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Old 03-22-18, 07:26 AM
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*long,strong rant*

anyone else experienced the ravaging effects of learning disabilities other that adhd?

I always knew I had issues with grasping concepts (mathematics, particularly algebra,geometry)and exactly retaining parts learned for term end exams. To the point that it was rare for me to fully grasp concepts related to science (physics and chemistry) and hours of rote learning/ study lead nowhere. I'd understand some concepts on a good day and forget them just as quickly. Couldn't articulate the intricacies of these concepts as required for exams. Needless to say I was just lucky to scrape through with passing grades during elementary.

long story short,high school and college was nothing short of hell and I found myself failing tests much more than being able to atleast score passing grades. There was no support system in place and remedial measures only led to ego clashes between parents and so called teachers(not kidding) More like a victim blame game.The parents always knew there was a problem but had no workable solution apart from serious amounts of character blaming(blaming me for creating unnecessary problems and deliberately not studying, "enough" IQ,looking for excuses etc) I was a complete contrast to them since they were all high achievers and couldn't comprehend or understand what its like to have LD.

Ended up dropping out of 3 colleges which meant 3 different courses reason being increasing amounts of backlog. The colleges never allowed continuing semester terms without clearing previous backlogs, and remedial classes never helped to look into core issues.It was just about the fastest ways to clear backlogs(I screwed that up as well,needed much more time and effort to complete the given task, however shoddy and at the end unacceptable to them) I simply wasn't cut out for the education system available in my place. I believe I passed high school solely due to some pity thrown by the exam invigilators.

I'd been diagnosed with a wonderful concoction of ADHD and sLD but it came out too late. I was already kicked out of schools and on my own for not fitting into their system. I couldn't get through even entry level jobs however menial, due to stiff competition and lack of degree(unemployed for 7 long years apart from some intern stints here and there)
Honestly, Im almost convinced its impossible to graduate considering the insurmountable efforts required to barely even pass courses;forget good grades. Calling me dumb is an understatement if you will.

Presently I run a successful startup today but there's always anxiety at the back of my mind about the risk of nothing to fall back on to incase days turn for the worse. Its always a hit and miss game but i've been lucky on this so far. There is some respite in the presence of a light,however small at the end of the tunnel.
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