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2/8/2012 5:16:35 AM
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How do you tell this to your parents? Gifted comprehension

So I am 13 years old and in 8th grade. And I am gifted. For those who know what I am mean, I am seriously gifted to a level. I wrote this because i was mad and the reason is stated. And i believe this is accurate, but if it is not, tell me how it isnt and i will agree or disagree. And also how would i fix it. I dont want to win this fight, i just want to reach a compromise in understanding with my parents. Anyways, this is something I want to tell my parents, but how do I? (Also if your gifted, say) Ok here it goes: Parents were never teenagers 2/7/12 Why the F do my parents care about my room? It's my room, so why do they care? They have never given a care about my room. Dad said in 6th grade to clean my bed and set it every day. And hasnt told me since, even though I never set my bed. Or clean my room for that matter. But all of a sudden, they start caring! Why do you start caring? You yell at me and have done so for the last week because I never set my bed. I NEVER DO IT! Same thing with the floor! What is up with this inconsistency? WHY DO YOU CARE?!?! I also gave my parents a Jazz Band form for shirts and an information packet that is to be turned in tomorrow. I was given the packet a week ago. Then they yell at me for not giving it to them right away, so now I have to pay $20 out of my own money. The truth is, I always do this, because I am forgetful of stuff like this. Stuff like this I always give my parents at the last moment. Want to know why? Because my main-priority of the day is not the fricking sheet of paper! That is the last thing on my mind! I have so many expectations from people everywhere, left and right everyday, that they expect to be fulfilled at the fullest of my ability! I have to worry about friends and a social life, which uses time, something I don't have a lot of, so I am pressured to do a lot such as Airsoft, and book club, and theater, and the park, and video games, and Jazz band, and money, something that I don't have a lot of but I need to save up. I also have grades to worry about! Why do my parents ride me on grades still! They have already instilled the importance of good grades on me in my early years, so why do they care? I have enough incentive to where of I get a 'B', I will fix it ASAP! Expectations are put on from everyone when you are a teenager! I am expected to join clubs, such as Jazz Band and Book club and NJHS! I have grades to worry about everywhere! Science, Math, History, Language, Reading, Tech, P.E.! I have social expectations to live up to! I have to have a girlfriend, I have to have a lot of friends, I have to do a lot of stuff, I have to look well, talk well, walk well, smell good! I have to be able to talk to everybody in the grade, from the bozo's to the populars! I have to give everybody full, undivided attention! I have to Airsoft! I have to go to the park! I have chores to do every day! Clean the litter box, set/clean the table, apparently clean your room and bed, vacuum, put my school stuff away, do homework, check grades. And these are brought up by my parents while I am hanging out with my friends, which, is half-force, half-will! AND MOST OF ALL: I have to excell at EVERY. SINGLE. TASK. Simpily not to be yelled at, ostracized, given more expectations and/or be put down. And what the parents have forgotten is how stressful this is. What it is like to be a teenager. What it's like to have these problems. And I'm sure they have problems such as this too. BUT WHY I AM SO MAD, is that in their decision making about punishment and expectations, they never, NEVER seem to take this into consideration. The problems and expectations. And that's why I am aggravated to such an extent. Carter Goldsworthy I am pretty sure there is stuff I missed. Such as brothers.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ramen 6378 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] litterboxgolfer So I am 13 years old and in 8th grade. And I am gifted. For those who know what I am mean, I am seriously gifted to a level.[/quote] You know what kind of people I really don't like? Arrogant people.[/quote] You know what is funny? I consider myself to be fairly arrogant, but I hate the OPs post. I think it is because you are openly flaunting your supposed superiority. However it is incredibly evident that within your first paragraph you attempt to write like you are sitting with a -blam!- thesaurus by your side. You use unnecessarily words awkwardly in an attempt to seem more intelligent, and it is annoying is essentially what I am saying.
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  • I sincerely doubt you're gifted. You don't have to hang out with friends. School comes first, you have all weekend to hang out with friends provided you've finished your homework. Cleaning cat boxes, setting tables, and doing dishes don't take up a lot of time. Seriously, at most those things combined will take you 20 minutes. Also lolathavingagirlfriendat13 [Edited on 02.12.2012 6:39 PM PST]
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  • First off... No, I don't know what you're implying by "gifted". Secondly, it seems to me you simply need to prioritize your life. For example, [quote]I have to have a girlfriend, I have to have a lot of friends, I have to do a lot of stuff, I have to look well, talk well, walk well, smell good! I have to be able to talk to everybody in the grade, from the bozo's to the populars! I have to give everybody full, undivided attention! I have to Airsoft! I have to go to the park! [/quote] Doesn't seem like things you [i][b]have[/b][/i] to do. The life of a teenager is simple. Do well in school. Notice I said [i]well.[/i] Not perfect. Join some clubs, get decent grades and make a handful of friends. Don't bother with getting a bunch of friends. Half of them will forget you six months after graduation. Secondly. Just do what your parents ask, and you'll get a bit more freedom and leniency. If you do this already, and don't put up a fight about it every time you have to take out the trash, then simply talk to them about it. Try and have a rational discussion with them. TL;DR: Prioritize your life, listen to your parents, stay in school. As Einstein said, "Do not worry about your problems [with mathematics], I assure you mine are far greater".
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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MilitaryTheorist OP, you were, by all standards, being arrogant by mentioning that you're gifted. There was absolutely no reason to add that you are gifted and, as a result, I have lost respect for you and your intelligence. A girl in my anthropology class quoted a man, who, for the life of me, I cannot remember "People who care don't matter, and people matter don't care." Take heed to those words, young OP. Those who are truly smart need not to mention it, because their words will reflect their intellect. [/quote] This! He's still got some growing up to do.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Tempun [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] supertripon The shallowest people are those who think they're deeper than everyone else.[/quote] Everyone thinks they are better and special in some way... Sometimes it's true,EX: you may be better at halo or more buff than me, but your probably not as skilled at me at guitar hero or halo. My point is, everyone is better than everyone at something. And if your not, your dick is probably bigger than the dude who is better than you at everything you like.[/quote]That's not what that means at all.
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  • OP, you were, by all standards, being arrogant by mentioning that you're gifted. There was absolutely no reason to add that you are gifted and, as a result, I have lost respect for you and your intelligence. A girl in my anthropology class quoted a man, who, for the life of me, I cannot remember "People who care don't matter, and people matter don't care." Take heed to those words, young OP. Those who are truly smart need not to mention it, because their words will reflect their intellect.
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  • My parents don't go into my room, they called it a Halo shrine. [url=http://i1046.photobucket.com/albums/b461/spartainken/DSC02660.jpg] I am a nerd, I am also 18[/url] :/ My bro is in gifted, but I have a 4.4 GPA.
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    A truly strong mind would want a clean bedroom, regardless of their parents beliefs.
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  • Also OP, no matter smart you are, it doesn't mean -blam!- if you're an arrogant and immature prick about it.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] supertripon The shallowest people are those who think they're deeper than everyone else.[/quote] Everyone thinks they are better and special in some way... Sometimes it's true,EX: you may be better at halo or more buff than me, but your probably not as skilled at me at guitar hero or halo. My point is, everyone is better than everyone at something. And if your not, your dick is probably bigger than the dude who is better than you at everything you like.
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  • I'm sorry, do you own the house in which you and your family live? If not, it's not really [i]your[/i] room, is it?
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  • Also does your father own any firearms? You don't want [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl1ujzRidmU]this[/url] happening, now do you?
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  • You say you are gifted, yet you complain about having to clean your room or people not fully tolerating what seems to be habitual forgetfulness. You are definitely still a kid, no matter how awesome you perceive yourself to be. Giftedness does not imply maturity, and maturity in your matters is more important. More to the point, get over yourself for gods sake. Respect your parents authority and work on improving yourself, not getting others to change just for you.
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  • so you're like a mutant from x-men? JK I took the gifted test in grade 7, I scored a 96% I needed a 98% to be gifted, but oh well. but yeah, you are arrogant and spoiled, I used to be forgetful like you, but not as cocky. but then I took a military discipline to the life [Edited on 02.12.2012 6:16 PM PST]
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  • The shallowest people are those who think they're deeper than everyone else.
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  • And I thought I was arrogant, people should know that you are smart by your actions, you shouldn't to tell them.
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  • Your not gifted until you can play a C#/Eb diminished sweep arpeggio with atonal tapping over with an added 5th and a b3rd, at 230 bpm. [Edited on 02.12.2012 6:11 PM PST]
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  • If you're so gifted then why are there so many grammatical mistakes and spelling errors? I'm only 14 and I pay for part of my phone bill, I'm paying off a new TV ($375) because I knocked over and broke the old one by an accident, I'm saving up nearly $800 to buy a desktop computer. I don't whine about having to do that stuff. My parents spoil me, and the least I can do is become more mature with age, and start paying for my stuff. Stop whining.
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  • .... Are you the salty chip?
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  • angsty early-pubescent is angsty early pubescent
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  • I'm not going to read through the whole thread, but I'm just going to point out the two kinds of "gifted" for the hell of it: Gifted Meaning One: The retarded kind, the one used to make disabled people feel better at first, but now it's turned into a common insult. Truly, people who use it as an insult are terrible and end up looking extremely retarded by people with a brain in their skull, gifted brain or standard. Gifted Meaning Two: People with an above average IQ. Just because you have an Above average IQ though, doesn't mean you are better than everyone. You have the capability of learning things at an advanced rate, but there will be someone better than you that is not "gifted". I myself fall into this category. In Florida, the DoE (Department of Education) standards on Gifted students is anyone with an IQ of 130+ that's been measured by State Standardized tests administered by Guidance Counselors and such. [Edited on 02.12.2012 6:07 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] litterboxgolfer (Also if your gifted, say) [/quote] Obviously not gifted in grammar...
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  • By God, you're gifted Gump!
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  • Not to mention EVERYONE gets those slips throughout there live, and no, there not "on the top list of things to think about", but you still have to do it. Have fun getting a job, because they suck, but you have to do it.
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  • Are you seriously complaining because your parents are telling to you clean your room, and the fact you aren't responsible enough to give them the slip in time? if they had no a week prior, they could save up the money needed, and have given it to you. You sound like an annoying brat. [Edited on 02.12.2012 5:59 PM PST]
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  • i used to be a little -blam!-, but then i took a bullet to the laptop.
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