Why Do Only the Most Intelligent People Graduate From University and Where Did the Myth Originate?

A proper education is an advantage to any mind, but intelligence doesn’t guarantee a formal education.

Albert Einstein left school at fifteen after his teacher described him as “retarded”.

Thomas Edison dropped out at eight.

Up to 50 percent of North Americans born with a genius IQ never graduate high school.

They can take comfort in these words from Emerson:

“I pay the school master, but it’s the schoolboys who educate my son.”

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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