One can have the IQ of SpongeBob SquarePants and still be successful.
I thought it was a bit chilly when I woke (thinking I might have gotten a cold again) up half an hour to early because I had messed up the alarm yesterday evening. I had to put on more and more clothes and still I froze like a dog. So I took a look at the thermometer and realized that I wasn’t sick at all. I had forgotten to turn on the radiators so it was only 12C (53,6F) indoors 🙂 🙂 🙂 The fun thing is that I had it way to hot yesterday evening so I opened the windows to let out much of the warmth in my cottage before I went to bed 🙂 🙂 🙂
We had all kinds of weather yesterday, snow, rain, hail and winds that froze the bones in the body. But an hour or so before the sun was going down things calmed down and the sun got a chance to give us some of its heat. We had frost in the morning but for some strange reason there were no ice on the car windows. I don’t complain but it should really have been ice there considering how cold it was. Today however was sunny and only sunny but the wind came back and made it nasty cold anyway. Well this is April and this is what we have to expect I’m afraid.
The farmers here have a saying, that is totally impossible to translate since it is in dialect :-), that says that the grass will be better and the sheep fatter if it snows in April. It is however a bit strange that they have a saying about sheep at all since very few have or have had sheep here 🙂 🙂 🙂
I saw a documentary about very gifted children the other day. This was a follow-up from another program about them made five years ago. It looked as it had gone well for most of them but there was this one kid that loved chess. He was so smart (IQ 170) that most kids didn’t understand him and didn’t talk to him so his parents used the right of home schooling. But my personal thought about home schooling is that if this is going to happen at least his parents should be able to manage it. But from what I understood his parents had concentrated only on chess. For instance, his biology classes was looking at two turtles they had to see how they interacted??!!
They had been offered a place at a school specializing on chess and gifted children on a scholarship but turned it down! The father thought he could help with the chess lesson better than the school. I don’t think he cared about his son at all to be honest! Especially since it sounded as if he didn’t have any friends at all. His father’s defence was that a high school degree coud be taken at any age anyway (well for some reason I don’t think this kid would pass his biology 🙂 ) and the kid himself thought he always had the chess to fall back on. Is there any money in chess playing if one isn’t amongst the absolute best in the world?
But to be honest, having a high IQ doesn’t mean that life will be a success anyway. You can have the IQ like SpongeBob SquarePants and become very successful, the thing is if one is smart or not. They haven’t learned how to measure smartness yet though 🙂 🙂 🙂 What I mean to be smart is that the person is doing the right thing intuitively, just doing something because it feels right. There are lots of SpongeBob’s out there being successful and an awful lot of high IQ’s that can’t support themselves at all.
It’s time to drink that pot of tea that I’ve made and I’ll have a simple cheese sandwich with it. The radiators are on, there’s afire in the stove and I won’t freeze tomorrow morning when i wake up 🙂
Have a great day!