>cat gets hit by car
>got rejected by a girl
>get scolded by my maths supervisor
>close to tears and i just want to go home and not leave my room for a month
wtf is wrong with me?
>lost legs in war
>Vietnam POW torture fashbacks
>prof asking a question and no one responds
>gets it wrong
Almost called suicide hotline after the lecture. Remember, it's not about being right or wrong, or even learning, but it's other people's perspective on your intelligence. I have shown myself to be a retard, and I can never hope to recover.
That's fucked up OP.
You need to be locked up.
Let's be realistic. His classmates things he's a retard now because that's just how stupid undergrads are, they think being quiet and only anwering shit you memorised when it's a sure shot makes you intelligent. They think being quiet and not taking risks in general makes them intelligent. Hell they think undergrad matters at all.
Now the prof. doesn't care. All undergrads are more or less equally retarded, but this will effect him simply because perceptions are hard to break. In their senior year OP could be the top student, but other students in his year group won't perceive him as brilliant because of this one incident. He will be percieved as a "hard worker", but because he showed weakness everyone will think his achievements are attainable if they "worked harder" themselves.
So graduation year a Prof. has a beer with final years. He's trying to get a perception of what students are intelligent for grad-school and rec. letters. Are people going to talk about OP in a good light? No.
YOU. FUCKED. UP.
As long as you don't say anything batshit or be a dick and argue with the prof and then be wrong, nobody cares.
Imagine a prof asking:
"So why do you think plants and animals have male and female sexes?"
"Because when Noah built his ark he took 1 male and 1 female of each species on board."
<- people's faces