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~ We Need A Breakthrough: Stop Learning and Start Thinking (Being)


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Schools put genius child in special ed, tell mom he can’t learn. Now he’s free, and he’s on track to win a Nobel Prize

They said he would never learn, now he’ll teach them a thing or two…

A genius boy whose IQ is higher than Albert Einstein is on his way to possibly winning a Nobel Prize after being set free of special education programs in public schools. His mother made the decision to take him out of the programs, even after having doctors diagnose him with ADD and say that her son Jacob Barnett would never even learn to tie his shoes.

She describes in her book “The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius” that she was afraid of trying to pull him out of school. “For a parent, it’s terrifying to fly against the advice of the professionals. But I knew in my heart that if Jake stayed in special ed, he would slip away.”

Jacob was not thriving in special ed classes. He kept turning deeper into himself and was uncommunicative with other people. His doctors diagnosed ADD and prescribed medical treatment for the boy. When he wasn’t in therapy though, his mother noticed him doing amazing things. “He would create maps all over our floor using Q-tips. They would be maps of places we’ve visited and he would memorize every street.”

Jake dropped out of elementary school in the 5th grade. His incredible memory allowed him to attend university classes after he learned all of high school math in two weeks. Now he’s on track to graduate from college at age 14 and working on theories to build on Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Damn

We need to deplore the school board that allowed this to happen. This kid should have been put on drugs.

Inborn gifts

The root meaning of the word Nature is "inborn" or "innate". This boy is a Natural born genius. Autism is a weak way of describing what YOU can not understand. Boxes are for dead people not living beings.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson

Nobel Prize?

Didn't Obama win that for being half negro?

No -- white people dole that "prize" out so it was because he

was not whole-negro or that he was half-white.

See I can do that too.

We don't say "negro" -- haven't been since before people stopped saying "retard"

Hmmm, so...

Are we somehow born with all the knowledge we need for this life? As if just 'thinking' will give us all we need? The post title is fundamentally flawed. We need to learn from the right sources. When we go to school, or wherever to learn, go with a filter and "spit out the bones" as the Bible says. There is much to learn even from many many many sources.

The breakthrough we need is a realization that the people running our world literally serve satan. We need to run to Jesus and trust in Him. He gives true liberty.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Don't get me started

If it wasn't Labor Day Holiday I would write a long response of scriptural verses that talk about 'being still' 'knowing the mind of God' and 'ever learning but never understanding'...

My gut reaction to hearing Jacob say stop learning and start thinking was "Yes!" I believe that God created each of us for a purpose and each has been given that unique 'view point' of 'perspective' that Jacob talks about.

And I believe that God has provided us with the assistance and full resources of His Holy Spirit.

I also believe we are best positioned to receive that power if we " But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,..."

In context;
Matthew 6:30-33

New International Version (NIV)

30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

You misunderstand my post

The common belief these days with secular new age thought is that knowledge and wisdom comes from within each of us when instead it really comes from God. So stop learning; start thinking to me meant look to the knowledge inside yourself only and that is wrong.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

I'm changing the title to Stop learning and start BEING

So stop learning; start thinking to me meant look to the knowledge inside yourself only and that is wrong.
I agree. The Anti-god New age stuff is a closed loop system doomed to failure

Even more

really bad spelling on the front page of DP.

During the 18th Century

During the 18th Century American and Early 1900's college students at 12-14 years old are common, And Jefferson was one of them. What happen to our educational system?

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

It's profitable to keep kids longer

more teachers needed, more taxes needed,

and there is more time to progam their minds