The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The rewards of patience are sweet

I take note of how readers get to my internet site, and some of your journeys and subsequent behaviours are very revealing. However, one characteristic stands out among a subset of those who visit: a lack of patience. I will give you two examples.

One visitor searched using: "Baby development crawling", as a set of internet search terms. Anyone who has read all of my entries will know that there is much of interest on that topic to be found on these pages. This particular visitor arrived yesterday on my head page, which then spoke of The Secret of Success: Be Yourself; Oxford University: Child Prodigies Out and Gifted Links. This visitor who had, actually, reached a very relevant site for his or her search, never looked past the first page, did not look around the site and did not find what is there to be found: the answer to his search terms. I find that lack of resolve puzzling.

The second visitor, or should I say three of them, because three people have done this, used the terms: "Child prodigy 2006". You would think that my blog is very relevant to that - one of the most relevant on the internet, in fact. Yet, due to the vagaries of the search engines, these visitors landed on the art pages of Hafiz Osman, Ainan Celeste Cawley's uncle. None of the three looked beyond the first page, perhaps assuming that the search engines had turned up an irrelevant page. Not so. The engines were spot on. However, the starting page was not. If they had troubled themselves to read the starting page, however, they would have found a link to a guide to Scientific Child Prodigy - and been able to have their questions answered.

There is merit therefore in patience and resolve if an internet search engine directs you to a page: for even though search engines don't reason, they are programmed by those who do. The page is often more relevant than may at first seem to be the case. A good look around the internet site will usually prove to be of value.

All of these visitors would have found what they sought, had they looked around with skill and discipline. They didn't because it wasn't the first thing that met their eyes. I find myself surprised at this. It seems that many people miss what they are seeking, because they simply don't know when they have found it.

So, be more careful in your search. I have written here about 60 posts in around seven weeks, on a diverse range of subjects regarding child genius, child prodigy, gifted children and gifted adults, savants, the creative, and those with high IQs, as well as posting on my own gifted children, including the scientific child prodigy, Ainan Celeste Cawley, six, my eldest son.

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Happy searching!

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 7:39 PM 


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