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Date: 07/05/12 08:21 AM

14 Responses to Tanishq Abraham: An Eight-Year-Old College Student

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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Link: Tanishq Abraham: An Eight-Year-Old College Student - The 8-year old already studies astrophysics and has even discovered a supernova, but he still loves Buzz Lightyear.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:32 am
    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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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:36 am
    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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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 8:57 am
    There aren`t enough stars for me to properly rate this post.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Super cute kid. I want to know more about the little sis too.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    This is exactly what is wrong with our country. Seemingly endless amounts of money is spent propping up failing students and those that are incapable. Yet, very little money and effort is spent developing those with outstanding potential.
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    wolladude Male 30-39
    358 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    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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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    He`s left handed!!!That`s the witch hand!!SORCERY!!!
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    Love being left handed :) except when I have to write :(
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    wolladude - He is, apparantly he spends a fair bit of time with kids his own age, and enjoys it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    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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    Qystein Male 18-29
    159 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    @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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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
    145 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    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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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    guy at 3:50 works at the 7-11 by my house.

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