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Tanishq Abraham: An Eight-Year-Old College Student

Hits: 5981 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Misc. | Added by: Matwix_2004
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 919 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:52:57 PM
guy at 3:50 works at the 7-11 by my house.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 145 Posts
Saturday, July 07, 2012 8:51:09 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 159 Posts
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:54:25 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..

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:59:36 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."

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:24:22 PM
wolladude - He is, apparantly he spends a fair bit of time with kids his own age, and enjoys it.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 197 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:23:27 PM
Love being left handed :) except when I have to write :(

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 2:13:29 PM
He's left handed!!!That's the witch hand!!SORCERY!!!

Male, 30-39, Europe
 357 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:54:22 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.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2302 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 12:54:20 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.

Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 9:37:01 AM
Super cute kid. I want to know more about the little sis too.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 3404 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:57:24 AM
There aren't enough stars for me to properly rate this post.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 776 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:36:30 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.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3215 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:32:40 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

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:23:11 AM
Link: Tanishq Abraham: An Eight-Year-Old College Student [Rate Link] - The 8-year old already studies astrophysics and has even discovered a supernova, but he still loves Buzz Lightyear.

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