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Hi guys, I just needed to update with this. Because if there is something I hate more it's putting people down and making them feel unintelligent or worthless.
So please listen, and next time someone asks you a silly question, please don't ridicule them or insult their intelligence. Please stick with me because I want to get this message across to people.
I am the youngest of three, my siblings were always bigger and smarter then me. When I was young, I didn't speak English. Very odd seeing as I am an American born and raised in New York. But I refused to speak English. Instead I created my own language and forced it upon my family who didn't correct me. When I was 5, they wouldn't let me in school until I stopped speaking my fairy language and learned proper English. So speech therapy it was. Finally grasping English I went on to school, but everything I read and everything I learned seemed to just go in one ear and out the other. I didn't like being left behind, and I didn't like being made fun of by my older siblings and cousins, so I read and read and read. I would come home and study and never stopped. My parents watched me and saw how I struggled with the simplest things, whether it be small words or jumbled numbers. I never seemed to get anything correct.
Finally the teachers said I had to be left behind, I wasn't on the same level as any of the other children. My parents begged for one more year, knowing how heart broken I would be if I stayed behind. The teachers agreed against their better judgement. And I continued to study and read on and on, all through summer school and continued with remedial classes.
Then I made honor roll, an amazing feat for me, as it was first time, nothing my siblings were impressed with, they managed to get on it all the time. Slowly as time went on, I was dropped from remedial classes and placed in advance, I climbed the latter from Honor roll to High Honor roll and remained on it through out middle and high school. I was the inducted into the Honor society by the time I was in 8th grade, decided, now that I "mastered" English I would travel abroad and learn Japanese, and worked my ass off to study aboard for my 11th grade year. I graduated with honors, first of my family, and I went on to college, also first of my family.
I don't find myself to be an unintelligent person. Actually I worked damn hard to educate myself and I am proud of my intelligence. But now, 22 years old, I still continue to read and learn, but even I stumble on words that I should have learned very young. Words I glazed over, and words I simply couldn't understand.
Now the point of my story, is that even now, years after high school I am still ridiculed for having a lower vocabulary then some. Just yesterday I was mocked because I didn't comprehend something my roommate was saying, then coming into work he tells our friend and co-worker what I apparently couldn't comprehend and they sat there and mocked me.
This happens quite often in my life, I have many intelligent friends and the moment I stumble I am laughed at. I learn from my stumbling and brush off their laughs telling myself it doesn't bother me.
But the fact of the matter is, it does. No one should laugh at someones intelligence, no one should jest about how stupid someone must be because they cant spell a 10 letter word. If a person mixes something up in their head they shouldn't be ridiculed.
So to quote my title, don't make people feel like Owl Droppings. Don't laugh at people or insult them simply because they had a "dat der der" moment. It's one thing to laugh at your self when these things happen. But to blatantly point your finger at someone's mistakes is wrong.
Please think about peoples feelings. I am sure you wouldn't want your intelligence insulted so don't insult somebody else's intelligence. And on other news, 5 more days till Among Gods Part 2 starts *dances*