49 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to P. Hinderer, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

“Everybody is a genius.

But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,

it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”

[ Albert Einstein ]

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12 thoughts on “49 Of 365 (366) For 2012

    • Thank you! Yes, I think so too πŸ™‚

      But it’s also very true. We all have the tendency of judging peoples intelligence according to their capacity in fields we find important instead of understanding that different fields requiere different abilities. Forinstance I suck at math (iuris non calculat), but I’m pretty darn awesome at being an annoying pain in the a$$ πŸ˜‰

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment – I really appreciate it!

    • You are right! He does look aghast. I didn’t pick up on it before: I filed it under “angst”, but now that you’ve pointed it out I see it too. Crazy! πŸ˜€

    • Thank you for this laugh! It might have been slightly on the hysterical side and a bit overdone considering the humor of your comment, but this literally had me lying on the couch cry-laughing for the better part of ten minutes or so. πŸ˜€ -You can tell it’s getting closer to exam time, can’t you? πŸ˜‰

  1. I see this every day….people bring these astonishing beings into my office and ask me to fix them. I’m like, excuse me, are we observing the same child? Everyday day I see this…I pity the children for whom the world has no language, no stratistical ropes and cords with which to harness their precious metal. The world (teachers and parents) think they are stupid!!! True genius is absurd – it lives outside the respectible borders of quantification. So if you suck at math, be glad. Perhaps a gift for statistics is just another obstacle to salvation.
    1 + 1 = 3 πŸ˜‰

    • Yes, you probably do see this all the time (never even crossed my mind to be honest). I saw this show on late night TV last night about parents enrolling their precious offspring in vast quantities of classes from the moment they are about 3 monthes old (english, spanish, mandarin, early physics…).

      It was so strange to watch. It wasn’t parents trying to live out their ambitions through their children, because they were succesful themselves, but rather a fear of their child not being as succesful as they are in life and trying to prevent the “social fall”.

      Weirdly, I understand, but I don’t measure succes with “social success, money, power, affluency, degrees etc.”, but rather with happyness or a sense of general contentment. – I find that’s the hardest to achieve in life. πŸ™‚

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