History BlessedWithSuck / RealLife

1st May '16 6:13:34 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* People with the rare condition CIPA: Congenital Insensibility to Pain, which essentially takes the form of a complete loss of the sense of touch. Can't feel heat or cold, aren't even slowed down by sucking chest wounds, pretty awesome crimefighting power right? Well, it would be if they [[RequiredSecondaryPowers also had a healing factor to go with it]]. As is, they risk permanently destroying their bodies at any time because they don't even notice it's hurt. Or that their hand in sizzling on the grill at the moment. Or that they haven't eaten in 5 days. Or that they need to ''pee''. On a hot day, they may pass out or even die because their body doesn't figure it should be sweating.

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* People with the rare condition CIPA: Congenital Insensibility to Pain, Pain with Anhidrosis, which essentially takes the form of a complete loss of the sense of touch. Can't feel heat or cold, aren't even slowed down by sucking chest wounds, pretty awesome crimefighting power right? Well, it would be if they [[RequiredSecondaryPowers also had a healing factor to go with it]]. As is, they risk permanently destroying their bodies at any time because they don't even notice it's hurt. Or that their hand in sizzling on the grill at the moment. Or that they haven't eaten in 5 days. Or that they need to ''pee''. On a hot day, they may pass out or even die because their body doesn't figure it should be sweating.


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** Because of their lack of a pain response, People with this condition also have reduced reflexes. One patient with CIPA, known as 'Ms. C,' mentioned that not only did she have no memory of experiencing pain, but she also had no memory of sneezing or coughing. ''Ever.''
1st Apr '16 7:41:27 AM Jhonny
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* Some theorists of international relations have coined the term "resource curse". Sure, having a lot of natural resources (oil, gas, ores, you name it) may ''seem'' a huge advantage for a country, but it often leads to instability or fighting within the country over how to divide up the profits. And even where it doesn't, it has often lead to CripplingOverspecialization. Venezuela's export are over 90% crude oil. That's good news if oil hovers at $100 a barrel, but what if oil drops to $30 a barrel? And even the countries that avoid all this can still fall victim to what economists call the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease Dutch disease]].
11th Feb '16 10:19:10 AM Iampureevil
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** Even if you do associate the colour brown with chocolate, you have to remember not ''everyone'' likes chocolate so that could be a negative experience, probably not as bad as poop, but...
13th Dec '15 9:13:49 PM brtd
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* Having a job that involves frequent travel. On the one hand being able to visit all sorts of other places and having your employer pay for it all sounds great...but this also will uproot you from home and your family quite a bit, makes scheduling your social life far more complicated and can make real vacations less enjoyable.
4th Nov '15 6:57:57 PM PurpleAlert
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*** There's also the tendency of gifted kids to grow into extreme motivation problems. They don't usually have to work very hard in school because the material is easy, and are rarely rewarded proportionally for it because they can't do better than "perfect" and "perfect" is their "average". This means that if they ever ''do'' find something difficult, they feel like failures because they're ''supposed'' to be smart enough to handle anything, or get put under such pressure to succeed that they run themselves ragged for benefit other than avoiding the punishment that comes from being less than perfect. This usually ends with the gifted kid growing into an adult who shuts down when something doesn't come easily, either because they feel like a failure and are too ashamed to continue, or because they've been doing perfectly all their lives and have nothing to show for it except being eligible to be expected to be perfect somewhere else.

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*** There's also the tendency of gifted kids to grow into extreme motivation problems. They don't usually have to work very hard in school because the material is easy, and are rarely rewarded proportionally for it because they can't do better than "perfect" and "perfect" is their "average". This means that if they ever ''do'' find something difficult, they feel like failures because they're ''supposed'' to be smart enough to handle anything, or get put under such pressure to succeed that they run themselves ragged for benefit other than avoiding just to avoid the punishment that comes from being less than perfect. This usually ends with the gifted kid growing into an adult who shuts down when something doesn't come easily, either because they feel like a failure and are too ashamed to continue, or because they've been doing perfectly all their lives and have nothing to show for it except being eligible to be expected to be perfect somewhere else.
4th Nov '15 6:56:51 PM PurpleAlert
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*** There's also the tendency of gifted kids to grow into extreme motivation problems. They don't usually have to work very hard in school because the material is easy, and are rarely rewarded proportionally for it because they can't do better than "perfect" and "perfect" is their "average". This means that if they ever ''do'' find something difficult, they feel like failures because they're ''supposed'' to be smart enough to handle anything, or get put under such pressure to succeed that they run themselves ragged for benefit other than avoiding the punishment that comes from being less than perfect. This usually ends with the gifted kid growing into an adult who shuts down when something doesn't come easily, either because they feel like a failure and are too ashamed to continue, or because they've been doing perfectly all their lives and have nothing to show for it except being eligible to be expected to be perfect somewhere else.
7th Oct '15 12:46:22 PM Andyroid
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* As anyone with hypersensitivity will tell you:SuperSenses = SensoryOverload = this trope.

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* As anyone with hypersensitivity will tell you:SuperSenses you: SuperSenses = SensoryOverload = this trope.



** Gifted children are especially vulnerable to this trope, since they seem to be in a sort of lose-lose situation. Either they are encouraged to stimulate their intelectual capacities (meaning that they have to skip entire years of school and go directly to University at an early age, meaning they have to be in a completely foreign environment for them) or they are kept in their school year (which, while benefits them due to the fact that they can interact with boys their age, can cause them to be problematic, since they are sitting in a class learning things they already know).

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** Gifted children are especially vulnerable to this trope, since they seem to be in a sort of lose-lose situation. Either they are encouraged to stimulate their intelectual intellectual capacities (meaning that they have to skip entire years of school and go directly to University at an early age, meaning they have to be in a completely foreign environment for them) or they are kept in their school year (which, while benefits them due to the fact that they can interact with boys children their age, can cause them to be problematic, since they are sitting in a class learning things they already know).know).
* A rare genetic condition called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbach%E2%80%93Wiethe_disease Urbach-Wiethe disease]] can, in some cases, cause damage to the amygdala, dampening or removing the victim's ability to feel fear. Which, on top of all the dermatological and neurological problems caused by Urbach-Wiethe diease, means you're not afraid of anything... including things that could be potentially dangerous.
31st Aug '15 1:08:36 PM DDRMASTERM
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* Being famous in general can become this, especially if it's [[NeverLiveItDown for bad reasons]]. See CelebrityIsOverrated.
2nd Jul '15 8:49:48 PM Fawfulster
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* Being a genius also sucks. A lot of people with extreme high I.Q.'s or intelligence suffer from depression because they don't have anybody on their level to talk to. Many also don't see the point of using their talent for higher benefits as they would rather have a normal life. And a lot of people with extreme high intelligence are often loners who have trouble living together with more average people.

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* Being a genius also sucks. A lot of people with extreme high I.Q.'s or intelligence suffer from depression because they don't have anybody on their level to talk to. Many also don't see the point of using their talent for higher benefits as they would rather have a normal life. And a lot of people with extreme high intelligence are often loners who have trouble living together with more average people. people.
** Gifted children are especially vulnerable to this trope, since they seem to be in a sort of lose-lose situation. Either they are encouraged to stimulate their intelectual capacities (meaning that they have to skip entire years of school and go directly to University at an early age, meaning they have to be in a completely foreign environment for them) or they are kept in their school year (which, while benefits them due to the fact that they can interact with boys their age, can cause them to be problematic, since they are sitting in a class learning things they already know).
23rd Jan '15 4:34:43 PM Patachou
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* Being a genius also sucks. A lot of people with extreme high I.Q.'s or intelligence suffer from depression because they don't have anybody on their level to talk to. Many also don't see the point of using their talent for higher benefits as they would rather have a normal life.

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* Being a genius also sucks. A lot of people with extreme high I.Q.'s or intelligence suffer from depression because they don't have anybody on their level to talk to. Many also don't see the point of using their talent for higher benefits as they would rather have a normal life. And a lot of people with extreme high intelligence are often loners who have trouble living together with more average people.
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