If I’m So Smart, Why Aren’t I Successful?

Your Rainforest Mind

photo by Kevin T. Houle, creative commons, Flickr photo by Kevin T. Houle, creative commons, Flickr

Smart people are rich and famous. They win Nobel Prizes and Genius Grants. They’re high achievers and arrogant. They don’t waste time on the little people. Right?


Well, OK. I guess that some smart people are all of the above. Or parts of the above. Maybe your Uncle Charlie. But how many are, say, none of the above? And if you are one of the none of the above, do you believe that you just aren’t all that smart? Do you think that you’ve fooled everyone only because you happen to be witty every once in a while, and people are so darned gullible? Do you believe that you’re really an impostor? In fact, most days you’re a total failure for now and all eternity?

But: What is success, anyway? What makes a successful life? Is it some grand achievement? What is achievement? Some people…

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Drama & Dyspraxia


Ok, so if you were to walk past me, you’d probably think “average girl, bout mid-20s, maybe younger?” which is fine. Except I have Dyspraxia. This basically means that I sometimes struggle with hand-eye co-ordination, spatial awareness, social skills and learning new things. As I know that Dyspraxia is very little-known about and personally I feel that, along with other invisible or hidden disabilities, it should be a topic on the National Curriculum in schools, I am going to try to explain what it is using various examples.

In school; and actually I probably still am: I was rubbish at sports. Especially those that involved trying to catch a ball. To my peers? Oh yeah easy enough. To me? Not a chance! It would be like my eye would see the ball coming towards me, but my brain wouldn’t tell my hands to reach out for the ball until it…

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