I don’t remember when or where, but the other day – no more than six months ago, and no less than two weeks – I came across an article saying that the US was very bad in comparison to other countries in educating and promoting people of exceptional IQ.
There is a lot to be said for that, in comparison to the sort of daft worship of high IQ that other countries do. Being a genius doesn’t make you good at anything in particularly (in fact, most geniuses will tend to drift aimlessly through life because they never learn study habits.) It doesn’t give you empathy for other people or make you socially adept. In fact, what it does is make you automatically an “odd.”
I know this because I’m raising one (and by some measures two) of them. The smarter one sometimes needs a cue card to remember how…
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