Judging from the article, his life definitely doesn't suck. He is studying not because he is forced, but because he wants to. Some kids are happy to play with toys. Others are happy to read. It's just a different medium. I am sure even many premeds here who have intraverted personalities didn't exactly spend their childhood playing in the yard. Also, one of the advantages of constantly reading and learning is that besides improving your IQ, it makes it much easier to learn. Therefore, I doubt that it takes him nearly as long to study something as it takes an average med student. This is a proof that the brain is the most amazing organ in the human body (and the most mysterious). I think that the only thing separating people like these from the rest of us is not their brain, but their motivation to fill up their brain with information. That's why the most famous scientists always point out that perspiration (hard work) is the most important thing in achieving anything. At an IQ over 200, this guy has a much higher IQ than Einstein (around 160). If he doesn't go on to make a great discovery, then we'll learn something very important about IQ tests and the brain. Even now I think we can say that high IQ doesn't = greatness. I am sure many people have had higher IQs than Einstein (such as Bill Clinton), but that did not translate into a great discovery. This reminds me of another quote by Einstein where he says imagination is more important than everything else. Both Einstein and Newton had an amazing sense of imagination. They both uncovered the greatest mysteries of the universe by thought experiments - a falling apple and a speeding train. This makes the IQ less significant (or less accurate).