Jake: Math Prodigy Proud of His Autism – 60 Minutes

by gradycarter


This 60 minutes segment seems like it could be a mixed bag for most people, as it is inspiring, but it could also cause someone to think about their own life and skill sets as inadequate. I was very good at math as a little boy, almost exclusively. It was one of the few things that made me feel smart, so I could somewhat relate to Jake’s pride in how he thinks, but obviously I am no math prodigy. If only we could all take such pride in the things that we’re good at in regards to our mental capacities…