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November 21st, 2006

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01:35 pm - teh stupid
I wish I didn't have this number issue. I'm otherwise pretty smart with a pretty good memory (less than it was, but still pretty on) but then there's NUMBERS. And you know, even some level of transposition is okay. It's handleable. It's, at least marginally workable. But when I can't tell the difference between paying 700$ for something and 200$; how can I manage that?

I'm half tempted to consider trying one of those memory courses and just focus solely on number retention. I want so much to respect my intelligence, but I just have no patience for someone who can't remember a simple series of numbers for more than 5 minutes.
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Date:November 21st, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
you could just as easily complain about your hair colour, or your fashion sense, or your ability to learn languages. A great deal of it is innate, only some of it is alterable.

maybe you're not good at learning strings of numbers. You have lots of other talents, including the ability to make me laugh (I like that one!).
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Date:November 21st, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
It just seems pathetic that this is as good as it gets, you know. Like I learned to read so easily, why can't I retain numbers the way I can retain words.

I know I can't blame myself. I certainly do push myself as hard as I can to get the numbers and I've learned a number of compensation techniques to try to mask my deficiency, but sometimes, it just gets to me.

I feel like I take a big credibility hit by not being able to manage numbers.

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