Note: this post is in no way about those with disabilities of any sort. This is my ramblings on all humans in general.
We are dumb humans. Mindless flesh shells choosing to be dumb.
If you don't agree with that statement please, take a moment to process why you are unequipped to discern the obvious. As for those who understand what up, awareness of stupidity is only awareness, and we are still dumb.
Many people will feel personally attacked by the time they are reading this line. Rebuttal comments controlled by unchecked emotions are a growing.
Relax. I'm dumb too. High five! Are we cool?
As I was saying:
We humanoids walk around in a putrid cloud that we can't even smell because we are so accustomed to the filth of our own illusions, avoidance, and fear. We look up to twits and twats like a 7 year old who thinks everyone is awesome.
Humans have evolved faster and healthier than most living things. At least, that's what we think from our seat on the bus. So much progress, yet we don't know how to consciously utilize our mysterious organ that that is filled with possibilities unknown.
Previous to writing this article, I was writing (yes, always playing with my words) and found myself thinking about Albert Einstein. Then, I began thinking about Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, and the company of.
Thereupon, I came to an awakening of a few things;
Humans rely on the intelligence, perspectives, and successes of a few super brains, like Einstein. We have fed off of wise philosophers, determined inventors, ancient travelers, empowering dreamers, quick thinkers, and motivational speakers since the dust settled and shaped us. We like to think of the brainy ones as genius', talented, or strong. We look upon many trailblazers as abnormal with unique brains- super brains that function better than the rest.
We honor the revolutionary creators with titles and descriptions like:
- Ahead of their time
--------------------- but, the others are none of those things; they are just people.... like us.
Sure, Jacob Barnett had an IQ of 170 when he was 12 years old, Da Vinci 220, William Sidis (Good Will Hunting film was inspired by) 300, and Nikola Tesla had an IQ that peaked at 330!!!
Wow! Those people are so smart!!! -- NO.
We are just so dumb that people who actually use their brain to learn, troubleshoot, contemplate, and create seem like inhuman creatures with magical brain boxes. These super humans have sophisticated eyes, seeing what us dummies usually cannot, enviable self control, hyper focus that would make a prowling cheetah shy, and determination that could, and has, consumed a lifetimes. Us, the not super human's, we are dumb because we bring it on ourselves. We forget how to be smart upon entering public educational institutions.
What Are Key Differences Between those of Higher Intelligence and ... Us?
HEY! ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? this is what I was working up to.
Intelligent people aren't born with exceptional brains, family genetics are definitely irrelevant, statistics point out that wealth and health can have some influence on higher intelligence but those factors are not a cause for greatness; albeit, lack of wealth or health can anesthetize a "genius" before it gets to bud.
WHAT THEY HAVE THAT WE DON'T:
They think. and think. and think. and think. Distractions certainly occur, but highly intelligent people often navigate back to their topic. Even while engaging in unrelated activities, a thinker continues to think.
Creative thinkers use their brain like a tool box of infinite resources.
They wonder. They wonder about many things, maybe everything.
They pay attention often, if not always.
They have or make time; time to think, time to ponder, time to wonder, time to research, time to study, evaluate, estimate, and sometimes do nothing at all.
No distractions: Intelligent people often don't engage in distractions like screens, sex, gambling, or even relationships in many cases.
Now, before you say, "Ana I think so much that I can't sleep at night and wonder if the Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl or if my wife will put out in the morning. Right now, I'm thinking about waking her for a quickly. I wonder if she will get mad? I'm thinking that is a bad idea. Those genius' that you talk about had less shit to do, it isn't my fault that I don't have extra time to sit and do nothing. I do think in the car and shower. Oh, and my wife and I haven't have sex in 3 months. Sorry to tell you Ana, your point list of what smart people do differently way off!".
I agree, the listed items are not foreign to the average dummy, but scrambled, interrupted, forsaken, unfinished, half assed, unorganized, thoughts that lack intent and determination, not the same as Nikola Tesla's deep thought process.
I don't know if I would say that everyone has potential to be unusually remarkable, but I do believe that the greats of our world are not the height of human intelligence, most were average. What Einstein achieved was only a product of wonder, observation, combined with obsessive thoughts and a yearning to answer questions with creative thinking. It wasn't only the notorious genius', nearly every human who altered our world have or had similar behaviors. Sure, there are some exceptions - always are.
I conclude, we are dumb, mindless humans that leave the actual thinking to others. We are so comfortable with our soft luxuries that it doesn't even occur to observe what could be. We are brainwashed to believe that only scientists are scientists, and artists are artists, and inventors are inventors. We are worn down into a single job title, or a few throughout life; and that is what we are and will do. Even if someone is inspired to wonder and think--- there isn't much time for that. Imagine if Einstein worked at a call centre for 12 hours 5 days a week taking back to back calls from angry customers; or Tesla; or Marie Curie; IMAGINE.
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