Do you feel really dumb sometimes?

Philippines
April 22, 2007 9:30pm CST
Have there been times when you would feel that you didn't learn anything from school? That you feel very dumb at a certain point? I have episodes of these. Like when I'm writing and I get stumped because I don't know if "accommodating" has two c's and one m or one c and two m's. Or when someone asks me if there's a difference between using "with regard to" and "regarding". I'd feel weird because I knew for sure that we came across that in school but now that I'm years past graduation and I've been working for years now, I felt that what I learned didn't really sink in. What about you? Ever felt this way? Do share!
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Omg! Yes! I always get messed up when I try to spell received/recieved....lol It's so aggervating. Oh and then my kids bring their homework home and ask me for help and some of it just stumps me...so online we go trying to find some help, lol...it's very aggervating...then I wonder why they even have to go through it cause it's just going to be "poof" right out of their head anyways, just like it did mine, ha!
@patgalca (14556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Apr 07
What kids are being taught these days is nothing like what we were taught in school. My daughter's grade 8 math is a totally other language to me. So I guess I feel pretty stupid too when it comes to grade 8 homework.
@patgalca (14556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Apr 07
I remember a certain incident in high school, not very clearly though. I was in the school library. The guy I had a crush on was there. I think I was looking up the word in the big dictionary there. Just because of that I will never forget how to spell the word 'embarrassed'. LOL! The only time I think I have ever felt stupid is my last job interview. I think part of it has to do with my illness and the brain fog that comes with it. That and I did not research the organization before the interview. That was dumb. I hae also felt stupid in the presence of my siblings. Being the baby of the family they have always treated me like a baby. They have never given me the respect I feel I deserve.