Originally Posted by mth91
The education system trains drones so nobody really gets to use their creative minds. He's not smarter than anybody else on this planet, he's simply got the guts to step outside of this elementary box and explore his own mind. That's what makes a genius brilliant.
You also find that homeschooled kids are often smarter than regular kids. Case and point.
After I get my EE degree and get married and have kids and such, i'm gonna educate them myself, starting with calculus at the age of 5.
I tend to agree but it's not 'strickly' true..
For example: Some are naturally musically inclined.. i.e you find some one who has a musically talented parent (one of) but they can't pick it up with the same passion effort..
Same with sports.. Plenty of examples.. .e three brothers.. two are unco and one is just a natural at every sport. and they don't even like sports compared to the other two.
Also a lot comes down to upbringing granted - but 'some' has to do with brain differences also i.e you'd be surprised how many ppl have or are just slightly Autistic - to the point you would never know and they don't even realise either would a profesisonal without a catscan etc etc ..
This can dramatically effect memory and other intrinsic Neurological fuctions and hence perceived smartness..
also keep in mind there are seven types of intelligence not just one