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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Dale Mazurek 6 years ago
I am not usually into posting things like this but I just had to post this.I know many of you have probably seen it but im sure many havent.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZoCheersDale
by kirstenblog 5 years ago
I have often wondered about this. I personally have no education beyond that of High School. I do not hold any special qualifications and think of myself as being average in intelligence. I do read a lot and pay attention to as much as I can as a habit. If there is text I read it, even a cheesy ad...
by dafla 10 years ago
I have so many new fans, today I just went in and read some of their hubs. I guess if someone likes me enough to be my fan, I should support their writing. I sometimes do a search on certain topics, and read, to find new information as well as inspiration. When I do readings from...
by tony0724 8 years ago
There are many talented people here at HP . Who Is the one you look forward to reading lately ?
by PositronWildhawk 4 years ago
Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
by SandCastles 4 years ago
From what I've read in the bible, we are to identify wrong behaviours and speak up but we are not to play judge because that makes us prideful and reluctant to take the beam out of our own eye. Many Christians insist that it is their duty to judge and they end up judging everyone about everything....
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