Sunday, August 10, 2014

genius goes to h.s. for a decade

Can you imagine a genius with an I.Q. of 150 going to high school over and over for 10 years so he can "perfect the experience"?  He exists.  Naturally, this raises questions: What is a genius?  What is the significance of an I.Q. score?  Why does getting high school right take so much work? (thanks, boingboing!)


  1. Wouldn't a perfect high school experience be an imperfect one. I mean unless we are all robots. The reason why he may be the second smartest person in the world is that he doesn't understand the human condition and how mistakes are what makes humans grow but dwelling on the same mistakes will not solve anything. Wasting ones' life for a "perfect" high school experience seems like a waste of time. Taking college courses and expanding his knowledge and not dwelling on the same high school courses seems reasonable. This is just my two cents.

  2. Agreed. A perfect high school experience is not worth it when anyone in Rick's case can be doing something very special with an IQ of 150, but instead relives something that lasts 4 years. What could be a perfect high school experience is what he thought was in the movies or something too predictable of perfection.