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How to respond when someone calls you stupid

When you are called STUPID, use one of our great comebacks. |

If you have ever being labeled stupid, don’t listen, it’s simply not true. There are many forms of intelligence, we all learn in different ways and excel in different areas. You may find math challenging but your friend who is a math genius may end up working for your company one day. It has been said that A students are rule followers who end up working for C students who have more entrepreneurial thinking.

The traditional education system isn’t suitable for many students. I remember seeing a kid on a television show who couldn’t answer questions on a written test, his mom fought to have him tested verbally and he received an A on the exam. He knew the information, he just couldn’t process his answers in the usual written exam format.

Richard Branson is the definition of success, but what you may not know is that he nearly flunked out of school. In fact, he had dyslexia, which made traditional education challenging for him, so he dropped out of school at 16. He started his first business a magazine for young people called Student. His business continued to grow, he started more business and his organization now runs over over 400 different companies. 

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If Richard Branson was judged by the traditional education system of learning from books and regurgitating the information on a test he probably wouldn’t be considered a successful student. Yet he is incredibly accomplished, and there are very few people who would be able to achieve more than Sir Richard Branson. 

So next time someone calls you stupid shut them up with one of our comebacks and don’t worry about what they think of you.

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If  you don’t do well at school, it doesn’t mean you’re stupid

Quentin Tarantino was never a fan of school, with the exception of history class “because it was kind of like the movies,” he confessed to Entertainment Weekly.

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Quentin dropped out of high school and worked at BlockBuster writing scripts in his spare time. Actor, Harvey Keitel, came in the local BlockBuster where Quentin was working, and Quentin recognized an opportunity. He asked Harvey if he would read his script “Reservoir Dogs”, he liked it so much he committed to be in the film.

Quentin went from being a sales assistant in a video shop to a famous international movie director in five years. There are many different kinds of intelligence and many forms of success.

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14 Responses

  1. P1: You’re stupid! *points with index finger*
    P2: Dude! You have 3 fingers pointing back at you.

    P1: These fingers aren’t being used to point, therefore your statement is pointless (pun intended)

    OR (to make the first argument shorter)

    P1: You’re stupid! *points with index finger*
    P2: Dude! You have 3 fingers pointing back at you.
    P1: The K on “knife” is silent. And so are these these fingers *says while showing the 3 fingers that are not pointing

  2. How about this: If I’m so stupid I don’t think telling me every day will make me any less stupid, it just makes you look stupid for repeating the same thing all the time.

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