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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

tibby2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 4:42 PM
Often innate ability, aka nature, is used to explain genius. But when speaking of nature or nurture what is often overlooked is attitude vs aptitude. Edison is quoted as saying that "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration". I have met many "intelligent" people that didn't have enough initiative or common sense to be trusted with much of anything. People tend to sell others short or think less of them if they don't have a sheepskin hanging on the wall. It is your loss more than theirs when you do so.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 5:02 PM
T2... you can only nurture to a level as that allowed by nature. This is true as relates to intrinsic intelligence and even innate athletic ability. As noted previously such is why 10,000 Einsteins and Michael Jordan's do not appear simultaneously in history as expected and is the case based upon random variance in genetics resulting in the human Bell Curve. This should occasion no surprise.

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