The curse of genius | Curio

The curse of genius

33 mins | Apr 26, 2020

Why are so many brilliant children miserable misfits? We see exceptional intelligence as a blessing, and yet highly intelligent children often live a life full of troubles and judgement. In this highly compelling 1843 Magazine article, Tablet's literary editor Maggie Fergusson investigates what's life like for gifted children and their parents, and why these are "often dismissed as the product of pushy, middle-class parents."

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From 1843 Magazine