If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life...

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life...

    believing it is stupid.

    Quote by Albert Einstein

    What are your thoughts or experiences along this vein of thinking?


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    Leigh Moirposted 2 years ago

    I agree with this quote. It makes me think of the education system, and how every student, however different they are, is measured by the same means and is graded in the same way as students that learn in different ways.

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    Leigh if you are a Teacher? I instantly have admiration and respect for you.

    Teachers are set impossible tasks and have to wear many hats.

    To me everyone is a genius. That is everyone excels at one thing at least in their lifetime. The shame though is some find their niche too late in life or somehow circumstances makes them miss the boat for some reason. And the person is therefore not illiminated at their personal best. Its a shame for them and others.

  4. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    Quote aside.  Not everyone is a genius.  In fact, most people are intellectually average.   Geniuses are very rare & few.  This is an undeniable fact of life.  To believe that everyone has genius is very fallacious in scope.  Most people are mediocre, only a few people are geniuses or have genius. 

    Gifted & talented people are rare & far between.  Why do people insist that EVERYONE has talent or has genius?  Is to inflate fragile egos?  Let us get real here,  talented people are few.  People who are genius are a minute part of the human population.  Most people are abhorringly..........AVERAGE, it is time TO FACE, ACKNOWLEDGE this fact & move on.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      True Grace.

      And..I wanted to broaden our definition of Genius to share it around.

  5. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Apparently, Albert Einstein was a great scientist but not so much of a great philosopher. The statement he made is as alarming as it is meaningless.
    The more important issue isn't genius versus non genius, it is having people with potential not even trying to convert it into their best achievement.

    Genius transcends instructions it is already programmed into them. Teachers don't really do much for geniuses, but they can develop the potential of the other students.

    That pinnacle for each person may not be genius, but it would be their best. Too many people in this world don't reach for their best.
    This can be apply to mostly everyone one, and it doesn't involve the extreme of genius and stupid.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thankyou for your intelligent appraisal bradmasterocCal. Always look foward to your viewpoint...

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks ThreeKeys, you are on the short list of those that look fwd to my viewpoint.


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