At 14-years-old Taylor Wilson became the youngest person to build a working fusion reactor. Where’d he build it? In his parents garage. Here’s his story in a short TED talk.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
~ Margaret Mead
In this enlightening talk Malcom Gladwell tells us how we fundamentally misunderstand prodigy and how it hurts our kids.
As it turns out, true ‘giftedness’ is about working hard at something, not just natural intellectual or physical inclination. Early advantages tend to wear off, but hard work leads to long-term, sustained success in adulthood which is a thousand times more valuable than fleeting precocity.
Real giftedness is the ability to have enough passion and perseverance to focus and work hard at something over the long-term.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
~ John Locke
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