Jon (j_b) wrote,
Jon
j_b

ooo, streetcar transfers.

Young + Brilliant, Blessed + Cursed
They are barely into their teens, yet they are declared the next Mozart or even a modern Messiah. But child prodigies are often both misunderstood and openly ostracized, and, as adults, they struggle under the burden of their astonishing intelligence.
(Boston Globe, via MetaFilter, from mind_hacks, via jwz's friends page)
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