Teacher told me I was unintelligent.
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16-11-2013, 03:54 AM
RE: Teacher told me I was unintelligent.
Bullies hardly ever have only a single victim. Try seeking out others the teacher's been putting down. Swap some stories. Form a support group. Maybe plot some strategies.

Also, random barely-related thing. There was a study about five, ten years ago about the effects of praise on student performance. Praising innate traits (like intelligence) had adverse effects on performance. However, praising hard work had a positive effect on performance. This was because praise aimed at actions forms a prescription for the student to do better when faced with adversity, while praise for innate traits just leaves the student feeling inadequate when things inevitably get hard. What your teacher did was especially insidious: Blaming an innate trait (intellect) to make you feel inadequate, and then giving you a prescription to overcome it (conversion).
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16-11-2013, 07:47 AM
RE: Teacher told me I was unintelligent.
Yes, you are unintelligent.

Live with it.

Like these people had to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ath...technology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheist_authors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists_in_music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ath...ilosophers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ath..._educators (can someone please add Seth to this list)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ath...cs_and_law

Fucking thickies!

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