How is it highly talented to be, e.g. in terms of the quality of the use of life time.
Of course, it cannot be generalised, here too, In my view, there are many factors that are never taken into account in such considerations:
1.) Sleep duration
The average sleep duration is 7 hours on average
… many highly gifted sleep less than standard talents, there are also highly gifted late risers (e.g. Einstein), but so as a tendency.Let me take myself as an example, because it is closest to me. For example, I sleep an average of 4 1/2 hrs. go to bed at about 03:00, then still watch 30min TV there, e.g. Phoenix, Arte, or ZDFInfo, reports like History, TerraX etc. this brings down my brain activity (earlier than there was still a transmission deadline, I had a book wall about 1m high and 1.5m long back at the bed with science literature), then I sleep like a stone (not even an extreme thunderstorm gets me awake) and am awake again at about 08:00 and immediately, without a start, let go again with my many thoughts and activities (even on the toilet lies current specialist reading, which I often still have in my hand when brushing my teeth). I have had this rhythm since i entered primary school.
2.) Activity level
My leisure activities are ‘limited’ to a colorful potpourri from all possible fields of knowledge, I read lexicones with enthusiasm as a child, for example, and while others wanted a ghetto blaster, for example, on my wish list was the little Brockhaus, or a globe.
When I look at what other people do in their free time:
… then I see there considerable differences, to what I do how often and I also assume that my “television”, “surfing the Internet”, “reading books” also differs considerably in terms of content from what the respondents there do … (meaning that there is no differentiation in the survey, i.e. 4 hours of internet surfing ‘on Facebook’ does not differ from 4 hours of scientific, content-related discussion and discuss on e.g. diaries of the Science 禄 SciLogs – science blogs,or http://www.astronews.com,or 3 hours ‘Messi show’ on RTL2 is rated there as 3 hours foreign reportage television on Phoenix).
What do I want to go for?
Not only is my reality of life and that of many other gifted people also completely different from that of the ordinary population, but there are also often very large qualitative differences, which are then coupled with a quick understanding and a high conversion capacity…. and even if ‘exercise makes the Master’ there are considerable differences even among the gifted and highly gifted themselves, how much of the ‘exercise that makes the Master’ is really needed, therefore …
3.) Level of talent
I’ll summarize a few numbers from Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind by Deborah L. Ruf:
How is ‘talent’ distributed quantitatively and qualitatively in schools:
(IQ 120-129) (3-4 students per class in a typical school)
(IQ 130-135) (1-3 students per class in a typical school)
(IQ 136-140) (1-2 students per year in a typical school)
(IQ 141+) (1-2 students in two years in a typical school)
(IQ 141++ with very high intrinsian will to learn in all fields 1:250,000)
It was further determined that in primary school:
A normally gifted child (IQ 100) needs 8 repetitions to capture a learning material (then the curricula are geared).
A very intelligent child (IQ115+) only needs 4 repetitions for the same learning content.
A gifted child (IQ130+ often only needs 2 repetitions).
A highly gifted child (IQ145+ often does not need any, i.e. 0 repetitions).
… which in turn means that …
… a highly gifted child (IQ130+ without a previous education) is easily able to learn the entire learning material of primary school class 1-4 in under 2 years.
… a highly gifted child (IQ145+ without prior education) is able to learn the entire learning material of primary school grade 1-4 in under 1 year …
… this wealth and this difference with others does not end in school, but persists and expands for a lifetime.
5.) Intellectual age
How ‘old’ and ‘intellectual’ are then highly gifted, who are, for example, like me from the norm?For example, I have a very high intrinsian will to learn in all areas; if I don’t know something, then I just want to know ‘it’ exactly, I want to know everything and if possible down to the last detail and in the greatest possible depth. And not only that I can do this, but my brain demands so much that I had to develop strategies to dampen this desire, e.g. to find something more profane as sleep.
My ‘calculation’ shows for me that, taking into account all factors, I am intellectually about 20 years ‘older’ than, for example, a normal talented average sleeper who tries to be a high-payer in the time available to him and with the same vigour as me. to capture the same content as I do (i.e. it would take 20 years longer to capture the same content at full time and mental load, which does not mean that they are understood immediately).
I am against normal average people who have no particular will to learn, but simply so ‘live in front of themselves’, so far away that, for example, a conversation is only possible because I limit myself to the essentials in dialogue.As soon as, for example, I get out of the cover with extensive knowledge and critical analysis, such situations escalate very quickly, because most other peers do not succeed (and cannot) acquire such a comprehensive knowledge and then because of very quickly, high competitive pressure arises from the high intellectual disparity, which would not arise, for example, if actual age and intellectual age were to meet the norm. (So a 50-year-old, highly gifted person willing to learn, who conducts a dialogue at his high level with 50 years of norm-gifted people without a will ingness to perform, inevitably entices those (if the expert’s advice is not explicitly requested)… however, if the same conversation were to take place between a 50-year-old standard gifted man and a 70-year-old normal gift of the same level of knowledge, there would not be a conflict, but the difference in level of life experience would be attributed)
So “exercise makes the master”, that’s true, but not in general, but for everyone individually and everyone at his level and many highly gifted people seem like real masters, or “geniuses” for standard talents even without special practice, just because they are as they are.