LOW BEGINNINGS DON'T ALWAYS LEAD TO LOW ACHIEVEMENT
When he was born, he was estimated to have an 1Q of 81.He was withdrawn from school after three months and was considered backward by the school officials. He suffered from scarlet fever and respiratory infections, and his emotional health was poor as well — stubborn, aloof, showing very little emotions.
But he liked mechanics. And he liked to play with fire - in fact he burned down his father's barn with his experiments. Who was this boy? Thomas Edison.'
[Malcolm Kushner, Public Speaking for Dummies. Foster City, CAN DG Books, 1999, pp. 101-102)