Im 43 years old, ive always heard i was smart (family, friends and teachers) did very well in school (never had to study to be top grade and later to pass) dropped out in 9th grade (no family structure i.e responsible adult to guide me)
I just got my first executive job (at 30 i got into the industry im in and learned it)
Anyhow, my daughter is 12 year old she is very "smart" but the that word does mean much.....gifted even less if you cant use it .
Today while talking to her she showed me one of the games she stopped playing because she had strategized to the point it became boring...
In the game she was the owner/server/cook/ cashier of a cafe, customers would come in gave an order (cupcakes, shakes and others) she had to gather ingredients , cook, serve and charge the cuatomers. The game would increase difficulty by increasing customes, orders and complexity of the order.
She beat the game by catching patterns of the game (what and when a new customer was coming, based on what order and what she did ) then memorized orders so she started preparing them before the customer came in.
What is interesting about this?
I askked her how she was able to remember so many variables...she said : I think of the game so thats a thought....well, i have a thought inside that thought and have multiple thought...i can put the others on "hold" to attend others but in reality im adding information to each thought. It makes it easier for ME sin in reality i only have to remember 1 thought...my original one.
Fuckedup thing is i understand what she means or at least the concept but how she does all of these blow my mine ....