UCLA student Moshe Kai Cavalin is about to graduate from UCLA and while thousands of students reach their goal of graduation each year most of them are not just 14-years-old.
Most of those students also didn’t enroll at East Los Angeles Community College when they were just 8-years-old at which point they maintained a 4.0 GPA while earning two degrees, the first of which was obtained in just one year.
Cavalin spoke with the Associated Press where he said:
“People need to know you don’t really need to be a genius. You just have to work hard and you can accomplish anything.”
I can attest that you don’t have to be a genius to graduate from college, many of my fellow college peers could barely spell their own names. On the other hand even an 8-year-old non-genius who works really hard probably won’t pass the math, English and other classes needed for an extremely early college graduation.
In the meantime Cavalin has already published an English edition called We Can Do, a 100-page instructional book that encourages young people to achieve amazing feats through total commitment and diligence.
In his Chinese edition of the book he philosophically writes:
“I was able to reach the stars, but others can reach the Milky Way.”
The UCLA math major now plans to attend graduate school where he’ll no doubt graduate in record time.
If your child was a super genius would you want them to graduate college in such a short period of time while missing out on social interactions with children their own age?