Greatness is seductive
I met a genius one time
not a creative genius
An IQ genius
off the charts
She told me she was learning all of the languages so she could travel the world and talk to people
So naturally I was less content with my own nature
Cause what’s life about if not me?
I don’t know where I’m going with this
I might as well tell you now – this girl was in fifth grade
Most of our conversation revolved around me asking her to fill in the blanks
She had to slow down to talk to me
Quite the experience
I barely know how to talk to kids in general
where even to start
It makes me so curious about what can be accomplished in life
And what sorts of accomplishments have the most potency in the best ways
I don’t feel like I’ve found anything substantive
I’m kinda over the ramble format for this blog..
It probably feels too much like a diary
I’ll have to start writing these things somewhere else and then extracting more succinct topics
To avoid revealing things im not comfortable revealing
even though that’s likely where freedom lies
not ready, man
Ramble format works less when there’s more to hide
Here, I’ll go in this direction
What would you say to a child genius?
Because I can’t remember what I told her but I remember thinking I could’ve done better
The issue is that she is a child
The only thing that I could do was maintain stimulating dialogue
which I did succeed in doing, though not for long..
She also saw my hair and told me I looked like Harry Potter
that was hilarious
I couldn’t ask her any profound introspective questions, which is what i’d be inclined to ask a genius
I can’t ask those questions because she hasn’t become herself yet
Seems like it’s healthy not to hit kids with deep thought before they have some sort of foundation of Self and/or values
Points of reference and fallback modi operandi are good things, crucial, especially for youths
She was speaking to me in several different languages
I was trying not to treat her like an experiment
as well as trying to match her IQ genius with my.. i don’t know, conversational genius. ouch.
She asked what my favorite animal was
I said Albatross
I told her a couple of things about it
she nodded her head and told me more..
She reads encyclopedias no big deal.
All I know is this!
Traveling the world and talking to people sounds pretty great.
I would do it.