People are usually different from each other. They say that
there is something called a norm that tells us how we are all supposed to be. If
we fall within a short distance of that norm, they say that we are normal. It is
actually an illusionary kind of line. Nobody is truly normal. The norm is just
some kind of averaging of human behavior. If you ask me, I will say that is a
very ridiculous notion. It is however true that some people are so far below the
norm that they cannot survive in this world unassisted. Others are so far above
the norm that they have trouble relating to what the rest of the world considers
normal. Like, going to school, getting a job, getting married and so on.
Ronit was one of this kind of people. She managed to get through kindergarten
and first grade somehow, but by the time she got into second grade, she was
having a difficult time keeping up with the much slower children in her class.
Actually, she was having a difficult time keeping up with the teachers as well.
This was a young girl who had devoured Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Arthur C.
Clarke and others by the age of four At five, she zoomed through the Harry
Potter stories and went on to heavier stuff. By second grade, she was going
through Hemingway, O. Henry, Dickens, Tolstoy, Melville and other writers that
were certainly considered by all to be way out of her grasp. True, there were
many concepts that she did not at first understand, but that was why the web had
been invented. Through her reading she learned that money is one of the most
important things in the world for most people. She started looking for ways to
make money and it seemed to her that it is quite simple. She followed the stock
market for a couple of weeks and she got a very good understanding of it. It she
had any money that she could invest, she would have gotten a 500% return on her
investment during that time.
Having the money to invest, was only a part of her problem. She was also much
too young to be able to actually handle money. She decided to take a dramatic
approach to the problem. She studied the teachers during the lunch time period
and eventually she picked one: Ms. Rodriguez. Googling Ms. Rodriguez took a
while because there were hundreds or perhaps thousands of hits. She filtered
them and eventually, she found the correct Ms. Rodriguez on Facebook. She
started an account on Facebook. It was not difficult to become Ms. Rodriguez's
friend. Very slowly, she convinced Ms. Rodriguez to follow her investment tips.
It only took a month before Ms. Rodriguez opened an account with TD Ameritrade
and bought some actual stocks. Just as Ronit had predicted the stocks went up
300% in only three weeks.
Ronit approached Ms. Rodriguez
during a lunch period and asked if they could have a private conversation.
"What is your name child?" asked Ms. Rodriguez.