What does bordem do to smart people?

Boredom does not begin to describe it. It’s nothing less than torture. Allow me to explain.


I taught myself to read and do basic math at age 4. So obviously by the time I did get to school two years later, things were not ideal. Ages 6 through 12 were relatively manageable, because it was customary for kids to contribute a book to the class library. So during this time, when new material was presented I would spend the first class finishing all exercises for that year and the next year. In the following classes dealing with the subject, I would spend my time reading quietly while everyone else caught up.

It’s important to note that at this point, a lot of invisible damage had already been done to my psyche. I had already started adopting negative adjustment techniques, like purposefully wasting time before starting tasks to make them more challenging. To understand how this works, imagine owning a formula one car, but being forced to always drive on shabby roads where you can get up to maybe 1/8 of your maximum speed. So in this regard actively handicapping yourself helps, though at the time you’re unaware of the long term damage you’re inflicting on yourself. See, after a while your car starts deteriorating, simply because it’s not being used to do what it was designed to do.

Poor socialization starts happening as well, mostly due to the huge gap in development. I was literally told at age 12: “We don’t want to play with you, you talk like a professor.” In fact later in life I got dumped for similar reasons. Being intelligent is supposed to make your life better, right?

Anyways, back to reading in the classroom. Most teachers were sensible enough to return the respect I was giving, and to not try and fuck with me. However, in the last year before high school, they increasingly started making a problem out of the fact that I was quietly keeping myself busy. Initially they would tell me to stop reading, so I’d ask them for something else to do. Which they obviously could or did not want to offer me.

This took away any kind of incentive I had to play nice. The lack of challenges and things to do in general drastically ramped up boredom, and as a result, creativity in dealing with the situation. So I started resorting to stuff like pissing my pants to get out of class, making the teachers look like idiots in front of the other students, sleeping in class, making weird noises, etc. This is what happens when you try to get a highly intelligent person to submit to blind authority. We always ask “Why?” If that question can’t be answered to satisfaction, you’re in a world of trouble.

Also important was the fact that I’d been voicing my discontent and pain to my family, and they kept promising me things would be better in high school. I’d get challenged more, have some choice in what subjects I’d study, etc. I wish they hadn’t.

After a good month in the first year of high school studying Latin, I realized I was in for another 6 years of the same scam. Additionally, the amount of authoritarian teachers increased. I went from scoring 99% on the pre high school assessment test to intentionally scoring 50,1% on tests, refusing to do homework, sleeping in class, spending tons of time at the principal’s office, etc.

A year later my mom took me to Tessa Kieboom, the world’s leading expert on gifted children. She begged her for a solution to my problems. Tessa tried to work with the principal and teachers at my school, but they were unwilling to help in any kind of way. She advised I skip a year, but the school refused. Didn’t switch schools out of fear of losing the few social outcast friends I did have.

All the bad stuff got progressively worse during the remaining five years. I developed severe clinical depression, and started trying to take my own life on a pretty regular basis. Stuff like coming up with a legitimate, novel solution for a geometry problem and getting a 0 for the test because my answer wasn’t in the textbooks obviously didn’t help. Negative reinforcement doesn’t get much worse.

The bottomline is, society unwittingly inflicts a tremendous amount of pain and damage on anyone that deviates from the center. Schools are especially good at this. Their target audience is an average person, which doesn’t fucking exist. Every single child has different needs, regardless of intelligence levels.

If civilization is to survive, we need a serious reorganization of society and the school system. With the current system, the more a person’s intelligence deviates from the mean, the more social ostracization they face. For a species that thrives when cooperating, this is a terrible thing. It serves as a negative reinforcement, decreasing the chances that such persons will contribute to society. In the case of highly gifted children this is especially tragic. On the extreme end of this spectrum is radicalization. Consider in this regard the unfortunate case of Ted Kaczynski, mathematical prodigy turned Unabomber.

As for me, I survived. At 29, I still have more suicide attempts than birthdays though. Ultimately, the things that saved me were:

broadband internet access – this allowed me to learn at my own pace
video games – they allowed me challenge myself and actually develop my consciousness, rather than having my entire being suppressed by an institution
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5. They financed De Beers, the leading diamond company
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Success of a feather flocks together

” Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.
After researching the daily habits of wealthy people for five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they avoid one type of person at all costs: pessimists.
“Self-made millionaires are very particular about who they associate with,” Corley writes in his book, “Change Your Habits, Change Your Life.” “You are only as successful as those you frequently associate with. The rich are always on the lookout for individuals who are goal-oriented, optimistic, enthusiastic, and who have an overall positive mental outlook.”
Eighty-six percent of the rich people in his study made a habit out of associating with other success-minded individuals. On the flip side, “they also make a point to limit their exposure to toxic, negative people,” he explains.
The importance of substituting negative friends and acquaintances for positive individuals stems from the fact that positivity was a hallmark of the rich people he studied — and we emulate the people we associate with.
“Long-term success is only possible when you have a positive mental outlook,” Corley states.
He’s not the only one to suggest that negativity derails success — or that your relationships could affect your financial success.
Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill drew similar conclusions after researching over 500 self-made millionaires. “Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with who they associate,” he wrote in his 1937 bestseller, “Think and Grow Rich,” and “there is no hope of success for the person who repels people through a negative personality.”
The bottom line: Negativity will derail you from pursuing success, and like attracts like. Avoid the pessimists and start hanging out with the optimists.”

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Love what you do even when it doesn't like you

”  Many people who do not do well in school can be broadly divided into two types:(CLICK HERE AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER)
People who really try but just can’t do well.People who can’t be bothered (for one reason or another).
I presume you were referring to the 2nd type since people with high IQ typically fall into the 2nd category.
I am speaking from my own experience and what I write here may not reflect the situation for others. I am a Mensa member so that may put me in a better position to answer this question.  Well, intelligent people just do not like doing things they don’t like and they are very stubborn about it. Take Einstein for example, he excelled in all math-related subjects but fared much worse in others. If you were to read his biography
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Even for subjects that he liked, he didn’t always agree with the way it was being taught. That led to conflicts with his teachers and that explains why he did not succeed in getting a postgraduate research position back in his university since no professor wanted to take him in. His results were not particularly stellar anyway. He eventually gave up and became a patent clerk. But being the genius that he was, he taught himself advanced physics and engaged in his own research into the “laws of the universe”. Intelligent people will shine if left on their own to discover what they really like and engage themselves in it. If you force them to go through public schooling (like everyone else), the potential creative genius within them will most likely be buried.
Therefore, it isn’t surprising intelligent people might do badly in school. Good results has more to do with hard work than with a high IQ. Of course, a certain level of IQ is needed to do well but certainly not of the level of Einstein’s.”

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