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  1. #1 am i crazy 
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    I like reading about these theories and ideas about the universe, time, etc. I also have some of my own interesting theories. But when I try to apply it to an oridinary day and I try to explain some theories to my friends, they think I'm completely insane. They tell me that I think too much, they say that I go on a long rant about nothing. I want to know if I am crazy or are my friends simply too ignorant. Am I the only one who feels this way?


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    No..your not crazy CK...You're actually laying the groundwork for a successful career in science (or any field). It may not be cool to be "brainy" in jr high or high school, but YOU will have the last laugh in 10 years when those "cool" kids are taking your order at the drive through.

    I had my 20 year HS reunion this year. Most of the "chess club" and "science club" guys, who had been ridiculed in HS, now work for Lockheed or Ratheon, or other well paying jobs, and drive BMW's. The "coolest" kid in school now paints houses and drives a 15 year old work truck. Who's cool now?

    Bill Gates is a perfect example. I'm sure someone who looks as dorky as he does got his fair share of "wedgies" and "swirlies" in school. Now he earns more in interest in one day than most of us make in a lifetime.

    I wouldn't worry too much about what kids in HS think about you. It's a very short 4 years and will be over before you know it...and after graduation, you'll never hear from the vast majority of them. So keep being just as "brainy" as you want to be!


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    I can vouch for what Mac says, after being the geek at school I met one in a garage changing tyres, another worked for the local authority cleaning up after dogs, while I languish in early retirement.....
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    curious; can only agree with the post so far and i do encourage you to follow what ever your dreams may be. you will find others with your interest, in time you will be one of a growing group in a field thats in need of free thinking, open minded people.

    put some of your ideas out there. you will get some criticism but i have found the intent is constructive and you will need to accept opinions of others agreeable or not, in the areas you indicated. GOOD LUCK...
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    Don't worry, man. I bet I am as ridiculed as you are. I'm in Grade 9 and somethimes I just feel like giving up. But whatever. I don't listen to anyone else but my own thoughts. They guide me where I want to go.
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    yeah, i follow you guys but I just can't understand how they can just not even try to a little open minded...I dont really classify myself as a "geek". I played sports in high school, went to parties and such...maybe my high school buddies havent grown up yet..this is my first year in college, i'm the only one thats cares about my future
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    Yeah. The old "adolescant adult" syndrom.
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    yea, but maybe it seems like they go on a long rant about nothing too. everybody is different its best to accept that
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouskid
    I like reading about these theories and ideas about the universe, time, etc. I also have some of my own interesting theories. But when I try to apply it to an oridinary day and I try to explain some theories to my friends, they think I'm completely insane. They tell me that I think too much, they say that I go on a long rant about nothing. I want to know if I am crazy or are my friends simply too ignorant. Am I the only one who feels this way?
    May I ask how old you are. Many young people these days are so out of tune with philosophy and science that even the most basics of science seems totally bogus to them. I experienced the same thing. I had more in common with my friends perents sometimes.

    They are being ignorant but, not becuase they don't care. More like they never thought to care. It's just not of interest to them and when you come up with these ideas all they want to talk about is the new hip hop song. Most things in science and philosophy are immaterial constructs of the mind. Some people only understand what they can touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB

    May I ask how old you are. Many young people these days are so out of tune with philosophy and science that even the most basics of science seems totally bogus to them. I experienced the same thing. I had more in common with my friends perents sometimes.
    i'm 18, but it doesnt feel like i'm an average 18 year old. I think too much.
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    I'm 19 and I know how you feel. I practically skiped highschool (long story) so I never had to deal with the whole "gangsta" thing goin around but, ya... many of my friends are just completely out of touch with any type of science/philosophy. I think it has something to do with inherent personalities and how the person is raised. We all have our own hobbies I guess.
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    im also told i always think to much - im told this as if its a bad thing! sometimes it think that maybe they are right. what is worse is that my own parents always used to tell me that im crazy, that i have strange ideas, it must be my friemds influencing me - at once stage during high school they actually thought i was on drugs! on lsd because of my way of thinking! u are not mad - actually no one is mad - we are all complexedand unique beings....some of us more inteligent then others. although i dont like to call it intelligence - rather a way of thinking. value your brains and forget about those other mere mortals - stay strong and true and keep challenging yourself and your ideas. sometimes lonliness is not a bad thing - you learn to like it - it gives you time to think
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    i reckon i fit in the same category as ya'll for the most part. for me it all boils down to 1 question, "why?" if im told to how to do something, i want to know why i should do it that way. i ask why alot of things are. & to me, the average person is so complacent in "their" world, they dont ask why. & they dont understand why i do. an example is this, its important to me to understand how & why something works (or even why somebody thinks what they think), but most only care that that something actually works.
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  15. #14 not alone 
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    I'm glad I'm not alone, hopefully we can contribute to society and show people there are other ways of looking at things besides the way you are suppose to see things....Open your Mind.
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    I sometimes question the same. But, there's so many cultural, societal, psychological and personnal experiences that I concluded that everyone has his/her own truth and wisdom. We are so used to measure all by our western culture rules and knowledge that sometimes I wonder "how ignorant we also are".
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    Like it has been stated above you do have to remember that some kids at school would probably be very perplexed if you didnt know who sung a certain new song or the like. Sounds as though you have a gift but choose the sciences(or the like) over other fields. Just dont let yourself look down your nose at them and by all means never think too highly of yourself since it seems to me that some might not try to continue learning if they think they already have a better grasp than others. Maybe its just me but I find that not knowing certain subjects or details makes me feel ignorant or stupid and drives me to learn all the while knowing there are others way above my level.
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