanced return.
 
 
 
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