I have a coworker who is a genius. Well, technically he might not be classified as "genius", but he graduated from a top college at age 17. And what took me 23 years to achieve in my career...well he's managed to do in 2 years.
He's 19 now.
And he's my peer.
At first, I thought, "oh great, just another slam to my already fragile ego...now I have to deal with a kid showing me that what I thought was kind of challenging work is actually something a trained chimp could do."
But he has grown on me. And he really IS pretty bright. So I don't feel so bad anymore.
Sharing a cubicle wall with a 19 year old genius is exactly what I thought it would be like.
Too bad I can't share any stories with you.
Because he'll be my boss one day.