How can people be so sure?
I’ve never shown myself to be intelligent. I’ve never made fantastic grades in school, I’ve never applied myself. When I do, I do so privately.
My mother is confident I’m a genius.
My best friend, who is surely the most intelligent person I’ve ever met (and the most arrogant), says he’s absolutely fascinated with my brilliance.
Every teacher I’ve ever had insists on my “exceptional abilities”, despite me always having put little effort into schoolwork.
Even the knowledgeable astrophysicists that I have met with (if anyone remembers that I was considering an internship at NASA) claim to intuitively know I’m “something special”, without me having done a single thing to prove myself worthy.
I don’t understand, really.
What do people see in me?
It saddens me because I deeply feel inadequate in comparison to others’ baseless expectations (assumptions) of me.
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