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The Sad Story of the Smartest Man Who Ever Lived

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  • William James Sidis went from child prodigy to recluse. Try brilliant.org/Newsthink/ for FREE for 30 days, and the first 200 people will get 20% off their annual premium subscription.
    Einstein's estimated IQ of 200 was cited by Amy Wallace in her biography of William James Sidis
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    0:20 William J. Sidis’ IQ was estimated to be 250 - 300, according to Abraham Sperling, director of New York City's Aptitude Testing Institute
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  • @Newsthink
    @Newsthink  ปีที่แล้ว +372

    *For everyone asking, Einstein's estimated IQ of 200 was cited by Amy Wallace in her biography of William James Sidis*
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    • @Mike-lh1rq
      @Mike-lh1rq ปีที่แล้ว +41

      Yes, definitely you can push children too hard. You have to let them enjoy life, including letting them follow their interests, being encouraging and supportive of them and most importantly of all, love them a lot.

    • @jamescaley9942
      @jamescaley9942 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      No good blaming the parents if you are smart beyond your years, he lived his life his way. There are plenty of abstract problems ideal for people who want to work in seclusion: Fermat's last theorem, the Reimann hypothesis, cracking the Enigma code. It sounds like he didn't find any or contibute anything. It needs motivation, obsessive curiousity and love of the subject, not just IQ. People with much lower IQs have made much bigger contributions, even if they sometimes had obnoxious personalities. His most positive contribution is that he allows the rest of us mediocre types to feel a bit better about ourselves.

    • @artawhirler
      @artawhirler ปีที่แล้ว +31

      Yes. His parents should have taught him to function in society, not to be a trick pony.

    • @ozymandiasultor9480
      @ozymandiasultor9480 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@damnwereinatightspot If ignorance is bliss then dunces and m0r0ns are enlightened and they should be philosophers, scientists, and people who lead countries. But that is not so, ignorance is just ignorance, not bliss. That is a stupid saying, and it stems from the fact that ignorant and fools are not concerned too much about anything because they don't know much, and if something bad happens they will simply accept it "blissfully".

    • @shaunhall960
      @shaunhall960 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Our society is cruel and no matter what his parents did he would still have to deal with society. Having said that if his parents were more empathetic to him he probably would have been able to deal with society a lot better. What is more important here is tht we learn from this and treat people better. We lost a great mind.

  • @jadezee6316
    @jadezee6316 ปีที่แล้ว +6640

    This is not a story about a man who had remarkable gifts...it is a story about a world where people destroy anyone who has remarkable gifts....

    • @user-pm8je4fo7e
      @user-pm8je4fo7e ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@j.manuelp.vicens3888 Pity.

    • @godblesshamas
      @godblesshamas ปีที่แล้ว

      There's no place in society for someone who doesn't believe the fake news.

    • @mjleger4555
      @mjleger4555 ปีที่แล้ว +218

      Hunman beings are, sadly, very suspicious of anyone who doesn't meet their standards of normality! Bullying occurs, unacceptance, and woes in general are commonplace for a human who is abnormal, whether they are less or more intelligent! Sad, but true. Sometimes it is almost better to have less intelligence because they don't understand that they are, but they DO understand bullying, and it hurts everyone involved in their care because it is just plain cruel!

    • @durrontanzanite187
      @durrontanzanite187 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Yes ..people seem to thing , autistic people are not, in one's right mind, his mental pain is unstood ?

    • @BOG0690
      @BOG0690 ปีที่แล้ว +45

      People are sort of a joke these days

  • @rrni2343
    @rrni2343 ปีที่แล้ว +5803

    The reason why smart people go crazy is that there are so many dumb ones that are hellbent on driving them mad. In this chase the media was basically bullying him for decades..

    • @therealchad140
      @therealchad140 ปีที่แล้ว

      And who’s fault is that, might I ask? I mean, if you’re smarter than 99.9 percent of people, don’t be surprised that everyone seems dumb to you.

    • @bobdillon1138
      @bobdillon1138 ปีที่แล้ว +247

      Exceptionally high intelligence is usually a byproduct of having some form of high functioning
      ASD and that unfortunately that can come with a raft of other not so desirable traits.

    • @sasquatch1554
      @sasquatch1554 ปีที่แล้ว +330

      There is nothing sane about being well adjusted to an insane world.

    • @matthewdavis6118
      @matthewdavis6118 ปีที่แล้ว +58

      That would explain my persistent sanity.

    • @Stierenkloot
      @Stierenkloot ปีที่แล้ว +26

      You think you're smart.

  • @eltonalonsopompeu615
    @eltonalonsopompeu615 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +45

    “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes”
    (Sigmund Freud)

  • @profhenriquecezar-cfa
    @profhenriquecezar-cfa 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +87

    Never argue with idiots. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. - Mark Twain

    • @mimszanadunstedt441
      @mimszanadunstedt441 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Evidently.

    • @I-AM-YOUR-MOM
      @I-AM-YOUR-MOM 20 วันที่ผ่านมา

      It’s like arguing with the Trump cult…

    • @ay-tj7pj
      @ay-tj7pj 2 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      don't befriend idiots...they never see their faults & will always try to bring others down

  • @Jules-dn9jl
    @Jules-dn9jl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2340

    Just because he was a genius, doesn't mean he had to make an extraordinary contribution to society. Especially when that society didn't treat him well.

    • @aleksisuuronen5969
      @aleksisuuronen5969 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      Well it's society to some extent yeah but more so his parents. You don't essentially make a kid essentially do 24/7 work and not have fun and find ways to socialice. Especially when someone like him would need xtra time to fit in, surely would figure it out tho. Like exactly sports would be really good since it's a lot about emotion, coming together and all that without having to a lot of the time talk. Since for talking it would also be kinda hard with the same age group aswell as older. Still say somewhat older, coupler years would be just fine, with that IQ you Have To learn patience. There is always groups with someone who is more so observing.
      His parents didn't really teach him any social skills or let have a child-hood when he was at the most formative years, so he became a hermit. Being one just simply ain't never good for anyones mental state, especially when you require a lot of stimuli for your that kinda brain and having secluded yourself to create your own world on how to live and be. Then seen even more so as an outcast when socializing.
      Like sure you can be hyper conventionally smart, but it doesn't mean you can just skip how to interact with the world/people. Not live in your head. Kinda reminds me some child-actors who just remembers working being the constant so they didn't question it. Then there is also the fame component that usually is just scary. They atleast do get to even tho not as much as normal kid to socialize with peers and others. A lot of them either does loop out completely or momentarily. Almost always have to go some hard path to learn how to live as an adult a stable life.

    • @chrishayes5755
      @chrishayes5755 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +41

      if you have a genius level IQ you either do big things with that gift or suffer mental illness. there's no other path.

    • @chrishayes5755
      @chrishayes5755 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      every time she said "the media described him as crazy.." then it scans over a news article that says NOTHING like that.
      "the media said he had a mental breakdown!" scans over an article that said nothing like that.

    • @halfpace1462
      @halfpace1462 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      I honestly slightly disagree, if you really are gifted with such a miracle, you have a personal responsibility for the greater good. Something far more than personal enjoyment and happiness is the bigger picture and the good of humankind.

    • @Dragoonking17
      @Dragoonking17 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +59

      @@halfpace1462 If you're really gifted with such a high IQ, you know that mankind doesn't deserve your mind. It will only hurt your happiness if people know about your gift. So there's little reason why you should share your mind with society.

  • @ringozeitgeist
    @ringozeitgeist 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1501

    His parents failed him by not letting him have a childhood. The key was mentioned early on, his father thought play was frivolous and unnecessary. Play is essential, not only, but especially, in childhood.

    • @ereder1476
      @ereder1476 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +63

      so much so that even animals play

    • @MaTeTris
      @MaTeTris 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +75

      Yeah. The fact that he didn't attend his dad's funeral to avoid his mother speaks of a terrible lack of love.
      Also the fact that he could not do maths because it affected him emotionally in a negative say speaks volumes too: he might have been forced to study or excel at them, the same way Beethoven's dad would do when he was a child. Beethoven said that it was a miracle that he loved music given his father's abuses. I think that Michael Jackson suffered a similar fate.
      I think that this man's fate is probably very common around the world, not so much Beethoven or Jackson's cases. 13:44

    • @BlinkinFirefly
      @BlinkinFirefly 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      Not to mention play can boost your intellect and creativity ten fold! It's absolutely necessary in childhood. It's such a shame how Sidis was treated and his untimely death.

    • @sanepillow59
      @sanepillow59 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      /r/RaisedByNarcissists/

    • @joshuawipf2884
      @joshuawipf2884 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      IMO we need “jobs” that we don’t consider the work as work but as play. Society and the individual would both prosper.

  • @allisonlangford9798
    @allisonlangford9798 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    He never got to play and have fun as a little boy. That breaks my heart.

    • @frankG335
      @frankG335 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Learning can be play. When your brain is a certain way, it craves stimulation.
      He had very narrow interests, and may have been on the spectrum.
      Let's NOT go back in time and return to mocking people and being rude and obnoxious to people, all MAGA, where people are so eager to tear people apart the way Trump does, calling people names and being cruel and dehumanizing people.

    • @FringeWizard2
      @FringeWizard2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I don't care. You're the kind of person who'd waste my time with superfluous nonsense as a child, retarding my development just to impose some idea about what a child should be, rather than letting me develop at my own pace and spend my time and interest upon things you arbitrarily define as being "for adults only".

    • @allisonlangford9798
      @allisonlangford9798 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@frankG335 Ummmm. I do totally agree with your opinion on Trumpy Dumpty.

    • @Bialy_1
      @Bialy_1 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@frankG335 Right, MAGA people are the ones that jump on cars, break windows in other people's premises and set fire to everything after they have stolen other people's premises as part of "recompensation" for the injustice they have never experienced but heard a loot in media that you are so happy to quote without thiking even a little about stupidity of your claims.
      The fact that stores are going bankrupt and leaving Chicago is probably also the fault of the MAGA people?

    • @Bialy_1
      @Bialy_1 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@allisonlangford9798 Because you accept the pulp served to you by the media without thinking about what opinions you accept in your head as yours.
      German propaganda before the war came up with the idea of ​​repeating a lie a thousand times until people accept it as the truth, and the comments on the Internet are full of people who still repeat the nonsense Germans invented over 80 years ago.
      As for the orange man himself, I would like to remind you that he was a Democrat his whole life and owes 98% of his fortune to political connections with important figures of this party...
      That's why he has to pretend to be such an extreme republican now, but no one is forcing you to blindly believe in this whole circus for the masses.

  • @fuddwrecker3773
    @fuddwrecker3773 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +114

    To get the full picture of Sidis's life, it's important to include more information from his sister and his close friends. They refute much of what appears in his biography. He lead what many would consider an unremarkable life by choice . He simply wanted to be left alone and not be treated like a circus freak or spectacle everywhere he went.

    • @alicejyi4705
      @alicejyi4705 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      The part of him teaching his sister to read is touching, and it must be some of the rare moments he felt like some normal dudes.

  • @tylernol3830
    @tylernol3830 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +849

    Lack of affection from his parents. Constant attacks from the media. Bullying from his peers and never fitting in … Yeah that’ll that’ll destroy anyone

    • @jordanphilipperris
      @jordanphilipperris 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

      Damn straight...

    • @alphadog1961
      @alphadog1961 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Earth is the Heart of all planets,The Gem.Humans have what other beings lack compassion.LOVE is from the heart.,we all need love.

    • @alphadog1961
      @alphadog1961 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@UrALLInsane3 Never mentioned Animals

    • @macho_420
      @macho_420 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@alphadog1961 Only compassion i ever recieved was from God and God alone. Not from my parents,friends,strangers,family.. There is no compassion from most people without any ulterior motives bro. Obnoxious people like you really really make me mad.

    • @mrandersson2009
      @mrandersson2009 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      humanity

  • @VIVALAVERSA
    @VIVALAVERSA 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +622

    Everyone, from parents to Colleges, from students to the press, literally everyone broke this young man. He never once was able to experience life by himself and at the end he was left to rot. Poor poor soul. R.I.P william j sidis

    • @lkoyumil
      @lkoyumil 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      @____________________________51 wow, everyone is written about in the newspaper, everyone is under the pressure that he had, yes, I’ll see you know everything about this world!

    • @freniisammii
      @freniisammii 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      @____________________________51 On the flip side, you clearly need a media comprehension course. Dealing with social drama at school as well as regular adolescent troubles is VERY different from having the entire world around you constantly pressuring and bullying you into becoming a genius with giving you either the social or the emotional support..
      Even people like Einstein, Hawking, and Ramanjun has friends an people by their side to support them while they were doing their research. He had no one, and was literally restricted from basic childhood pleasures. Are you seriously going to sit their and tell me that your own parents locked you at home and didn't allow you to go to Kindergarten because they thought it too "childish"?
      Learn a thing or two about nuance. Please, For the love of God.

    • @freniisammii
      @freniisammii 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      ​@____________________________51 Enlighten me then, considering how much you must know about everybody's individual lives and how they grew up.
      And once you're done with that, tell me how that at all compares to perpetual social ridicule and the parental neglect that this man went through.

    • @Wade_Fucking_Wilson
      @Wade_Fucking_Wilson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @____________________________51you're such a misanthrope

    • @Wade_Fucking_Wilson
      @Wade_Fucking_Wilson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @____________________________51 coward

  • @b.bailey8244
    @b.bailey8244 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    This broke my heart. He was tortured in every way by people who never treated him as simply a human being in need of love, play, and to be accepted how he was.

  • @richardsackler7627
    @richardsackler7627 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +234

    Imagine the ego on his parents claiming it was the way they raised him that allowed for his genius. What a great way to ruin a childhood and cripple your own child.

    • @peppipeppi51
      @peppipeppi51 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      only the cold hearted raise was leading to his lack of grooming competence. If you treat children like adults and give them no love but let them struggle on their own in order to not to starve they might get some sort of smartness but also deeply hurt emotionally. The parents were monsters.

    • @sheryljoyholder5901
      @sheryljoyholder5901 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      😊 4:18

    • @alanciyc4801
      @alanciyc4801 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      If it were just upbringing it would be duplicated by all.

    • @adamlouiecardwell4610
      @adamlouiecardwell4610 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Lol. Kids develop despite their parents.

    • @therearenoshortcuts9868
      @therearenoshortcuts9868 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@peppipeppi51
      the parents won the darwin awards

  • @See_through866
    @See_through866 ปีที่แล้ว +3650

    “If you knew what smart people knew you’d be depressed for life”
    -a book I read

  • @MCRuCr
    @MCRuCr ปีที่แล้ว +1990

    Being treated like this, knowing you are much smarter than everyone else but seeing others suceed in life is indescribably painful

    • @CTimmerman
      @CTimmerman 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      Reminiscent of Einstein's watchmaker comment. Seems like not everyone believes other humans can be trained to be good.

    • @MCRuCr
      @MCRuCr 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@CTimmerman Can you elaborate?

    • @CTimmerman
      @CTimmerman 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +100

      @@MCRuCr “The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. (1945)”
      ― Albert Einstein

    • @Arkytross
      @Arkytross 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +65

      Because you are born with a superior intelligence, you will be attacked for inspiring envy within nearly all around you. I have suffered greatly anytime I did anything intelligent around people. People do not care about progression and helping our species prosper or fixing every issue we have like the disease of aging, rather, the selfish nature in the common person ends in the death of us all being pulled down with them, whether born with exceptional abilities or not. This has been the story throughout our history and perhaps the advent of artificial intelligence will finally make a change we have never had.

    • @CTimmerman
      @CTimmerman 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      @@Arkytross Were Einstein and Hawking attacked? Both were popular with the ladies.

  • @ShavinMcCrotch
    @ShavinMcCrotch 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +62

    I read that as little as a 30-40 point difference in IQ between 2 people is enough to make connecting/socializing extremely difficult. He was 150+ points out of range of everyone he ever met. 😔 💔

    • @blondebimbobee8969
      @blondebimbobee8969 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      As little? That's a massive difference.

    • @MLGDuckk
      @MLGDuckk 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@blondebimbobee8969Well..relative to the 150+ difference.

  • @alicejyi4705
    @alicejyi4705 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    He was the victim of his parents and society that made out of a scientifique experiment. The result was a disaster. It breaks heart when he said he can't bear any mathématique thinking without having mental or physical suffering. The irony is his father as a renowned psychologiste and psychiatre didn't detected he was on the a nervous breakdown. So sad.

  • @rose_clips
    @rose_clips ปีที่แล้ว +990

    Not everyone with brilliant mind wants a Nobel prize or fame. Nothing wrong with living the life one wants for oneself, no matter how "simple" it is.

    • @rinzler9775
      @rinzler9775 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      There are plenty of not brilliant people who want to be recognised though.

    • @clydegray9714
      @clydegray9714 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Fame comes with a price, like everything. In all your glory, you discover their all just strangers in a crowed. They dont matter, nor do you to them. A recognized slip or scandal, no mercy for Mr perfect. In the end, there's you, the one you never knew. The best life has to offer is priceless if it can be bought its not that big of a deal.
      TIME spend it wisely. It will end

    • @ACuriousChild
      @ACuriousChild ปีที่แล้ว +7

      That's why GOD ALMIGHTY CREATED all HIS CREATION equal and at the same time as individuals. IQ is a concept of THE HUMAN MIND trying to pretend it is something extraordinary not realising it is ONE ASPECT of GOD'S CREATION. By elevating one type of existence into the realm of godliness it becomes THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN.

    • @hagenanon9484
      @hagenanon9484 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      he was smart enough to understand that his achievements in life mean nothing in the greater scheme of things :'D

    • @rinzler9775
      @rinzler9775 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@hagenanon9484 very smart people see the greater picture of nature and appreciate it. The dangerous ones are the moderate level IQ that have cravings for power, control and destruction. Example is your typical university social justice professor. Too stupid with their illusions of their own intelligence to realise how dumb they are.

  • @atomicdiamondx
    @atomicdiamondx 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +274

    I find it remarkable that in an age without the internet, social media still managed to haunt him and contribute to his detriment in mental health.

    • @pinecedar180
      @pinecedar180 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      The general masses are so dumb not to realize that it was his parenting and specially his mother who caused his downfall. Not the media. Intelligence is rare

    • @ericorozco4017
      @ericorozco4017 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Holy sht 🤯🤯🤯 great point

    • @Michau940
      @Michau940 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Yeah, it looks like this kind of social mechanism was always there, only now these scumbags have new tools at their disposal.

    • @crosswordpuzzle2952
      @crosswordpuzzle2952 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I guess he was not as smart as they say.

  • @deannag48
    @deannag48 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

    Tragic that people are so very cruel.
    It's thought people are often envious when someone shows extremely high intellect. Thus, it is sad. Imagine what may have developed
    if he has been given accepted.
    Tragic.

  • @frankstared
    @frankstared 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    In my opinion he did leave his mark by investing his energies in building something meaningful: he advocated and acted in favour of human and labour rights.

    • @googlesucks662
      @googlesucks662 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

      A socialist and antiwar activist. The secret service agencies probably harassed the hell out of him. 😢

  • @Cle47
    @Cle47 ปีที่แล้ว +691

    Even the greatest minds can’t outshine bad parenting and bullying

    • @jackb8598
      @jackb8598 ปีที่แล้ว +78

      Imagine beyond surrounded by idiots? Trust me, it’s torture.

    • @frankculaga5169
      @frankculaga5169 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@jackb8598 Look what they did to Sylvia Likens.

    • @Qichar
      @Qichar ปีที่แล้ว +29

      Maybe intelligence is the wrong tool for overcoming bad parenting and bullying. Maybe spiritual focus, discipline, and realization would better serve one in this life. I was bullied relentlessly (mostly due to racial discrimination) as a child, beaten by my older brother regularly, and suffered from incompetent parenting. But these days, most people think I "really have it together" and my wife reluctantly informs me that women find me attractive despite being of only average height and appearance. I have pretty much what everyone might want out of life: loyal friends, a beautiful wife and daughter, a fine house, and plenty of money (despite being quite poor growing up as the child of first generation immigrants). But none of this matters much when I compare it to progress along the true spiritual path.
      The real problem is that there is no instruction manual for being a human being, but trust me when I say that the purpose of everyone's many lifetimes is simply to realize the self and realize the God within oneself. And no, I'm not talking about religion.
      William, the subject of this documentary, sadly lacked spiritual guidance and therefore had no clear purpose in his life. Without such, it is nearly impossible to feel fulfilled. And no, I feel no need to have anyone believe as I do. I simply want others to know that it is possible, death is NOT the end, and yes, there is a God, despite the true God not being present in any church, temple, mosque, or ashram. Like solving a math problem, sometimes just someone telling you that there IS a solution is enough to motivate the right kind of person to find it.

    • @hwplugburz
      @hwplugburz ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Notaven because moest ppl are stupid, and our brains are wired to ceare about such things unless your a sociopath

    • @Qichar
      @Qichar ปีที่แล้ว

      @Aven To make them stronger, I believe. To teach them to overcome challenges.

  • @kennethbaird968
    @kennethbaird968 ปีที่แล้ว +608

    Anybody that has experienced burnout would understand, William must have suffered extreme burnout and needed a long recovery.

    • @SoloAdvocate
      @SoloAdvocate ปีที่แล้ว +28

      He had no social outlets and no skills to build one.

    • @jrock5830
      @jrock5830 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @kennethbaird968 I relate… except for 100IQ.

    • @jomdizon6930
      @jomdizon6930 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      because his parents forgot to teach him how to socialize, they're too focus on creating walking computer instead of human being. I read his life story, all I can say is that this boy is just a byproduct of his father's experiment.

    • @louistournas120
      @louistournas120 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@jomdizon6930 Wasn't there one human being that was willing to become his friend?

    • @mitrimind1027
      @mitrimind1027 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      As someone who is dealing with burnout myself, I totally understand why he didn't try to live up to his expectations.

  • @susangibson9123
    @susangibson9123 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +94

    He sounds a lot like my brother who was a genius. He could read fluently by the age of 2 yrs old. My parents didn’t do a thing. If you knew my parents you would know that they did nothing to further his intelligence whatsoever.
    He was just naturally intelligent. He was a member of Mensa. He also had Asperger’s syndrome. He was obsessed with trains and collected train numbers. He was also obsessed with computers. Despite his amazing intelligence he was never able to put any of it to any use. I think this is where the huge failure of my parents came in. They knew of his amazing capabilities but never nurtured any of them. No encouragement. Nothing.

    • @BAM-NZ
      @BAM-NZ 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      I feel where you are coming from, but the main question is, is he happy? If so, he is absolutely fine and needs not to give to society (he would figure out how to do that himself), If not, give him an awesome train set for his birthday and keep loving him, that's all. At least he can live and love freely. Parents don't need to be responsible for working out how to make good use of his genius, that should be left to him, shouldn't it?

    • @N8Dulcimer
      @N8Dulcimer 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      I find this so relatable. When I look back at how far ahead I was as a kid, to this day it still makes me angry that my parents never even noticed my capabilities, let alone nurtured them. I had a *really* easy time reading and doing math starting at about 4. I got put in classes with older kids starting in first grade. Basically every teacher I ever had told me to my face that I was very intelligent, but my parents were generally neglectful and never really pushed me in any academic directions. One year, my father actually refused to drive me to the California state spelling bee, when I qualified. I ended up getting into a lot of criminality and trouble as a aimless teenager, selling drugs and drinking a lot. Wrong crowd and all that.
      Sometimes I think about how different my life would be right now if I had access to intellectually stimulating hobbies and peers as a kid. I probably wouldn't have fallen in with the burnouts.
      My life is going fine now. Well paying job and I enjoy my hobbies, but part of me will always feel robbed of the opportunities that could have come from my parents introducing me to intellectually stimulating concepts while my brain was still developing.

    • @TotalDramaOwenandNoah
      @TotalDramaOwenandNoah 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@N8Dulcimer keep it going brother. Ik you have it in you to defy your parents.

    • @TiberiusX
      @TiberiusX 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      This is all written in past tense. Which worries me.

    • @Unit_104
      @Unit_104 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Exactly. This kid didn't excel because of anything his parents did. He was gifted from birth. Your brother is most likely to excel in something that he's actually interested in. What field did he go into, then?

  • @iq0578
    @iq0578 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    Understanding something is much more valuable than memorizing something

    • @doctorb9264
      @doctorb9264 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What does that have to do with the video ?

    • @iq0578
      @iq0578 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Everything

    • @opagangnamstyle69
      @opagangnamstyle69 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@doctorb9264 Perhaps that true intelligence isn't memorizing, but understanding, and understanding what's important. William was probably the most 'intelligent' person ever, and that's why he got so hurt by the mean public. He understood that there's never a reason to be mean, and that that's important. Because if you're not treated like a human, instead more like for example a machine or a toy to play with, then you can't or don't want to remain human (same thing kinda). This is at least what I believe from all this. I also believe that you should always be considered smart enough and deserving of positivity (love, kindness, etc) if you're kind. There's NEVER a reason to not be kind. 😃❤️

    • @opagangnamstyle69
      @opagangnamstyle69 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​​​@@doctorb9264 Simply put, not even the most intelligent person ever could solve the situation of people being mean, all because people around him didn't understand what was important.

  • @jayasanthoshs.r.3993
    @jayasanthoshs.r.3993 ปีที่แล้ว +1486

    If their parents just saw him as a child and allowed him experience the happiness of his age , probably nobody would have have seen him as machine rather than human.

    • @Dave_of_Mordor
      @Dave_of_Mordor ปีที่แล้ว

      this is what happens when losers are allowed to have kids. they put all their hopes and dreams into that child and demand excellent despite having done nothing themselves. it's 2023 and i can't believe there is no law to prevent these pos from having kids

    • @Decimus-Magnus
      @Decimus-Magnus ปีที่แล้ว +102

      This exactly. Children need the opportunity to experience a normal healthy childhood free from the idiocy of parents who use all sorts of dysfunctional and nonsensical approaches like treating their child like an adult or their friend instead of being an actual mother and father to them.
      It's very clear that his parents were so busy preparing him to learn technical knowledge, they completely disregarded the practical knowledge that a young person needs to prepare them for the "real world," and how to live in it.

    • @ACuriousChild
      @ACuriousChild ปีที่แล้ว

      ABSOLUTELY - BRAIN without BODY AND SOUL equals MADNESS!
      Which is what THE WORLD is experiencing right now.
      THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN in its pursuit to conquer GOD'S CREATION on its last legs!
      GOD ALMIGHTY lurking through the cracks of the mental prison cell THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN has been allowed to turn GOD'S CREATION temporarily into!

    • @BelindaShort
      @BelindaShort ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ I hope that you realize posting things like this doesn't help anyone, I hope you get the attention you are clearly seeking

    • @korycassel5197
      @korycassel5197 ปีที่แล้ว

      The story seemed an awful lot to me like he got sucked into hard Left agit-prop and became a bitter disillusioned slob rejecting humanity AFTER that. I think it's very highly unlikely that he wasn't groomed by his parents and attended Harvard reeking of awful BO. Highly likely that he wrote his polygamist Utopian Socialist phantasy after being introduced to hard Leftism and THAT is what ruined his life.

  • @drbettyschueler3235
    @drbettyschueler3235 ปีที่แล้ว +1395

    How sad. I knew my biological children had lots of intelligence but my father pushed me to succeed to the point where I didn't have a normal social life in my teens. So when my kids came along I gave them lots of opportunities to learn, and an enriched environment in which to do it, but left the pace of learning up to them. I did the same with my foster and adopted children because, to me, success is being happy with your life and what you are doing.

    • @tootynuggets
      @tootynuggets ปีที่แล้ว +56

      Thank you for this. My husband's mom is an amazing woman but old school and pushed my husband a lot academically. He always got scholarships, one of the top in his class, did many extracurricular. This didn't happen without consequence. He developed terrible OCD, reading issues, and expectation paranoia as a result and now doesn't enjoy learning new things. It's so sad because he's so smart.

    • @precisionleadthrowing4628
      @precisionleadthrowing4628 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      parental abuse of high IQ kids is quite common. It's pretty sad. They always try to make themselves the center of the attention at the expense of the child. "look at me - my kid is smarter than anyone else" and when kid gets beaten up and bullied at school they never realize it was because of their bragging and indirect insulting of other kids and not the kids fault. The parents often say " ah well, it's because he is too smart, what can you do about it" which pisses off the other kids even more and cycle continues until the kid goes into isolation or learns to pretend to be dumb

    • @bhante1345
      @bhante1345 ปีที่แล้ว

      This nagga didn't have a IQ of 250, relax.

    • @dannwing4224
      @dannwing4224 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Absolutely. A happy and healthy life is a "Perfect" life. That involves balancing many aspects of life. Try not to go to extremes if u have choices.

    • @boryswwa
      @boryswwa ปีที่แล้ว +12

      I've become a father almost 2 years ago and I started facing questions like "what is the role of a parent?", and I came to similar conclusion - The major role of a parent is to ensure, that their children are happy in their life. Of course achieving this is not easy, but care should be taken not to push parent's own ambitions or unfulfilled dreams onto their children, especially not respecting children's own interests and passions.

  • @extraterrestrial7424
    @extraterrestrial7424 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    There is literally millions of geniuses in the world every day. Most of them are doing menial jobs and living an ordinary life. And there is nothing wrong about it at all.

  • @andrewbillingsley9377
    @andrewbillingsley9377 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    I have often pondered: should I pretend not to know something I know that I know in order to placate the fragile egos of those who prefer the comfort of their own ignorance? In this video I have my answer.

    • @shiningtruthministries6324
      @shiningtruthministries6324 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I am not a genius but I do have above-average vison and creativity. While sharing an insight with a close relative, she exclaimed: "You think you know everything!" which was so totally ridiculous. Now whenever I have an insight or idea, I just partially reveal it in a basic way and I elaborate ONLY if the other person shows interest. And even then, I proceed cautiously.

    • @andrewbillingsley9377
      @andrewbillingsley9377 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@shiningtruthministries6324 Thank you

  • @Mutrax4706
    @Mutrax4706 ปีที่แล้ว +188

    its honestly sad how people can just completely ignore the gifts someone has, but rather choose to make fun of their lack of common experiences

    • @alexanderbanman9288
      @alexanderbanman9288 ปีที่แล้ว

      So true.

    • @a.e.jabbour5003
      @a.e.jabbour5003 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      That is what jealousy does. If someone is "exceptional" in some way the vast majority of people can't understand, that person is demeaned for it; if, OTOH, they are exceptional in a way most people can understand (to some degree), such as they get more dates, make more money, whatever -- they are demeaned for it. Let's face it: most of "society" is populated by that large percentage at the center of bell curve. People are naturally jealous.

    • @CalLadyQED
      @CalLadyQED ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Isn't that why "The Big Bang Theory" was so popular? Audience can feel good about themselves because these geniuses are losers in other areas of life

    • @Mutrax4706
      @Mutrax4706 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@CalLadyQED huh

    • @Kingzt369
      @Kingzt369 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@CalLadyQED or it was a feel good show? you know the kind where you turn off your brain and just relax to bad humor with goofy scenes.

  • @pdatnc
    @pdatnc ปีที่แล้ว +467

    Childhood trauma has enormous consequences. So sad.
    Many children become the unwitting subjects of their parents' experiments, albeit unintentionally.

    • @alexanderbanman9288
      @alexanderbanman9288 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Truer words were never spoken.

    • @RoySATX
      @RoySATX ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Someone should tell this to the parents claiming their prepubescent children are trans.

    • @Peekaboo-Kitty
      @Peekaboo-Kitty ปีที่แล้ว +7

      My dad always told me I was a "good for nothing stupid whore that would never amount to anything." So I stopped trying in School and eventually dropped out and became everything he said I would be. What a great father huh? It's amazing how anyone can curse their own flesh and blood. He was pure evil.

    • @pdatnc
      @pdatnc ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@Peekaboo-Kitty I'm so sorry 😞

    • @karlmakhwa4182
      @karlmakhwa4182 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      ​@@Peekaboo-KittyLike @pdatnc I also want to say I'm sorry, but in addition I'd like to say something encouraging. Even if you're 95 years old, I'll say it's never too late to do something. If you look deep enough, you can find something which you want to do and are capable of doing, step by step, enjoying every small victory. I try to follow this principle and as a fellow human being, I believe in you😊
      I recommend chatting to anyone about what inspires you and I recommend the amazing heartwarming videos of Thoraya

  • @redhotsupernintendo
    @redhotsupernintendo 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    A story I needed to hear today, as a wage slave who hasn’t chased his dreams or fulfilled what may have been his full potential. Unsung indeed until people like me live through you. Rest in justice, sir.

  • @autumnleaves2766
    @autumnleaves2766 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Very interesting, I had not heard of William Sidis. Thanks for posting this.

  • @elu5ive
    @elu5ive ปีที่แล้ว +921

    highly developed intelligence is nothing without emotional stability and a strong character
    which is exactly what his parents COMPLETELY neglected

    • @bbmbmm2829
      @bbmbmm2829 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      You are absolutely right👏

    • @FromPanictoParis
      @FromPanictoParis 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Exactly 💯

    • @Blinkers2007GameDev
      @Blinkers2007GameDev 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I agree

    • @mikes3637
      @mikes3637 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      I suffer so much, i have high IQ but i get super affexted by people around and i’m emotional. So i can’t agree more what with you wrote above.

    • @secretsecret1713
      @secretsecret1713 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Well this was the price paid for such high intelligence or do you think high iq comes free? Strong character like steel strenghens in life trials. Shortly no person can be both super smart and super strong, he can be either balanced or inclined in one side, but never be successful in both.

  • @carissafisher7514
    @carissafisher7514 ปีที่แล้ว +473

    He was so smart, he decided to do easy jobs, now that is brilliant.

    • @GenerationX1984
      @GenerationX1984 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      That's what I've been doing all my life. 😂

    • @michealjohn7192
      @michealjohn7192 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      smart people dont get mortgage

    • @carissafisher7514
      @carissafisher7514 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@michealjohn7192 do you pay rent?

    • @michealjohn7192
      @michealjohn7192 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@carissafisher7514 yes

    • @devinkipp4344
      @devinkipp4344 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@michealjohn7192 I don't see how that makes someone smart though.

  • @gmaureen
    @gmaureen 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I knew a fellow with what seemed a bright future. He had a high IQ...and went to a school for the gifted. To my knowledge he was not pushed by his family to do anything he didn't want, just pay attention to his studies. Last I heard he was working a low paying job as a waiter. Being different carries its own set of problems.

  • @lindadeal3344
    @lindadeal3344 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    God bless this extraordinary young man!

  • @VideoCesar07
    @VideoCesar07 ปีที่แล้ว +527

    The fact that he educated his sister when her father refused and she eventually got into college because of it is a lifetime success in itself.
    It really is sad how society in general stigmatize high IQ people into thinking that if they don't achieve great things then they are a failure. A normal, average life is not acceptable.
    A friend of mine was pretty high IQ and I remember her being stressed out all the time cause parents and teachers kept shoving that in her face over any little mistake. She was in all sorts of AP classes, honor roll, valedictorian, etc but never enjoying anything.
    I will never forget when she dropped out of MIT, her parents made that her goal, that they were livid and said she had thrown away her life. She spent years afterward drifting from place to place and frequently getting into drugs and alcohol.
    Thankfully today she has cleaned up and is "just" a massage therapist to the dismay of her immediate family. At least today she is happy and calm and has cut all ties with them since her "failure" to become great kept causing friction between them.

    • @wicked5999
      @wicked5999 ปีที่แล้ว +48

      Asian parents? Sounds like a textbook case of "no room for mistakes" culture

    • @VideoCesar07
      @VideoCesar07 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      @Wicked Didn't wanna go there but... yeah 😒.

    • @slimzy1017
      @slimzy1017 ปีที่แล้ว +36

      I've had people call me 'unambitious' because I have little more desire than a solid, middle-income job. They think that just because I'm a little smart I should do 'this' or 'that' when life is (ultimately) stressful enough, and having enough to be comfortable in near middle-income is fine by me. It's bold of them to assume I'm unambitious, when my
      own desires form my ambitions.
      After all, why should I share the same ambitions of another??

    • @dreddmann9292
      @dreddmann9292 ปีที่แล้ว

      massage therapist?? so in other words, a prostitute. With all her genius she ended resulting in a profession where she makes people feel good by touching and rubbing them all over there body. I mean why cut off all ties to the family unless she ended doing something like prostitute herself.

    • @slimzy1017
      @slimzy1017 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Granted, that IS more money than I have now and people change, so perhaps I am wrong on those ambitions??

  • @indamaking
    @indamaking ปีที่แล้ว +168

    It’s sad. It seems like the pressures from his parents forced an inevitable imbalance in his life. You can’t control an entire childhood like that and then expect social competence when you leave him on his own in the world. Also disgusting from the media who does the same type of stuff today. It’s even worse that a lot of us continuously disseminate bs and bullying like this in todays society

    • @gwendolynsnyder463
      @gwendolynsnyder463 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      that is actually what happens to most autistic people for being different. Idk if that guy was actually autistic, or neurotypical and just brought up very different, but as an autistic woman, that is the experience I usually go through, and now I'm scared of making social connections because I don't have any healthy connections to compare aside from my mom, but my mom is older than me and will probably die earlier than me. I will be all alone once my mom is gone. I'm lucky enough that I live in Germany, so I found a German dating site for autistic people, but I don't know if I'll ever be ready for a boyfriend, but I know that I will be less ready for a neurotypical boyfriend than for an autistic boyfriend.

    • @danielfaatz
      @danielfaatz 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      They thought of him as an experiment. How horrible.

  • @catherinemarsh5453
    @catherinemarsh5453 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    The problem is not early success, it was the absence of affection, imagination and social interaction in his youth.

  • @johnbethea4505
    @johnbethea4505 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I have found out in life that when you are gifted with knowledge that at times you must control this knowledge so you can fit in with the people that you like.

  • @Rebander1549
    @Rebander1549 ปีที่แล้ว +354

    Poor William. The world is so cruel to people who are thought of as different.

    • @gustavibrowzinbehrd3871
      @gustavibrowzinbehrd3871 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      How do you know this short documentary got it right?

    • @dreddmann9292
      @dreddmann9292 ปีที่แล้ว

      that's why I always say FUCK EVERYBODY. Fuck what everybody says or thinks especially if what they are saying and thinking has to do in thinking and saying bad things about me. So when I say FUCK EVERYBODY I mean to everybody that falls under talking negative or looking for reasons to pick or dislike me. The ones that I care about know I don't mean them. But if the ones I care about fall under as onr of the ones that are talking about me on the side lines as if I'm different or as if there's something wrong with me, well then I say FUCK THEM TO. If people have a problem with me, then guess what that means, it means I'm NOT the one with the problem. They are. I am perfectly fine with how i am, so FUCK everyone else who has a problem with who I am and how I am. I'M NOT LOOKING FOR ANY APPROVAL FROM ANYBODY. So that's why I always say "FUCK EVERYBODY".

    • @proudpolishherbsman2583
      @proudpolishherbsman2583 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      So intelligent, so pro-freedom and a socialist at the same time? Was his IQ really that high while his thinking being so illogical? He claimed to an be anti-war libertarian, while at the same time he supported socialism which always ends up with war and oppression, see USSR/Russia. Socialism punishes people for their creativity, initiative and will to do something more than average, while it rewards people for their lazyness, idleness and humility towards socialist authorities. That's why in a perfect socialist society creative and courageous people will pay large taxes while lazy and obedient people will have big allowances and benefits. Perfect system for thieves and banksters.

    • @WhoAmI2YouNow
      @WhoAmI2YouNow ปีที่แล้ว +10

      ​@@gustavibrowzinbehrd3871 How do you know they got it wrong?

    • @musicful7036
      @musicful7036 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      His parents were cruel too, forcing him to learn..learn and learn...NO play, no childhood fun as a kid.

  • @mossball07
    @mossball07 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +116

    His parents treated him like a machine, a test subject. not a human. The fact that his parents claim that his intellect is because of upbringing and not genes... they've basically admitted that he grew up broken and unable to live a normal life, because of them. My heart breaks for him, he deserved to be raised with love, support, encouragement, play and everything a normal child should have had. Of course he could not function properly into adulthood, being a functioning adult is so much more than pure intellect. It's communication, being able to receive and give out love, being resilient and feeling secure, knowing how to take care of one's own needs and so on. He was taught none of that. This is a very saddening example of bad parenting.

    • @Beveyboygames
      @Beveyboygames 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      it actually could have been his upbringing, bc of the way the human brain forms, obviously not 100% but definitly to some degree, however they should have taught him to care for himself

    • @trumansteinberg
      @trumansteinberg 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Some parents try to force their dreams on to their kids rather than letting them be who they truly are. I would know

    • @ijustwannabeadrummer
      @ijustwannabeadrummer 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Yeah perhaps his parents initially being immigrants caused them to overcompensate and push him too hard. Maybe they should have been more patient with his development,socialized him,let him cook in the “grow oven” for a longer period at a lower temperature. He definitely had the smart genes but was pushed to a breaking point.

    • @trumansteinberg
      @trumansteinberg 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@ijustwannabeadrummer and just because you’re a genius doesn’t mean you’ll be successful, his story is a testament to the importance of ambition

  • @ausendundeinenacht1
    @ausendundeinenacht1 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I ve just discovered this channel
    very good!!

  • @themenaceclub6952
    @themenaceclub6952 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    "The person with the most potential in life could still turn out to be nothing "

    • @yarbisallee7501
      @yarbisallee7501 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      No person is nothing

    • @themenaceclub6952
      @themenaceclub6952 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@yarbisallee7501 you took it literally and made a wrong conclusion. It happens, I don't blame you

    • @oraloni1681
      @oraloni1681 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@themenaceclub6952 Please give me the nonliteral version of "nothing"?

    • @ikechukwumarvelous8768
      @ikechukwumarvelous8768 หลายเดือนก่อน

      That's a very big lie!!!. The world were just scared, jealous and envious of what he would become. Let's b real if the world knew that a genius like Elon musk would be this great in life too they would have killed him long time ago. The world is full of evil and wicked people who don't want people with extraordinary gifts.smh.

  • @luciusseneca9162
    @luciusseneca9162 ปีที่แล้ว +471

    It's easy to miss the tremendous role luck plays. From finding your best friend, to meeting your mate, to getting your hard work recognized. They are all lucky breaks.

    • @X-Prime123
      @X-Prime123 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Yup.

    • @berattaren
      @berattaren ปีที่แล้ว +31

      There is ”luck” but that’s something we can increase exponentially. Best friend? Join communities with the same passion. Mate? Work on yourself to become someone who radiates love & positivity, then be present everywhere & show yourself. Recognition? Work a lot on your craft, earn bucks, put your bucks on promotion. Just a few examples, and I’m not riding a horse, just saying, we kinda create our chances of luck. 🍀
      PS: Good luck 👐

    • @luciusseneca9162
      @luciusseneca9162 ปีที่แล้ว +60

      @@berattaren One does not choose to be an introvert, or any personality trait for that matter. Some people are inherently uncharasmatic, not by choice. Hard work does not guarantee a promotion or recognition; mathematically, it doesn't add up, there are simply fewer jobs at the top. One does not choose their genes, their parents, their income bracket, when or where they were born, all of which impact future prospects. All of these claims have scientific research to back it up, but a few moments of honest self-reflection can demonstrate how very little is within ones control. I realize it's a bitter pill, but it's also freeing, and, more importantly, a catalyst for empathy and compassion.

    • @joejohnson6327
      @joejohnson6327 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@luciusseneca9162 Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi.

    • @chriswest8389
      @chriswest8389 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      That's why, as I write In sympathetic to libertarian ism but, even believing in freewill, equal opertunity is not nature's way.

  • @crosh3301
    @crosh3301 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +295

    Learning 8 languages by age 8 is some scary level intelligence. This dude is gifted beyond belief.

    • @ytehrani3885
      @ytehrani3885 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      But then again many Dutch people speak 4-5 languages. It's great he learned 8 languages, but he should've studied a hard science.

    • @JeremyCaron
      @JeremyCaron 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      it's supposedly not that hard to pick up another one after a certain point, especially if they're in the same family

    • @crosh3301
      @crosh3301 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      @@ytehrani3885 no but he wasn’t even “studying” per say because this is an 8 year old we’re talking about. The kid just picked up these languages just thinking about it for a bit.

    • @paulvandenberg4969
      @paulvandenberg4969 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      ​​@@ytehrani3885more like 2-3 languages. 4-5 is still quite impressive in the Netherlands

    • @nexusxmoon
      @nexusxmoon 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      He was not gifted at all. They just gave him a good education early in one area while failing to educate him in basic life skills. Nothing he did was brilliant. Nothing he did was genius. His idea of Utopia is hellish, proving he was not intelligent at all. I can get a young child to memories a lot of math formulas, does not make him a math genius. James could not even handle doing math when asked to.

  • @johnburns1902
    @johnburns1902 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    At 19 years old, my IQ was measured at 147 and I thought that was high. I have since then learned that 147 is not as high as I thought it was.

  • @chrisanderson687
    @chrisanderson687 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I'm starting to expect every youtube video I watch to end with a seamless transition to a Brilliant ad LOL XD

  • @cheesecoole
    @cheesecoole 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +195

    He just needed someone to love him when he was young, not as a genius, but as a fallible human like everyone else, unconditionally.
    The best way to raise a genius is to provide love and safety without giving unnecessary attention to the intelligence. Otherwise they begin to feel like they have to perform incredible feats just to be seen .

    • @Edisimo
      @Edisimo 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @____________________________51 Don't you think that is part of the reason he was dysfunctional?

    • @clarkbowler157
      @clarkbowler157 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@____________________________51So you are telling me that the reason for general public often being cruel is because they eat too much carbs?

    • @shonabrowne6324
      @shonabrowne6324 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Excellent parenting advice.

    • @jimbaker5110
      @jimbaker5110 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @____________________________51 You sound like a complete nitwit. This is the type of reasoning that smart people try to avoid at all costs.

    • @puchacz199
      @puchacz199 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@HowDidIGet3700Subs no evidence of that. It could be as well the upbringing affecting his early brain development. That may be even more probable than a diet..

  • @ts9576
    @ts9576 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    I think the problem is when a man just wants to be normal and not use that insanely rare gift, it frustrates too many people that could use or need his skills.

    • @CHCrux
      @CHCrux 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      That's exactly it, though. They want a person to perform a task, and if he does not do it to their specifications or refuses to do it at all, they are unhappy. They don't take the person's desires into account. All they think about is what they themselves desire. To say nothing of certain people finding joy in tearing others down.

  • @drextrey
    @drextrey หลายเดือนก่อน +10

    "I hate the crowds"
    I honestly agree.
    The ignorant majority is painfully dull, uninteresting, and infinitely stupid.

    • @mimszanadunstedt441
      @mimszanadunstedt441 หลายเดือนก่อน

      False association. There are social geniuses.

  • @zachfinemusic
    @zachfinemusic 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    It’s important to note that people do not always route for our success. The best thing anyone can do for themselves is to live a low profile life.

  • @UnicRat
    @UnicRat 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +66

    The fact that his parents did not teach him how to tie his shoe laces or how to take a bath says it all. Shame on those parents!

    • @kathyyoung1774
      @kathyyoung1774 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Or any social skills.

    • @Beveyboygames
      @Beveyboygames 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@kathyyoung1774 that part might have been autism lol

  • @PHRCpvh
    @PHRCpvh ปีที่แล้ว +437

    Sidis struggles somehow felt very similar to the ones I had in my youth due to my undiagnosed (at time) autism; maybe he could have achived way more if he wasn't too focused in Perfection, but also with mundane Happiness.
    He was kinda the opposite of Richard Feynman, who had half of his IQ, but wasn't pressured by his parents to be exceptional, just stimulated to be curious and find pleasure. Instead of taking math and science too serious, he just went "Hakuna Matata", started to look at life around him and let the curiosity do the work, that's how he became a great teacher and did amazing discoveries.
    Being born and raised gifted shouldn't be taken with a duty to be successful through a path of misery, but as tools to make your life more enjoyable and less painful for you and others, that's how success really comes.

    • @harshaananya
      @harshaananya ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Well Said

    • @janorhypercleats
      @janorhypercleats ปีที่แล้ว +5

      M autism was undiagnosed until I was 60! Before 10 or 15 years ago, they didn't know anything about autism.

    • @AliciaGuitar
      @AliciaGuitar ปีที่แล้ว +3

      ​@@janorhypercleats false. I was diagnosed with autism 35 years ago when the DSM III came out. It just wasnt as well known as it is today.
      "The DSM-III-R (1987) merged "infantile autism” and "childhood onset pervasive developmental disorder" as the new “autistic disorder”. The manual provided a checklist for this condition." Wikipedia

    • @theharshtruthoutthere
      @theharshtruthoutthere ปีที่แล้ว

      @@AliciaGuitar Rich and famous:
      From child star to world wide pop-star. From catholic to satanism. From just a singer to a sell out. From amongst the living to amongst the dead.
      There is 1 interesting thing which is always missing; nones never CHRISTIAN.
      They are religious, who move from 1 religion to another, but nobody comes out from lies(darkness) and into the truth(light).
      The road they always on:
      From catholic to satanism
      From Jehovah witness to satanism
      From Islam to satanism
      From Hindu to satanism
      From atheism to satanism
      From ignorant to satanism
      And one to be a CHRISTIAN, why on earth to go and believe the lies? Why on earth would soul go from light to darkness? From being out from the BABYLON and going into the Babylon? There is no such road nor souls who have walked on it, there is no soul who started as a CHRISTIAN.
      Reminder:
      All have sinned, thats why all are called to repentance and born again. A sinners life must be left behind and PUT TO DEATH and a new creature must come forth.
      There is a difference between being:
      Bible BELIEVER AND OBEYING, born again Christian = Christian with living faith
      and
      Bible believer = lukewarm Christian with dead faith.
      James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
      Matthew 7:21
      Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
      If you must say "Idk what to believe", then soul, what is missing? The lack of ....?
      Why GOD`S people perish?
      Sinister background about 1800s alive burial: th-cam.com/video/TUbS8hk36RU/w-d-xo.html
      As the bible says:
      Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
      Meaning, we live not under the rulership of humans (flesh and blood), but under the rulership of the devil and his offspring (hybrid creatures).
      So meany stories we hear about 1800s timeline where souls got buried alive and when body stealing's was normal.
      Lets go little over our heads and think over an unthinkable topic:
      Lizard (hybrid) people, biblically, the evil spirits in high places, not flesh and blood beings.
      These creatures are knows as human eaters, who, rumors have it, that drink humans blood.
      That way, nothing surprising that souls were placed to rest alive and bodies stolen.
      Today, not heard that alive burial takes place, but going missing takes place.
      1000s of people missing every year.
      Crazy stories have it that, all these missing souls are taken underground cities, where the hybrid creatures live, the true and only government of this fallen realm (the evil spirits).
      In the underground cities are cloning centers, where all kinds of insane evil takes place.
      Stories, which have come out:
      All rich and famous people are cloned and killed off, blood sacrifice to the Baal.
      All missing souls, eaten, blood sacrificed to the Baal.
      In reality, there is nothing surprising about all these crazy talking.
      BIBLE + FREEMASONRY - a searching material, through which truth is unsealed and lies are exposed.
      BIBLE = Truth and masons = mankind's enemies. th-cam.com/video/QEzZ7pn03cg/w-d-xo.html
      Bother you all little to search/read/study, and then you too shall not surprise anymore, for then you`ll say; "it all makes sense".
      GOOD LUCK to you all and GOD BLESS.
      What is LIFE? - LIFE IS SPIRIT.
      John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
      John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
      Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
      James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
      Ecclesiastes 12:7 - Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

    • @janorhypercleats
      @janorhypercleats ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@AliciaGuitar All i know is what my therapist told me. They diagnosed me with autism and i started getting treatment for autism earlier this year. And then finally I ask her, "Why hasn't anyone told me about all this before? I've been going to psychotherapy since 1985". She said they didn't know very much about autism in those days and it's just been in the past 10 or 15 years that they've known very much about it.

  • @nightrider6136
    @nightrider6136 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Poor soul, screwd up by his ambitious parents, completely separated from his generation and from himself, his creativity killed in favour of learning. It's not what you know but what you do.

  • @d.f.9064
    @d.f.9064 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Dealing with politics in the USA today I have a hint of how this man felt.

  • @daudietongano7395
    @daudietongano7395 ปีที่แล้ว +69

    It's always a good day when Newsthink posts a new video

  • @RonaldArthurDewhirst
    @RonaldArthurDewhirst ปีที่แล้ว +127

    I was poor, scruffy and a bright pupil. My classmates where annoyed when I scored higher than them. It doesn't pay to be different, you have to learn to defend yourself from bullying and social exclusion. Thankfully I got the hang of spotting verbal attacks and countering them. A punch sometimes worked also.

    • @RoySATX
      @RoySATX ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Those in the middle of the bell curve are not too keen on those at either end of it.

    • @anitapodsudek8041
      @anitapodsudek8041 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Let me guess... they stopped bullying you when they heard yo say you " scored higher than them" because they realized your English was poor and in fact you were not smarter than THEY.

    • @jout738
      @jout738 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Back in elementary school I used to be one of the worst in my class. Maybe it had something to do with me being the youngest student in class, but I was in language immersion school in elementary school, so I had bit difficulties, because I wasent that good with languages. I wasent ever jealous or envious that other students get better results from tests, when I used to get worse results from tests, than I thought I would get after doing the test. Maybe I was bit annoyed how teachers tend to help girls overall bit more at school, because boys will do better in work life, but its up to yourself how well you do in work life with what profession you pick and how many hours you work. I dont think its good to ruin boys mood and motivation to even want to study or work by helping them less at school. I used to be more shy and quiet as kid, but jealous I never really was about anything. I think being jealous is prevalent phenomenon among emotional American kids, when they dont get what they want. I dont get jealous about rich people, when are the really that happy with what they have. Only thing were I could jealous is maybe not having any access or be restricted to get something I want what everybody else then gets to be happy, but otherwise I wont be really jealous about anything at all.

    • @jout738
      @jout738 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@RoySATX
      Their butthurt that their too normal and ignficent wortheles humans beings with nothing special in their soul, so they start bulling anybody who is even little bit diffrent.

    • @tommy10436
      @tommy10436 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Glad you made it out of that experience with a strong mind and good spirit.

  • @ehrenyoav3040
    @ehrenyoav3040 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    A child should be treated normally, receive affection and also accept rules of conduct, play with other children and not spend all day thinking about his future and what will come of it, watching and fearing that he will not be able to meet expectations does not allow the soul to be present in the present

  • @the_kid777
    @the_kid777 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    One's life is one's life. It doesn't matter if no one pays attention, or if everyone criticizes. You've got to keep going, to achieve your mission, your purpose that you believe you are here for.

  • @parislady1925
    @parislady1925 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +62

    How different the story would have been had these so called college students been just kind to this child. I despise bullies.

    • @mikb5587
      @mikb5587 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Maybe he was a personality free asshole.

    • @marisamartin3664
      @marisamartin3664 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      People were jerks then for different reasons, now the mob is Left and "woke."

  • @dylangraf7626
    @dylangraf7626 ปีที่แล้ว +124

    Love is so mysterious and so tragic. To think this man carried a picture around of this women for over a decade not knowing that his affection for her was not even a star in her life's galaxy of accomplishments. That is incredibly sad and probably far more normal then any of us will know.

    • @khaledzarad3841
      @khaledzarad3841 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      I can't help but think this was the straw the brought him down

  • @LaurenceDay-d2p
    @LaurenceDay-d2p 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    A gifted young man destroyed by envious, malicious people. “If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too, but there will be no special hurry.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • @realdadgaming
    @realdadgaming 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Sometimes you just want to stop fixing other people's problem and just want to focus on your own.

  • @sunkeyavad6528
    @sunkeyavad6528 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +84

    This is why narcissism is one of the most vicious psychological disorders. Just being better at something injures the narcissists pride, which then prompts them into viciously attacking to tear that person down, so they're not better anymore. That's why the newspapers attacked him from the start and kept gloating about him having low status jobs.

    • @enednas801
      @enednas801 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      My father is a narcissist and he used every oppurtunity to tear me down and ignore my knowledge of things he didnt have.he even went out of his way to argue basic physics to gaslight and bend my mind. they have damaged souls and envy anyone who can do what they can or better.and sees them as an enemy to be brought down.

    • @skydaddy2692
      @skydaddy2692 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Everybody on this planet is a raving narcissistic mental case no idea what you're on about little kid

    • @skydaddy2692
      @skydaddy2692 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      the only way to avoid that would be an abundance of love and thriving conditions. And we are so far from that you can get lmao

    • @skydaddy2692
      @skydaddy2692 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      literally on the border of societal collapse

    • @sanepillow59
      @sanepillow59 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      His parents were the narcissists

  • @ImN_.
    @ImN_. 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +71

    This really strikes a nerve for me. It's deeply saddening to see the impact of my husband's troubled past on him. Growing up, his parents neglected and abused him, he doesnt remember his mother warmth or loving toward him, she was always cold and would put all her frustration on him , leaving him with emotional scars that still haunt him today. Their constant pressure to succeed and their lack of love and support have left him paralyzed with fear of failure. Even his friends have teased and belittled him, further undermining his confidence. It breaks my heart to witness this, but I'm here for him, supporting him in his healing journey. I pray every day that he finds the strength to overcome his past and reclaim his brilliance. His parents and his friends have failed him.. And my love goes out to all the children and adults who has been going through this, please remember there is someone will love you and take care of you. Don't give up on healing and seeking help from those who truly understand. You all deserve love and care. ❤

    • @user-jw1ox6wc9t
      @user-jw1ox6wc9t 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It’s impossible for someone to have 200+ IQ, how come every new website I enter it shows a completely different IQ for Einstein?

    • @ddr-qg8jg
      @ddr-qg8jg 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Guess your husband is lucky of course its just a projection did he do any scientific achievements ? You talk about his brilliance but this is a Story about a man who did not Find his oh so fairytale forever Love

    • @puchacz199
      @puchacz199 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@user-jw1ox6wc9t why would it be impossible to have over 200 IQ? It is a quotient. Einstein's IQ is just an estimate not a precise score he got from any test, hence the differences.

    • @37rainman
      @37rainman 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@user-jw1ox6wc9t Why would that be? How do you know that someone cant have iq 200?
      There are several different types of iq tests, and the same person will test different on each one.
      Also, was his iq test ever even tested? It could be an infirmed estimate. I dont remember ever getting tested, but my high school had a figure for me, I was told.

  • @ADJones-bn5mm
    @ADJones-bn5mm 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Parents, put your children in sports -- if nothing else comes of it; it will teach your child how to process wins and losses not only in activities but in life as well.

  • @krinkle909
    @krinkle909 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    He is bullied so much that it's no wonder he ended up so badly... 😞

  • @game-editor2
    @game-editor2 ปีที่แล้ว +459

    His parents ultimately created something that resembles a human being, but different enough to be declined by society. There is only one thing worse than not being happy and that is being unable to be happy. He was in prison from the day he was born. I know that many parents justify themselves with "I haven't exactly read a parenting manual" - a video like this should probably be the foundation of such a textbook.

    • @CrazyGaming-ig6qq
      @CrazyGaming-ig6qq 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      His parents did not create that, he was probably autistic. The parents certainly likely made things a lot worse, as did the human rights hostile culture and society that existed everywhere at that time. The rest of what you said is probably true.

    • @daexion
      @daexion 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      He would have ended up at the same spot in life no matter what because it wasn't how his parents raised him that caused his breakdown it was the treatment he received from the rest of the world.

    • @bryancable7764
      @bryancable7764 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

      @@daexionpeople are shite yes, but his parents didn't teach him the skills to deal with any of it.

    • @juanduarte1898
      @juanduarte1898 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      wow, I believe they actually created the perfect human being. This was his purpose all along.

    • @user-mj2xg8qj5g
      @user-mj2xg8qj5g 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Wait 'till you meat my parents!

  • @lou_sasoul1578
    @lou_sasoul1578 ปีที่แล้ว +22

    A gifted boy raised by parents who were utter sociopaths intent on moulding their son into their image of perfection. He'd probably have succeeded without their intervention.

  • @Lunachic86
    @Lunachic86 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for this well written biography

  • @icejjfish2191
    @icejjfish2191 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    “He’s a completly normal child he just doesn’t play and graduated in a insane amount of time”

  • @sylviaowega3839
    @sylviaowega3839 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    The world is not ready to house such intelligent and brilliant minds. We as a human community need to evolve further.

    • @SCYLDUP
      @SCYLDUP ปีที่แล้ว

      They will all kill eachother soon.

    • @Abitibidoug
      @Abitibidoug ปีที่แล้ว +1

      That's what I thought. Society quite simply didn't know what to do with such an exceptionally bright man and ultimately failed him.

    • @Ziegfried82
      @Ziegfried82 ปีที่แล้ว

      You expected upright walking primates to evolve? Come now, either you learn to live amongst them or you get stoned to death.

    • @JeremiahJai
      @JeremiahJai ปีที่แล้ว

      we are way behind on becoming the next civilization type we were created to become. stories like this are probably why.

    • @JeremiahJai
      @JeremiahJai ปีที่แล้ว +2

      could u imagine wlkn the earth and knowing no one is on your level intellectually

  • @maxcorey8144
    @maxcorey8144 ปีที่แล้ว +52

    He needed a best friend, the kind who cares and willing to listen and perhaps help him to focus on some life adventure that fitted him well.

    • @Qichar
      @Qichar ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Would he have been able to recognize such a friend, or offer him something in return even if he did? I feel his parents really let William down by not teaching him the basics of human socialization.

  • @Blackwingsss
    @Blackwingsss 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is why a balanced and loving upbringing is extremely important.

  • @thomassawicki2065
    @thomassawicki2065 ปีที่แล้ว +137

    My sister has 2 Phd's and passed the pennsylvania bar exam to become a lawyer at age 64.
    She is one of the most miserable people I have ever known.
    Mean as a snake , uses her intelligence for hurting people.

    • @deepinthegrooves
      @deepinthegrooves ปีที่แล้ว +5

      i'm curious: was she the same both pre + post this accomplishment?

    • @thomassawicki2065
      @thomassawicki2065 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@deepinthegrooves
      She was mean from little girl time.

    • @thomassawicki2065
      @thomassawicki2065 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@deepinthegrooves
      When I was about 5 years old she threw a rock and hit me in the forehead, blood everywhere and I had to get stitched up.

    • @deepinthegrooves
      @deepinthegrooves ปีที่แล้ว +9

      that's horrible. :(
      it's ugly when people use their gifts as weapons. don't know ya, but i already don't like your sister. hopefully, her new career will require the majority of her venom.

    • @deepinthegrooves
      @deepinthegrooves ปีที่แล้ว +2

      it's not a saying for no reason:
      misery really does love company.
      unfortunately, the miserable don't offer rsvps.

  • @beltigussin81
    @beltigussin81 ปีที่แล้ว +80

    Parents thought life consisted of intellectual success. Forgot about the basics like keeping clean, learning to play and get along with others. Example of the difference between intelligence and wisdom on the part of the parents.

    • @Dave_of_Mordor
      @Dave_of_Mordor ปีที่แล้ว

      this is what happens when losers are allowed to have kids. they put all their hopes and dreams into that child and demand excellent despite having done nothing themselves. it's 2023 and i can't believe there is no law to prevent these pos from having kids

    • @dreddmann9292
      @dreddmann9292 ปีที่แล้ว

      it has nothing to do with intelligence or wisdom. it's simply the lack of FUN. Fun is something that is spontaneous and free and it doesn't take any kind of intellect to obtain it. Just like laughter. You cant plan it or schedule it like
      how parents do with play dates. Fun doesn't work that way. When we laugh it comes without thinking. Fun is spontaneous and free. They simply did not know how to be happy or even let there kid be happy. They saw fun as a waste of time. The best way to make sure your kid is happy is to LEAVE THEM THE FUCK ALONE.

    • @DaveBallOW
      @DaveBallOW ปีที่แล้ว

      well then kids can figure it out themselves? dont all kids have freedom and phones right now? they can accomplissh anything now

    • @corwinblack4072
      @corwinblack4072 ปีที่แล้ว

      Too much ego, not enough comprehension and lack of actual scientific approach.

  • @notthere83
    @notthere83 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    That conclusion is so human. Instead of the takeaway being that humans should be more tolerant and less shallow, it is his upbringing and resulting success that's declared to be the problem.

  • @Sweethands4
    @Sweethands4 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Wow thanks for the tabloid history lesson.

  • @freshskittles92
    @freshskittles92 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +204

    "they didn't read him fairy tales, they read him greek myths"
    what is the difference

    • @solomontobi7597
      @solomontobi7597 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      word!

    • @chamberscmt
      @chamberscmt 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      Probably that fairy tales are meant for children, Greek myths are meant for adults. No matter how intelligent a human is, they are still human and must go through the process of being a child, growing into an adolescent, and eventaully to an adult. If you take out one of those steps or try to create a shortcut, you'll (most likely) permanently damage the person.
      I knew of a kid in highschool, younger than myself but he was taking half of his classes in a university. He looked stressed, unhappy, and worn down at the age of 15. I'm betting with all that extra studying and work and responsibility to perform, he didn't have a carefree day in his life. Childhood is the one time of life where things get to be carefree. If you don't have that as a foundation, how can you possibly deal with the stress and rigors of adulthood?
      This same story is repeated with Ted Kazinsky (or however you spell it), AKA the unabomber. A genius that was rushed through life, never got to experience anything positive, and instead of having an extremely productive adult you have a withdrawn and resentful outcast.
      They should have treated their child, like a child. Not some nuisance that they had to rush to adulthood.

    • @magnetospin
      @magnetospin 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@chamberscmt I read greek myths as a child. They are fairy tales. There is no difference. Also, before Disney, there's no such thing as fairy tale stories. Stories like snow white or sleeping beauty are completely fucked up stories in their original form.

    • @crazy808ish
      @crazy808ish 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      If you don't know the difference, you must have not read either

    • @SavatageIsMyReligion
      @SavatageIsMyReligion 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Big one, my friend!
      But, I am bored to explain, read Joseph Campbell. Myths are NOT fairy tales!

  • @carlsapartments8931
    @carlsapartments8931 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    I think today this can easily be identified as child abuse and neglect. His parent used him as an experiment and they ruined his life.

  • @LAWandCoach
    @LAWandCoach หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you. Very interesting.

  • @televishenimoniker5546
    @televishenimoniker5546 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Dang. He could have been even greater than the Unibomber! If only Harvard profs had done excruciating "humiliation experiments" on him.

  • @CrazyLinguiniLegs
    @CrazyLinguiniLegs ปีที่แล้ว +345

    Quite the leap there from “highest IQ ever recorded” to “smartest man who ever lived”

    • @debbieanne7962
      @debbieanne7962 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      True. There's 80 billion people that have lived and died on this planet

    • @nicolebonney51
      @nicolebonney51 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      No leap necessary……but based on accomplishments made and legacy’s left, one is hard pressed ,
      IMHO, to dispute it would be one of these two men……
      Charles Proteus Steinmetz…..Nikola Tesla

    • @winkydinky1436
      @winkydinky1436 ปีที่แล้ว

      iq is dumb. it does not measure intelligence.

    • @GizmoMaltese
      @GizmoMaltese ปีที่แล้ว +46

      There is no such thing as "smartest man." Just like there is no such thing as "most athletic man." Is Michael Jordan a better athlete than Muhammad Ali? They played different sports so it's hard to compare. It's the same with intellectual activities. You can't predict who will be a great novelist or a great mathematician based on some test or how early they started learning 5 languages. These are very specific skills that a few people excell at.

    • @jmodified
      @jmodified ปีที่แล้ว +34

      A 250 IQ was certainly not "recorded". Even 170 is not testable or meaningful and 160 is borderline meaningless. There aren't enough people with 160 IQs to enable the development of a moderately reliable test at a reasonable cost and there would be no reason to do so with mass standardized testing. And of course, you can question that such testing measures intelligence, but even assuming it does, to claim a 240 IQ the human population would need to spread through our galaxy - lets say 10 billion around each and every star, then you would need to test them all repeatedly with a very long test with a wide range of question difficultly (or it could be adaptive, but that's kind of sketchy) and score highest most or all of the time.

  • @vilefly
    @vilefly ปีที่แล้ว +53

    "You've come here to solve our engineering problems?"
    "Oh no, I want the job with the least amount of responsibility."
    When you're insanely smart, you have a much greater appreciation of simplicity. Like a tranquil evening in the wilderness. The last thing you want is a complex life or a life full of complexes, for that matter.
    I remember reading about this guy. They said he cracked and was broken ever since. I still am cross with the parents for this. Didn't teach him to tie his shoes....ye gods.

  • @fierysunset3261
    @fierysunset3261 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    As soon as I saw the title I predicted just how much of an outcast he would be. Cuz a smart person, such as William, in a pool of stupid people will find it incredibly difficult to exceed to their highest potential for everyone and the world they made actively work against him, leaving him alone to slowly self destruct.

  • @x4randomcrapxmw3andmore90
    @x4randomcrapxmw3andmore90 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    The smartest man plagued by dissonance how foolish

  • @JFHeroux
    @JFHeroux ปีที่แล้ว +47

    It's a CLASSIC case: Parents taking full credit for their child being a prodigy... when in fact, it's mostly due to a fluke combination of genes.

    • @carissafisher7514
      @carissafisher7514 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      I wasn’t teaching my children the alphabet before six months of age.

    • @Ziegfried82
      @Ziegfried82 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@carissafisher7514 most parents can't, because their children simply would not understand. I'd say it's a combination of both, but ultimately his parents failed him by not training him in the extremely important arena of social skills.

  • @djamburere
    @djamburere ปีที่แล้ว +84

    He did " fail to achieve greatness" . People failed to acknowledge his greatness.❤

    • @ouknow1446
      @ouknow1446 ปีที่แล้ว

      No, he was made great but in the eyes of society failed to live up to it. What I recognize is his success denying society public and secret what it bred him to do.

  • @JazzTechie
    @JazzTechie 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Poor William. Dude needed some legit friends. They give you space away from parents and would have told the press to go pound sand.

  • @agentxsmithx826
    @agentxsmithx826 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I got first place while in middle school and continued to have straight A in high school. I was also obsessed with living a “Perfect Life”. I learned too late that life is not perfect and spending your time reading and learning instead of socializing and making friends makes life very depressing. Knowledge and experience are two different things.

  • @stdew07
    @stdew07 ปีที่แล้ว +145

    His parents and the society over eager to see exceptional people fail... were the reason of his sad life

    • @kristofferhedlund4504
      @kristofferhedlund4504 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      His parents neglect messed him up. Not letting children to be children will increase the depression hundredfold by adulthood.

  • @JJJettplane
    @JJJettplane ปีที่แล้ว +194

    That is indeed a lot of pressure to live under. Not to mention the obstacles in his own intelligent mind to battle with. If I were of that high of an I.Q. I can imagine it would eventually come down to the awareness of how trivial and cruel the world/people can be and I would simply want to unplug.

    • @noneyabidness9644
      @noneyabidness9644 ปีที่แล้ว

      #Preach

    • @joejones9520
      @joejones9520 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      but simply by you writing this means you are aware of how cruel it can be...there is no secret or special reality that super-smart people have access to, if there was then when they tried to describe it thered be no words or language we could understand that would describe it.

    • @frankculaga5169
      @frankculaga5169 ปีที่แล้ว

      That reminds you of Elliot Rodger's manifesto.

    • @justjosie8963
      @justjosie8963 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I'm no where near his intelligence, yet above average and I've long ago come to that conclusion....I believe it was somewhere around 10-11yrs old.

    • @ununhexium
      @ununhexium ปีที่แล้ว +24

      As someone with a high IQ, for me it is not just that the world is cruel, but rather that you endlessly have to watch systems, individual people, communities, and persons in authority continue to make the most glaring and repetitive mistakes (whether with intentional cruelty, callous indifference, or genuine ignorance) with almost no lasting progress toward something better. These mistakes over time gradually add up to an infinite structure of non-ideal circumstances, which lead to further cruelty, suffering, and constant roadblocks in your own goals, the goals of your loved ones, and your dreams for the world. The sheer magnitude of this misfortune is extremely disturbing and overwhelming to constantly observe.
      In my experience, the intelligent people who find happiness are able to forget about the world at large, release involvement with or investment in world systems, and seek joy in a simple way among loved ones, hobbies, academic passions, and the local community. Focusing on and protecting something small seems to allow them to not be overwhelmed by the mass catastrophe of this planet at large.
      I grew up with the "gifted" kids and a very large number of them spun out of control or gave up on life. I struggled to find a way to be functional within the world systems well into adulthood. I think the most successful/happy people are perhaps those who are a little above average intelligence, can reap the benefits of the world systems by functioning a little better than the average person, but don't bear any kind of foresight about where this is all going or deep concern about what is truly going on in the world.
      The glorification of high IQ is misguided. There isn't really a place for us in the world because the world belongs to those with average intelligence. I think there should be more attention paid toward helping those with high IQ be raised correctly and potentially contribute more to society as adults. But I have 0 faith that that will happen in any meaningful way.

  • @whitemakesright2177
    @whitemakesright2177 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    When you're a smart kid, people are often so concerned with the things you are capable of, that they fail to ask if you actually want to do those things. It can be a lot of pressure feeling like you're "expected" to be achieve great things intellectually, especially if you aren't interested in such pursuits.

  • @Joey-rs7uq
    @Joey-rs7uq 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    Poor guy, it really just sounds like he was autistic and never received the care or know-how to function properly. Masking and the social pressures of family/society no doubt was crushing let alone his day to day struggles. He sounded like a really nice guy, I wish someone knew how to care for him and nurture him so his brilliance and mental health could have flourished.

    • @shonabrowne6324
      @shonabrowne6324 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Why do you think he was autistic? I am not convinced that such a thing exists. And the parameters for inclusion in that diagnosis are general and numerous. Given all the various drugs,pollutants, toxic additives in the food supply, toxins in furniture, furnishings, etc.; in modern times; maybe some of these things are causing neurological dysfunctions. Not to mention making healthy children sit 8 hours a day in a classroom, then do hours of homework. We've only lived the artificial ways we do now for 2 centuries. Before that we were far more active for most of our existence, much closer to nature.

    • @BJGvideos
      @BJGvideos 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@shonabrowne6324Oh it exists. Get that anti-science bullshit out of here

    • @CS-with-king
      @CS-with-king หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@shonabrowne6324 why do you think that autism doesn't exist while neurological dysfunctions exist?

  • @sequoyah59
    @sequoyah59 ปีที่แล้ว +29

    Most of the very smart people I know are reclusive or at least avoid serious encounters and relationships with others. I have also heard them say more than once that they would simply like to stop thinking and wish they didn't know so much. That it would be best if they were simple minded and lived in blissful ignorance like so many.
    There is also the emotional quotient to deal with. You may know something but not be prepared emotionally to deal with it. Another factor is risk aversion in an irrational way, knowing the risk, being able to quantify it between alternatives but just not being able to accept it.

    • @klausbrinck2137
      @klausbrinck2137 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      To the question "do genious persons see normies as ant-like-creatures that creep over the Earth", I always say, that the only thing they then feel, isn´t disgust, but solely envy, about how straight-forward and careless a human life can be (if one is retarded ;-) ...

    • @arifrivaldi8467
      @arifrivaldi8467 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      U will change your mind if u ever experiense how life feels like as a disabled person physically or mentally and not knowing what happen to you and why u feel pain. Ignorance and not knowing dont make pain disapear it will make it worse, pain will always present wheter you know it or not.

  • @Newtttton
    @Newtttton ปีที่แล้ว +112

    Experiencing a romantic rejection can be incredibly tough. I still remember my first rejection vividly-it was a brutal blow that left me feeling shattered. Thankfully, I was able to weather the storm by seeking the help of a life coach who guided me through the healing process and helped me bounce back stronger than ever.

    • @CS.AtheistChannel.VoteBidenAOC
      @CS.AtheistChannel.VoteBidenAOC ปีที่แล้ว +7

      ​@green grass 😂😂I thought so too. I was expecting the 1 reply to endorse some doctor.

    • @o00nemesis00o
      @o00nemesis00o ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@CS.AtheistChannel.VoteBidenAOC Was that life coach a Dr Harold Scrembling? Dr Harold Scrembling was hugely helpful to me and now I earn $38974 USD dollars a week without even doing any work.

    • @gimilkhad8169
      @gimilkhad8169 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@o00nemesis00o I'm on to you!

  • @DaveTan65
    @DaveTan65 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I just visited him. He is back in Sirius and doing well.

  • @ek3281
    @ek3281 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The sad truth is that exceptional intelligence is more often an exceptional burden than a gift, a gravitational pull to a personal hell, a separation and isolation one can only know within its experience