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Proud Parents of Underachievers
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"If I've accomplished little, it's because I have giants standing on my shoulders."
Winooski - A camp for sort of gifted boys.
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'I'm the smartest one in the bottom group.'
"I've always been an outsider, but I never achieved the status of a pariah."
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"I used to think I was content, but then I realized I was just an underachiever."
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Stress-generating warning about upcoming stress management seminar.
'But most of all, I resent being made to feel like an underachiever.'
'Because we're your peers. We have the same job title and salary as you. That's why you shouldn't tell us you're an underachiever.'
"But, Dad... haven't you heard that we humans can only utilize 10% of our brain capacity?"
'I'm an under achiever, what do you do?'
'It's not easy being an underachiever... if it weren't for bonuses, I don't know how I'd make it.'
"It's one of life's great rules...do something great once and you'll hear about it forever. Do something great all the time and you're just another overachieving brainiac."
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'I don't believe it - At school all my teachers said I was an underachiever!'
"I have to study harder. My folks are getting C sick."
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"You said I could achieve any goal I set, and I set 'C'."
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"I watched a Lassie marathon today and realized that I really need to step up my game."
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A good boss is quick to spot an employee who is working within their comfort zone.
"When you said you'd give 110%...we didn't realize that was like most people's 50%"
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