A 12-year-old girl who had an inkling she might be quite clever has taken a test and proved she was absolutely right.
Lydia Sebastian achieved the top score of 162 on Mensa’s Cattell III B paper, suggesting she has a higher IQ than well-known geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
But the comparison doesn’t sit well with the British student, who’s currently in Year 8 at Colchester County high school, a selective girl’s grammar school in Essex, England.
“I don’t think I can be compared to such great intellectuals such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. They’ve achieved so much. I don’t think it’s right,” Lydia told CNN. (1)
The little girl IS clever.
Not because she has high IQ. IQ shows nothing more than the ability to succeed in the specific test of MENSA. But because she understands that you need more than analytical thought in order to be a genius.
What a genius does is to look at things outside of the box. Not to just analyze and think, but to FEEL beyond what is visible. And you can only feel the cosmos by not analyzing it.
Don’t try to win MENSA test.
Don’t try to fail MENSA test.
Just ignore it.