In third grade, my teacher recommended I be tested for the school's Gifted Program. I had begged my parents not to make me different, to not give people a reason to expect things of me--things I wasn't sure I could deliver. They ignored me, so I took matters into my own hands. How many in a ... » Learn More about Don’t Mind Me, I’ll Just Be Over Here Quitting
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