He comes across as arrogant and sarcastic and the book is largely a rant, as other reviews have noted. I kid, I followed you here from the old Miscellany blog. The major negative to the book is the author's anger at people he perceives to be stupider than himself, but he admits that he's not religious. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search form. There is some truth there. There was definitely the isolation, though, compounded by personality alternating isolationist and gregarious.
I overcame those mental blocks. It is valuable advice for the unaware. Helping those who cannot help themselves. It is nice to be able to interact with people with similar tastes and interests, and the Internet is perfect for that. But more importantly it aims to bring sanity to those who struggle with abnormal intelligence, especially those who are unaware they have it. Not a whole lot else to recommend though, there's not a whole lot of advice here.
I'd have given it a three, if the author's libertarian bent didn't show so much. I would say this book is 95% accurate in describing the frustrations that millions of people in this country deal with on a daily basis. And I already understand that the kind of black and white view he seems to have, and I used to have back when I was 17, is in fact very stupid and simplistic. Though being bright is certainly advantageous, the costs of intelligence are rarely discussed. I never enjoyed the trivia and celebrity bullshit that most people consume and I always talked and interacted with people who were years older than me still do that. The author is very frank.
Curse of the high iq kindle edition by aaron clarey download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note. I say this not to brag, because bragging about anything you are born with is ridiculous race, nationality, gender, whatever , but rather to try to provide some perspective. In the process of having me skip a grade, instead of bothering to teach me second-grade math, they sent me home over the summer with the math textbook, figuring that if I could teach myself to read and write, then I could teach myself to divide and multiply, too. Some reviewers likened the book to a cynical rant. Can they lie so far out of t. Or, by getting into a good school and then getting shocked to find out that a school that never challenged them made them ill-prepared for a more rigorous setting.
I speak from a credible position: my I. It is on my book buying list! But they keep coming back for more. Part of me was frustrated by it for two reasons: 1. Being both did not cross my mind until later. I made some huge mistakes in my personal life that my siblings mostly managed to avoid, and while my professional occupation keeps me comfortably in the middle class, they are by most standards wealthier and better established than me. . Accurate As I have steadily completed the various levels of education I naively thought the people around me would change.
Press button below and wait 20 seconds. When I was in middle school, I had hopes for higher school. It allows those who have been bestowed it the ability to analyze and problem solve faster and more effectively than their peers. It identifies and addresses a litany of problems intelligent people face, as well as analyzes them and provides solutions. It simply makes these things more likely. There are some very good points made that will make you stop and think about your own life and how you handled certain things. I ask because the author of this article is named Ann.
And this work did not evoke sympathy or empathy for the brainy class. The book is rife with ill-informed generalizations and poorly drawn conclusions, among them: - that an abnormally-high I. However, these were only minor annoyances and gave no cause for a lower rating. Lots of National Merit scholars are probably in the 130-140 range. But if I had read this book as a teen in high school, it most certainly would have been beneficial to my life perspective. So anyway, I think that while the book is in general written for those in that top 1-2%, it can provide a lot of insight to those who are not, perhaps help them understand why smart people often seem arrogant or just plain rude though some certainly are, I think it's more often out of frustration. This is basically Elliot Rodger's manifesto if it were written by a libertarian, middle-aged, adjunct Austrian School adjunct economics professor.
There is one thing the tests avoid completely though and that is life awareness or common sense. Come 15, my mom's abuse led me to believe I was retarded. I was a perpetual truant How they managed to corale me in for three whole days is an amazement even to me. But while the majority of society's resources, attention, and infrastructure is dedicated to average or below-average intelligent Society, by statistical necessity, needs to focus on the majority. Fairly entertaining as a misanthropic rant. There is only so much time to master things in life.