When Thomas Edison started at school, his mother was told that he was not yet ready. His mother’s optimism about her child led her to telling the teacher that she knew her child, and was convinced that he would be successful. Usually I believe that it is wise to listen to teachers when they give such advice for the benefit of the child.
But in Edison’s case his mother’s optimism paid off. It eventually turned out that he was indeed a very intelligent child. He became the inventor of the ... continue reading