Ask A Genius 225 – Evolution of Social Maturity
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
July 11, 2017
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: And you were the top kid at your school?
Rick Rosner: I mean when you are seven years old, nobody knows whether you were the top kid, nor should know from top kid, every kid is different, but this was the IQ era and eventually, yeah, I found out I had the top IQ scores at my junior high, but that’s a ridiculous criteria.
But I took it to heart when other stuff went wrong; in gym class or whatever, though that was probably a crutch, I should have kick out from under myself earlier and I realize that regardless of how…
I needed to make some social compromises or at least develop a more sophisticated understanding of how to get what I wanted socially at a, perhaps, earlier age, instead of defiantly being nerdy.
I wasn’t trying to be nerdy, but I wasn’t trying to change myself drastically until high school, the last year of junior high. But then it was…that was ninth grade and by then it was pretty much too late.
Or at least the way that how clueless I was, it was too late, because not only was my social taste naïve, I wanted all the things that dumb guy wanted, which was to have a really cute girlfriend from amongst the group of universally acknowledged popular cute girls.
Because I didn’t know better. That’s when you are young and socially dumb. That’s who you get crushes on. Anyway, at a young age, I don’t know, say six or eight, I remember asking myself the standard physiological question of, “Why am I not seeing as somebody else?”
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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