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The problem with gifted children

25 11 11 - 12:21

Familiar refrain:


People with above-average aptitudes — the ones we recognize as being especially clever, creative, insightful, or otherwise accomplished — often judge their abilities not only more harshly, but fundamentally differently, than others do (particularly in Western cultures). Gifted children grow up to be more vulnerable, and less confident, even when they should be the most confident people in the room. Understanding why this happens is the first step to righting a tragic wrong. And to do that, we need to take a step back in time. - Harvard Business Review


Equality means favoring the underdog at the expense of others.

five comments

fucking autists
>Equality means favoring the underdog at the expense of others.

Uhh, how is this at all relevant to the quote you posted. I swear you aspies project so fucking much, you might as well quote an article about the ills of nuclear power and say "DEMOCRACY failed. DEATH TO THE UNDERMAN"

Hey, I thought you were an English major, isn't your whole shitty degree about reading comprehension? fucking autists - 26-11-’11 02:53
dumbpie
Article demonstrates irony, your comment adds to that, thnx. dumbpie - 26-11-’11 07:19
lol @ aspies attempting to understand irony
where's the irony lol @ aspies attempting to understand irony - 26-11-’11 07:48
contributor
Fuck you guys. contributor - 26-11-’11 10:40
Squirm
@fucking autists

Equality: accepting and glorifying idiots and stupididty
Underdog: stupid kids
Others: smart kids

Smart kids weren't always less confident than their stupid peers. They are now because they live in a culture that accepts idiocy.


I think that's the gist of what he's saying. Squirm - 26-11-’11 12:42


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