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    (Original post by Ryanthom100)


    Work harder, i'm not the smartest, but when i put in the effort, i get better grades etc
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    I like Conor a lot.
    same 😁
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    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
    Kevin Hodge AWWWL KINDS of insecure action....
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    (Original post by student7659)
    I used to think I was quite clever - I achieved top GCSE grades and used to be top of the class for everything. Ever since year 12, I can't help but think I have fallen behind my peers and I hate the feeling. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with this?
    It's only natural.

    You've moved up a rung in the ladder of education. As you move up, more and more selection happens so you're more likely to be sitting with those who were top in their school etc.
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
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    They’re not really good friends then. They can just FAWK OUT DA WHEY.
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    (Original post by student7659)
    I used to think I was quite clever - I achieved top GCSE grades and used to be top of the class for everything. Ever since year 12, I can't help but think I have fallen behind my peers and I hate the feeling. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with this?

    Nobody is smart/stupid. It's just their mindset and how they do the subject, the reason they may find it easier to understand stuff is because their ideology is better, because of their environment/background (so they have a different mindset to yours). It doesn't mean your stupid, just means they have more help, n so you gotta try harder than them. Like in your gcse class you were the big fish in that pond (now you entered a bigger pond, a levels, with bigger fish), i bet loads of people thought they were stupid in your class. You just had better mindset so you revised better with less effort, they felt the same as you do now. Just study more/more effectively and you'll be the big fish again.
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    (Original post by Kevin Hodge)
    They’re not really good friends then. They can just FAWK OUT DA WHEY.
    They weren't good friends indeed lol
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    (Original post by eden3)
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    I tend to bump into a lot of those people, but as long as they don't affect my goals directly, I just don't mind them and keep grinding
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    (Original post by garethbale)
    A Levels are going to be the hardest - tougher than uni.

    the important thing here is to believe in yourself and keep working because the beginning is tough but all that pain will make the positive outcome much better.

    you have had to be at the bottom to secure a place at the top. don't give up, i believe in you xox
    in my opinion, A-Levels are much easier compared to University.
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    No. I don't get hung up on stuff like this, it's ultimately trivial.
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    Me sometimes...
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    Never felt like I'm "not smart" enough. Quite the contrary, I lost friends because they felt bad in comparison to me. Which sucks, cause I don't compete with people but apparently others compete with me.
    Damn. Jealous much?
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    Damn. Jealous much?
    Yeah. Some people get to a point where they just can't hide it anymore lol
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    (Original post by student7659)
    I used to think I was quite clever - I achieved top GCSE grades and used to be top of the class for everything. Ever since year 12, I can't help but think I have fallen behind my peers and I hate the feeling. Do any of you feel the same way? How do you deal with this?
    I have felt like that ever since I started A Levels. But it's ok as a lot of my friends were like that as well.
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    In many important ways, yes. In the sense that you mean it, no. Sure, university has demonstrated to me that there are plenty of people with similar or superior ability , but I already knew that, and I still perform well relative to my peers without working myself all that hard. What is more concerning is how much better everyone else seems to be at just managing their lives and knowing what they need to do and how to do it in general, not just on their degree, and how they are able to act with rational self-interest while I irrationally sabotage myself all the time.
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    (Original post by Ryanthom100)


    Work harder, i'm not the smartest, but when i put in the effort, i get better grades etc
    Such a lie........
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    (Original post by Adam.C123)
    Such a lie........
    Its not, you can keep telling yourself it is a lie and be in denial that things didnt go your way because of ability but deep down you know you could have done more

    everything is down to willpower, persistence, spirit and never giving up
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    (Original post by peanotto)
    Its not, you can keep telling yourself it is a lie and be in denial that things didnt go your way because of ability but deep down you know you could have done more

    everything is down to willpower, persistence, spirit and never giving up
    It is easy for those who have worked hard and seen success to say this. Often smart people, or, more generally, people who are particularly capable in some particular area, perform a simultaneous feat of overselling and underselling themselves; they will exaggerate how hard-working they are relative to everyone else while denying their own natural ability. I suppose it is nicer to think that we are entirely responsible for our own achievements, rather than thinking that we may have innate advantages over others in some ways.
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    me ALL the f*cking time!!
 
 
 
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