Tanishq Abraham: An Eight-Year-Old College Student

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 4 years ago Misc

The 8-year old already studies astrophysics and has even discovered a supernova, but he still loves Buzz Lightyear.
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Male 911
guy at 3:50 works at the 7-11 by my house.
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Male 145
Qystein

It definitely contributes. Think of the social ascept of it. It clumps all the below average, average and above average students into the same group and they have to get along socially. If you`re smart, you suck. If you`re dumb as a brick, you fit in. Or if at least you pretend to be as stupid as the dumb kids.

Now I`m not ENTIRELY blaming the public school system, but if I had been in a class with people that had around the same intellegence as me and was taught as such, I would have learned WAY more there and wouldn`t have hated school as much as I did.

That`s just how it was at my school.
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Male 159
@OldOllie did you go to a local library and read up about "everything" ?
The school system is meant to help the average, if you are bright your going to make it anyway. You were maybe slightly above average, but not bright. If you were bright then you would have done something. Getting sick and tired of people saying that the school system not seeing them as "geniuses" is the reason their life did not turn out the way they wanted..
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Male 15,832
I hope he does something great with his life.

The schools in my day wouldn`t let me do anything like this. I was chained at the ankle to everyone else my age, and there was no way in hell they were going to let me get ahead.

I was put in a class of 30 kids, 2 of whom couldn`t quite keep up, which meant the curriculum was paced for the 3rd dumbest kid in the class, i.e., the 10th %ile.

I learned long division the first day they showed it to me. Then I spent the next 4 months doing it over and over and over and over till I hated school like Satan hates holy water.

If I were to describe my public education in a word, it would be "negligent" -- in two words, "criminally negligent."
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Male 2,551
wolladude - He is, apparantly he spends a fair bit of time with kids his own age, and enjoys it.
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Male 197
Love being left handed :) except when I have to write :(
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Male 2,737
He`s left handed!!!That`s the witch hand!!SORCERY!!!
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Male 380
He needs to be subjected to experiences where he is not the best kid at his age, like the choir, thats a good idea, maybe also do some sports.
That would help him balance his social life, and make him more accepted among kids his age.
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Female 2,549
Super cute kid. I want to know more about the little sis too.
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Male 3,445
There aren`t enough stars for me to properly rate this post.
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Male 762
Good to see his parent`s concerns well placed. You hear an awful lot about child prodigies, but they usual flounder as adults who have been crushed by their own highly unrealistic expectations of themselves.
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Male 3,578
whats odd is most kid like this end up in ordinary jobs
i once dated a girl who graduate at 14 she is a contact lawyer
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Male 2,551
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