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What is Genius, is it something you can reach through hard work?
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The word genius like love gets thrown around all too easily. I have read people who call Mystery aka Erik von Markovik a genius. Yeah, his concepts seemed original, but is he a genius? And Lionel Messi?

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05-06-2015 12:53 PM
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RE: What is Genius, is it something you can reach through hard work?
(04-28-2015 03:34 AM)speakeasy Wrote:  I was checking out on Jayman's blog and he had a graphic that outlined a theoretical structure of intelligence. Even though there are multiple forms of intelligence, they rest upon something called "g". An underlying general intelligence that serves as a foundation that all the sub-intelligences are built upon.

[Image: g-hierarchy.png]

I think one component of intelligence often overlooked is speed; your brain's processing power. One thing that separates geniuses from the crowd is their ability to understand complex ideas rapidly. Whereas a normal person may need to study many hours to grasp calculus or theoretical physics, a genius may breeze right through it. Very smart people tend to just "get it" quicker than everyone.

I'm glad more people are checking out Jayman. Whenever he posts something, he's very meticulous in citing his sources and providing evidence.
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05-09-2015 08:22 PM
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RE: What is Genius, is it something you can reach through hard work?
Not in and of itself, though it is almost always one of several requirements. In my view the three most important of these are:
1) Very high IQ
2) Passion/Obsession with the field, and
3) Material circumstances that allow the person to spend their time focused on the field despite a high likelihood there is no money in it.

We all know people who have one, or even sometimes two, of the above, but are in no ways geniuses. Pretty obviously a high IQ is not enough. If only. And there are plenty of average people passionate about a subject but aren't able to make any significant breakthrough's in understanding. As for material circumstances, there are loads of rich guys all over who have, or could have, complete freedom in their schedules but are in no position to add to human knowledge and understanding in the way a genius would.
05-13-2015 11:48 AM
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RE: What is Genius, is it something you can reach through hard work?
Personally I think it is innate and manifests itself in a certain endeavor at a young age, but needs to be cultivated. Genius is often singular. Look at Bobby Fischer. He was a genius in chess, but nothing else.
05-06-2016 05:24 AM
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RE: What is Genius, is it something you can reach through hard work?
Genius is what happens when talent also works hard.

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05-06-2016 05:43 AM
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RE: What is Genius, is it something you can reach through hard work?
Pitting innate talent vs. hard work is dumb. Propensity for working hard is also an innate attribute to a big extent.
05-10-2016 02:11 PM
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