The True Meaning of Genius

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Mugaliens, there is no such thing as a genius.

There is nothing special which could separate an ordinary person from a "genius". Their brains are not more powerful. The only thing that the people whom we call "geniuses" have in common is working hard.

The idea of a "genius" only does our society harm.
 
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Mugaliens, there is no such thing as a genius.
Yes there is. Why else would it be in the dictionary?
There is nothing special which could separate an ordinary person from a "genius".
We have funny eyes.
Their brains are not more powerful.
P=IE!
I have lots of E.
The only thing that the people whom we call "geniuses" have in common is working hard.
Actually, I've never worked very hard at anything.
That's one way to spot us. We never seem to try hard at anything.
Check out that lame-o Chris Lalawhatever. He's a bouncer.
The idea of a "genius" only does our society harm.
hmm....

I think everyone should strive for genius. It's very a very zen thing in my book. The world needs more zen.
 
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I'm sure this is on the list of what not to do in this thread, but hey, this is GD:

 
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I'm sure this is on the list of what not to do in this thread, but hey, this is GD:

:rofl:
 
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:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
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Of course, there is this.......

January 18, 2000


Among the Inept, Researchers Discover,
Ignorance Is Bliss

By ERICA GOODE

There are many incompetent people in the world. Dr. David A.
Dunning is haunted by the fear he might be one of them.
Dr. Dunning, a professor of psychology at Cornell, worries about this
because, according to his research, most incompetent people do not
know that they are incompetent.
On the contrary. People who do things badly, Dr. Dunning has found in
studies conducted with a graduate student, Justin Kruger, are usually
supremely confident of their abilities -- more confident, in fact, than
people who do things well.

continued...

http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/health/011800hth-behavior-incompetents.html
 
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:rofl:
:rofl: I'm so glad I don't drink Bud or Bud Light. :biggrin: I'm strickly microbrews or imports. :approve:
 
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Yes there is. Why else would it be in the dictionary?
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/unicorn

We have funny eyes.
Now you're just being silly.

P=IE!
I have lots of E.
There is no physical test one can do on the brain to determine with any accuracy whether one will be considered a genius by society.

Actually, I've never worked very hard at anything.
That's one way to spot us. We never seem to try hard at anything.
Check out that lame-o Chris Lalawhatever. He's a bouncer.
Einstein worked tremendously hard. Edison is quoted as saying, "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."

hmm....

I think everyone should strive for genius. It's very a very zen thing in my book. The world needs more zen.
If "striving to be a genius" involves this:
Actually, I've never worked very hard at anything.
That's one way to spot us. We never seem to try hard at anything.
then I'd argue we shouldn't encourage people to strive to be geniuses.
 

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