I was really stupid in seventh and eighth grade. No, I take that back. I wasn't stupid - people just twisted my words and put stupid words in my mouth.
Like, here's how a conversation went in math one time during seventh grade:
*lightning and thunder happens outside*
*I see lightning out of the corner of my eye and thunder sounds*
Me: Was that lightning?
However, at the same time, someone louder said: Whoa! Thunder!
At the same time, well shortly after, some kid nods at me.
Me: Yeah, I saw it!
Everyone: You don't see thunder!
Me: No, I was talking about the lightning. Tyler saw it, too. *Tyler nods*
Everyone: *laughs* You're such an idiot! You can't see
Me: *because I'm an idiot, I laugh... seeing as there is no hope*
Or, in eighth grade, during math:
So we are talking about computers and I raise my hand.
Math Teacher: Yes?
Me: So... did the internet come at the same time as computers or did computers come first?
I was just trying to sidetrack him so we didn't have to do math.
Emily: HAHA! How could the internet come before the computer?!
Me: I didn't say that...
Emily: SHE ASKED IF THE INTERNET CAME BEFORE THE COMPUTER!
Me now would punch her in the face but me then said: Haha, no I didn't.
And they made me who I am today because those judgments stick with people. People still twist my words because I am too smart for them to comprehend what I am saying
. So now, avoiding attempted murder, I don't talk as much and don't share anything on my mind.