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Added August 01, 2013

Being Smart Is Cool

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If you're starting to think it's stupid to be smart, think again. No matter what you excel in, you need to be proud of who you are.

Meet Chloe. She’s one of the smartest students in her class. But when test scores were posted—with her name usually at the top—some classmates acted stupidly. They called her "teacher's pet" and "nerd." So instead of feeling happy about her successes, Chloe felt miserable.

If you've had this experience, you're not alone. You and Chloe can get through this together. Being smart is cool, and it’s up to you to embrace it.


Control your destiny

Do you want to go to a good college? Your chances get better with every "A" you earn. So instead of worrying about not fitting in with classmates, think about how great it will be to go to the college of YOUR dreams.


Anybody can get a jobbut smart people can have careers. Law, medicine, fashion, the artsall these require dedication and brains. And since you know being smart is cool, and you're heading to a top college, you're ahead of the pack.


By the way, guys do think being smart is cool. They ARE attracted to smart girls. Girls that stay in long relationships have strong personal interests and good conversation skills. Guys want interesting companionsnot arm ornaments.


Take action now

So your future looks bright, but don't give up on the present. Find a group at school or in the community that shares your interest and understands that being smart is cool. Love the French language and culture? Join the French Club. Think Bill Gates is a true guru? Join the Technology Club. Just want to hang with other smart people? Check out the local chapter of MENSA (an organization for people with high IQs). You'll have a great time meeting people and expanding your mind.


Don't feel like a weirdo for being smart. Be proud of your intelligence and grades. They'll take you places.

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Posted January 28, 2012
Im in gifted support/purpose wich is a lot more fun and a ton harder then regular classes wich makes me and the rest of the purpose kids out there like nerds but really I just learn fast and am really creative so it's fun being smart.
Posted January 25, 2012
I dont get called a nerd/geek even though im prreeetty smart. Thank goodness
Posted January 22, 2012
This helped a lot... I lately became really good in studying, got the academic prize, discipline prize and everything. And some of the "cool" girls in my class called me a "nerd" and a "geek". This made me really sad, and later, I became friends with some girls, who wernt as smart as I am, but they admired my brains and think of me as a good friend!! So now i hang around with them, and the cool girls just watch me from afar jealously. It feels good to have friends who care, so I recommend anyone to find good friends to help u have a better self esteem. And I <33 being smart now!!
Posted December 16, 2011
im very smart one boy inmy class said that im always reading books cuz i was reeading one then and was like you act like you never read a book in your life i like to read so what and then he just like so...... and had nothing to say
Posted January 10, 2012
I have been a teacher's pet for a long time. I love school, and I try my hardest every day. For girls and guys who are nervous about grades, just try your best, work on homework with a friend if you hav trouble, and maybe make a study group with your friends. That way, you socialize while learning at the same time. Hope this helps!
Posted December 31, 2011
Thanks! I'm in the advanced classes and always feel like a nerd when I walk out of 11th grade classes when I'm only in the 8th grade. I feel better about it now though!
Posted October 28, 2011
My situation is the complete opposite. I'm in IB and soare all of the people in my class. We all have scholarships, because the tuition costs like... I think 2846 dlls per semester, plus 500 of IB. In order to keep our scholarships we have to keeps our grades no lower than A- and not fail once. We are really competitive so the smarter one ir the one with better grades is the most awesome of the class :D
Posted October 18, 2011
yay i am smart i dont get picked on because i look kinda goth and i try to be fair with my friends
Posted November 18, 2011
I think being smart is cool. I'm the smartest in my class and I got the gold medal in acedemics and was on the honor roll! However, people, particularily guys, call me a nerd, usually as a joke, and I kinda take it as a compliment. They always ask me what I got on tests and when I tell them they get a kick out of it lol. Haha most of the guys and some girls in my class are either lazy or stupid, or both, and they'll be wishing they were me when I get all the scholarships when we graduate. I plan on being an agrologist, and for those of you who don't know what that is, I want to study farming and agrology. I grew up a cowgirl/farmgirl, and I plan to stay that way!
Posted November 03, 2011
People don't call me a nerd or geek often, but I know they think it. xD But my mom says if a boy is mean to you, they like you. I <3 having smarticle particles! 8D
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