Labeled The Smart Kid In Class Made School Life Difficult

  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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    Jade is 13 years old now and in 8th grade. Somewhere back in 4th or 5th grade, when school work started getting a bit harder, and homework started up, was when she was labeled the smart kid in her class. To her, she just was able to finish faster and do really well, and, honestly, she really didn't like it. Being labeled the smart kid in class made school life difficult.

    First, when you're labeled the smart kid you're expected to do things in class that no one else wants to do. For example, when the teacher says okay class, who can solve this problem, and nobody wants to do it, you can pretty much bet that your name is going to get called. And it's not even really the teachers who call on her in class, it's the other kids calling out and saying hey, Jade can do it, make Jade do it!

    But Jade didn't want to solve the problem in class just as much as the other kids didn't, but nobody seemed to understand that. Other students had envy for her because she was so smart. She would certainly graduate with honors. Just because she might have had a high IQ, that didn't mean she wanted to be treated any differently by her classmates, friends, teachers, or parents.

    Second, cheating. Jade is no angel, or a goody-goody, or anything like that, but she does find it really annoying when she's trying to finish her school work in class and other students are whispering to her to give them the answers, or begging her to let them cheat off her when the questions are hard. Cheaters are just so annoying.

    Third, expectations. The expectation on you when you are labeled the smart kid, or a genius, or whatever, is that you're basically expected to learn and know EVERYTHING! For example, last week she was working with a friend where you do stations, moving from one to the next and completing a project at each. It's not a race, but the other students treat it like one. And so there were two boys who got ahead of them in the stations, and one of them says Oh wow, I thought she was supposed to be smarter than that.

    And fourth, born a baby genius. Everybody thinks, even her friends and best friends, that just because she's smart she doesn't work hard to do well or to learn. The other students treat her like everything is easy and that she can just hang around all the time and just get good grades or get on the honor roll just by being who she is. They think she doesn't try hard, which she does, and that she doesn't feel the enormous pressure she and maybe even her parents, and teachers, put on her.

    So, when you label someone the smart kid, just remember that they're trying their hardest too, and most likely, other than the fact that they scored a little better on their test, they are just exactly like you!

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  • Imagamergirl Oof

    Imagamergirl Oof

     10 hours ago

    What is this .... do I need to explain how simple your life is

  • Parrot Lover

    Parrot Lover

     17 hours ago

    I go to a grammar school so I understand

  • DA emo girl

    DA emo girl

     21 hours ago

    It’s all gonna be worth it because while your at a great college they are gonna be working at mcDonalds👌

  • I don’t really Even know anymore

    I don’t really Even know anymore

     22 hours ago +1

    She reminds me of Gina from big mouth.

  • Anselmo Vargas

    Anselmo Vargas


    Im a Smart kid but not a person who can talk or show and understand things so mabye not

  • America


     2 days ago

    I am related I know what do you mean

  • Penelope Alemar

    Penelope Alemar

     2 days ago

    I feel you my friends don’t study and are surprised when they get bad grades but when I get good grades there like of course you passed your perfect at school but the reality is I study and work hard

  • AKA Shishka

    AKA Shishka

     2 days ago

    I can relate to every part of this video and this plus some other things added up to my deppresion

  • Michael Mell

    Michael Mell

     2 days ago

    This is one of my fav videos

  • Just Some Guy Without Hair

    Just Some Guy Without Hair

     3 days ago +3

    1:17, it’s like “don’t cheaters open inside”...
    It’s weird.

  • shake me down

    shake me down

     3 days ago

    I’m in 4th and this is me



     3 days ago

    But in my class there are many people called smart kid

  • Mel's Gaming Galaxy

    Mel's Gaming Galaxy

     3 days ago

    Like, I'm labeled as a smart kid,and they always make me do all stuff, expect me to get a high note,and I hate it

  • Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass

     3 days ago

    For number four your right. There’s a difference between being smart in general, and not trying hard. Vs Not being born super smart, and working hard. Some people just think ,”oh your gonna do fine on the test, you don’t have to worry” even though the way people do good on tests is by worrying and trying their hardest

  • Blair Williams

    Blair Williams

     3 days ago +1

    I like this girl


  • Juliet Rose

    Juliet Rose

     3 days ago


  • kErMiT tHe fRoG

    kErMiT tHe fRoG

     4 days ago

    Num 3 and 4 is relatable

  • My ant colony

    My ant colony

     4 days ago

    This is so relatable for me. I was the smart kid in school

  • Hanie Kate Malilay

    Hanie Kate Malilay

     4 days ago +1

    Dude I can relate

  • Takwa Gamaleldin

    Takwa Gamaleldin

     5 days ago +2

    Idk how the hell being a smart kid is a bad thing I wish I was a genius