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Know-It-Alls Reveal When They Realized When They Weren't As Smart As They Thought
Know-It-Alls Reveal When They Realized When They Weren't As Smart As They Thought

We all have stubborn 'know-it-all' moments, but occasionally, it goes too far. We see it in our politics, at work, and at school. Most of us are willing to accept when we are wrong, but it's usually not the greatest feeling.

bakait_bhosdu asked, When did you realise that you are not as smart as you thought you were?

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Getting thrust into competitive academia can be a serious blow to one's ego. But don't feel too bad, everyone feels the same way.
Getting thrust into competitive academia can be a serious blow to one's ego. But don't feel too bad, everyone feels the same way.

Starting college. Helped me realize that I'm quite average.

Starting graduate school really threw it in my face. Helped me realize that I'm actually below average and didn't belong there.

I thought it was both tbh...
I thought it was both tbh...

When I realized that The Count on Sesame Street isn't called that just because he's a vampire, but because he's literally counting.

I shouldn't be trusted to vote.

If you want to be the best, learn from the best.
If you want to be the best, learn from the best.

When I first started my job as a software developer. My boss and my pseudo-boss are absolute geniuses. I've never been more in awe of someone's expertise before. It was really humbling. Still is, I suppose.

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