Not children's fate, or Where geeks disappear when they grow up
From time to time in the media there are reports of unusual children, extremely gifted from birth. Paul Konoplev, Nick turbine, Nadia Rusheva Andrew Khlopin, Evgeny Kissin - applaud their talents make the whole world and IQ level is sometimes higher than the average adult. But what happens to the child prodigies, when they grow up? About their fate speak infrequently.
Pavel Konoplev 5 years of age
Unfortunately, the fate of many geeks develops tragic, especially when the media shows their personas increased interest. Many people do not stand the test of fame, but often can not cope with the weight of responsibility to the high expectations of society. "Syndrome of the former child prodigy" - as psychologists call a particular neurosis, which is expressed in a morbid vanity, desire to constantly demonstrate its ability to continuously assert itself.
In this photo Pasha Konoplev 6 years. 169 - IQ level
In the 1980s, newspapers often wrote about Pasha Konoplev. In 3 years, he learned to read and produce in the mind of a complex calculation, in 5 years, taught himself to play the piano, to solve complex physical problems at age 8. At 15 he was already a student at Moscow University, 18 - a graduate student. Unfortunately, the young man's mind is not sustained overload - he was in a psychiatric hospital, where never released. He died of a thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, when he was only 29 years old.
According to statistics, gifted people live 10-15 years less. genius is often accompanied by such illnesses as autism, schizophrenia, nervous disorders and insomnia. Among geeks suicides than among normal adolescents. Child prodigies are often unable to adapt to the society around them. Confirmation of this - the tragic fate Nicky turbines.
In the 4 years she wrote childish verses 9 years released her first collection of poetry, "Draft", translated into 12 languages, with a circulation of 30,000 copies. She was known not only in the Soviet Union, but also worldwide. But grown-up Nick could not find their place in society and in 27 years, jumped out the window.
Nadia Rusheva began painting at age 5. She illustrated children's stories, works of classical literature, invented it as ballets. In total, she left behind more than 10,000 drawings. The first solo exhibition took place when she was 12. In the next 5 years it took another 15 exhibitions. In the 17 years of her life suddenly cut short by a brain haemorrhage - it turned out, Nadia had a congenital defect in one of the vessels of the brain.
Unfortunately, the successful implementation of a prodigy in adult life - is rather an exception to the rule. But there are such cases. About Andrew Khlopina talked about in 2007, when he was in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest author of three scientific hypotheses - "The third hypothesis of the origin of the asteroid belt," "Phaeton was inhabited", "Tunguska meteorite - a cosmic iceberg." At that time he was only 10 years old.
Now sessions astronomy Andrew says as children's hobbies. In high school, he started boxing, interested in history and the law, entered the law faculty. "A Guinness Book helps me unless privacy to establish, - says Andrey. - It is interesting to find out the girl that among the celebrities have a boyfriend, whom she sees in front of him. "
Only 10% geeks can develop a secondary, adult talent. Evgeny Kissin has become famous in 10 years, to comply with the 20-th concert of Mozart Orchestra.
A year later he gave his first solo concert. In 1985 Kissin first went to concerts abroad.
Now he is 44 years old, he lives in Paris and is an intense concert activity in Europe, Asia and America, always collecting notices.