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The more you learn, the more you learn you don't know shit about.
I was a really fucking stupid teenager.
I was a well-behaved, innocent teenager at school who did all his homework on time and never got a detention, now I'm a fucking stupid person in my 20s who rebels almost for the sake of it and gets drunk all the time. I'm convinved I hit puberty way later than most as I didn't really start acing like this until 18/19 when everyone else finished.
actual academic smarts - definitely much stupider
Actually no, probably everything is just on a gentle decline.
Wouldn't worry about it either way, though. Being a bit clever is vastly overrated anyway.
But definitely less cocky.
I think as a young person I *thought* I knew everything, the older I get the more I realise how little I know.
Most of you are still at the first bit I'm afraid. See you on the other side!
like the quiz loving dufus that I was in my early 20s and because I don't care about it I certainly know less trivia than I used to. I'm probably twice as hard though.
my 'Trivia Memory' is utter shite now. Remembering the names of celebrities can be a minefield: I picture their face, I can remember their voice, the films they were in (and often the names of their co-stars) but their name eludes me. Did this with Tom Hulce last week.
It's exasperating - I'm so much shitter at pub quizzes these days. I used to be a contender
You inevitably lose some of the former as you develop the latter.
Remember when I took that home wine-making course and I forgot how to drive?
More that you realise being smart isn't a big deal and no-one gives a shit
Memory isn't what it was, and I guve less of a fuck. I have become apalling about making decisions because I have grown far more compssoinate as I'v e got lolder. Things were a lot easier when I wasn't blinded by emotion and I was sharp and single minded.
I probably have alzheimers right enough and years and years of overdoing reacreatonal funtimes won't have helped.
And in an alarmingly big way too.
The smartness improves though. I could do a maths A level standing on my head now.
In that I can clearly remember conversations I had 15 years ago and it makes my life feel really short. I haven't phrased that well but I've got stuff to do. Bugger off.
I couldn't even stand on my head when I was young, and am wise enough not to even try now.
i kind of miss all that variety in knowledge, now i just plonk away at the same old project co-ordination stuff feeling my brain is shrinking when at work
this is why i like to read hayes manuals on the toilet (ok look at the pictures)
I preferred learning about bits of everything to GSCE level and felt more rounded as a person. Couldn't figure out which subjects were 'right' for me and which ones weren't, ended up taking some bad A-Level choices which tore my confidence.
without it actually affecting me in any tangible way, or something