posted on Dec, 15 2011 @ 10:18 AM
I lived with a guy for a while that had a sky high iq, but was also a bit retarded! He caught an illness as a child, and had to have anchunk of his
brain removed. So nueroplasticity did it's thing, and what came out was a guy named Rob. He had the memory of a savant, and could rip through a book
in a few hours, recalling years later various passages on the fly.
So in some ways he was exceptionally gifted, and in other ways...
I recall once he was trying to light his cigarette. There was a few lighters in front of him, and he was terribly confused on which one to pick. So he
picked up the blue one, and placed it down. Picked up the green one, and placed it down. Picked up the black one, and placed it down. He was very
uneasy about this delema, but after several cycles finally choose to bum my lighter and the issue was settled.
He would disappear some times for the whole day. Just up and walk out in the middle of something, and we'd have no clue what he was doing. My good
friend said he probably went out to go find some animals to kill. I thought he was joking. Well, after all the bizarre experiences we had together, I
think that might have been the case.
He was an idiot-genius-psycho.
I'll never talk to, or forget that guy.
edit on 15-12-2011 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)