In my specialized school, almost any high school student can perform as a soloist in a concert with a symphony orchestra. Performing virtuoso works. Every year 24 people pass an in-school selection and do it with the city philharmonic orchestra. Quite professional, only sincere than adults.
Let it not look like an exaggeration or show-off, but I myself was to some extent. At the age of 11, he had already read books like "The Alchemy of Finance" by Soros or "The Black Swan" by Taleb. At the same time he began to study programming and financial markets + engage in information business and online trade. Interest in financial markets, in addition, allowed me 5 years in a row to take 1st place in the city at the Olympiad in Economics. Invested over 100 thousand rubles in training. At the age of 15, he became a PAMM-manager at a well-known trading platform, having collected about $ 100 thousand under management on a trading account. At the same time, he invested in PAMM accounts. Unfortunately, the brokerage company through which the trading and investment was carried out used fraudulent schemes, in part acting like a classic financial pyramid. As a result, it did not end in a 100% collapse for me, but 75-80% of the money I earned in 4 years was lost, which led me to a long depression. At the same time (this was at the same time), I successfully prepared for the exam, gaining 270 points in three subjects and graduating from high school with a gold medal (which is quite difficult given the stress of losing money). And by the way, none of my classmates or teachers even knew about my "extracurricular" achievements, since I never aspired to vanity or pride. It is worth noting that despite some success and achievements, I lost the rest of my life - during all this time, I did not have any entertainment, rest, friends and relationships with the opposite sex. I communicated only with a couple of people and only on issues related to study. Certain health problems appeared due to excessive exertion and lack of sleep in the form of hypertension and deterioration of vision up to -5.
Now, of course, the situation has stabilized, but progress has slowed down somewhat. I left the university due to lack of time for the main activity in the second year, which I did not regret. There was not much pressure from the parents, because by this time I was completely self-sufficient.
P.S. Perhaps this will surprise someone, but I have never considered myself a genius or special.
My classmate, Aleksey, 16 years old
He doesn't have a special mind in the classroom, but he's generally a smart guy.
He told me about his website, which he developed himself, I'm not I rummage in terms so I will explain it in a simple way.
A site like an auction place, players of online games all over the world can visit it, exhibit their things (of course, from games, etc.) and an auction takes place from which my friend has a percentage
He raised a lot of money on this in his 16.
The Theories and Practitioners had a wonderful (joint with Intel IQ) special project on the topic)
Well, and a set of characters to make the answer look more detailed and more interesting to read.
And here is the story of a schoolboy from Moldova who made a simple game that brings him $ 4500 a month, which is twice the GDP per capita in his country
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