What that guy needs is a slap and to be told to get a social life.
I agree with Dhamp whole heartedly. I mean who does this boy think he is! He's not noble born, he doesn't come from a wealthy family and if his family had any worthwhile connections he would already be in Africa by now.
And this notion of traveling abroad alone how absurd, heck I'm 21 I don't even leave my house without an assistant/bodyguard, at the very least someone who can open doors and carry your shopping and at the very most, someone who can take a bullet for you when it counts.
He hopes to get 2 degrees by age 22? I'm 21 and I have 3 degrees and if I had showed less interest in ancient languages I would most likely have degree in English. So where is the light shining out of my ass? Where are the angels that are supposed to sing a heavenly chorus when I enter the room?
Darkness... Silence... Knowledge is power and with great power comes great responsibility. Those of us who become overachievers from an early age wether through our own thirst for knowledge or because it is thrust upon us by parents or guardians with visions of grandeur for their children. It is true that many will go on to become great thinkers and tinkerers, but at what cost? Is childhood not an experience worth experiencing, do the blunders and mistakes of our youth not force us comprehend and thus persevere.
Will they not one day look back at their childhood and think to themselves what their fondest childhood memories were? What will they see, the small child sitting at her desk or on her computer studying away never taking a break not even on a sunny clear crisp day. Working, working and working, perhaps they relished in their work perhaps not. Perhaps they wished to go out and experiance the real world but for reasons they could not change, they could not.