Humanity: How To Think Like a Genius

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Imagine you can learn how to think like a genius.

The basic concept of teaching your mind to think like a genius is a worthy and interesting challenge, even if attempts to do so may be unsuccessful. At the very least, awareness levels and brain activity will be increased, a beneficial process essential for good health. Just as physical obesity is rampant in North America, laziness of the mind is far more than common. It seems that people prefer to join the growing ranks of lackadaisical, lazy non-thinkers rather than make even the most rudimentary effort to think.

A simple explanation for common apathy may be that it is simply too much bother for the common individual to project thought beyond the scope of daily survival. Is that sad possibility also the explanation for the observed lack of common sense, logic, and dearth of genius in our modern world? Is the advancement of civilization at stake? Has life become so demanding that people no longer care, or do not dare to challenge their minds? Perhaps modern society, being too preoccupied to take the steps necessary to do so, simply fails to recognize the significance of extended and protracted thought. Maybe individuals simply do not realize that they, too, are free to think far beyond the realm of daily life.

In eternal optimism for the betterment of mankind, we prefer to believe the latter.

The most elementary step to enable the thinking process required to learn how to think like a genius is to be willing to try. Why not attempt to join the brilliant and sometimes obtuse world of the genius? Just think about it. Yes, you can do it; at the very minimum, you can try, no matter who you are.

Let us clarify initially that 'thinking like a genius' is not the same thing as being a genius, or ever being required to become a genius with all of it's problems, quirks and quandaries. To think like a genius does not guarantee the success of anyone attempting to achieve that status, just as to think like a genius equally does not preclude the amazing possibility that one may, in the process, discover a new idea that may, one day, ultimately be described as that of a genius.

To think like a genius is to willingly seek out, practice, gainfully employ the mind, and even enjoy the challenge of attempting to further the process of thought beyond the everyday. The singular necessity may be to willingly adapt the methodology of thought practiced by the special individuals ranked as genius. How does a genius think?  What makes them different?  Why do they think ? What approaches to problems do they take? How can you, too, think like a genius?

To think like a genius does not specifically demand the extraordinary, but rather the will and determination to question, analyze, and think far beyond the normal range and scope of thought practiced by the average person. Many ordinary people work very diligently at avoiding physical work; if the same attitude applies to thought and use of the brain, the outcome is more than predictable. It is commonly believed we use less than 10% of our brains. That statement suggests that 90% of the brain lies idle, unused, and unchallenged.

  A positive step, then, would be to assign that part of the brain ever-increasingly difficult tasks. Are you willing to do that? Those of genius willingly think. They do not put it off until tomorrow just because it is easier to procrastinate. Within the world of successful, aggressive thinkers and the realm of the genius, the failure to concern one's self enough to initiate difficult thought is the first and ultimate mistake. Just as occupational skills require practice to be effective, the art of thinking takes will, dedication and work.

To challenge one's mind knowingly and repeatedly may be a fearsome and even painful process to some. It is understandably the inflicting of perhaps hereto considered unnecessary mental work upon the average, cluttered mind. It is not a process that will guarantee success but may result in much personal satisfaction.

Thinking about any problem, subject, phenomenon, or unanswered question repeatedly with dedication and insight, and analyzing all aspects of thought or detail that emerge from that protracted thought, is a progressive pattern. Such patterns encourage further thought, additions, ideas, alterations, and the cycle repeats itself. Greater thoughts, related and unrelated occur with further analysis . New variations of thought patterns are subconsciously initiated and detected by our increasingly clever and hard-working brains. The process of learning how to think like a genius has been set into motion.

The endless challenge is to consciously dedicate one's mind to the very process of thinking like a genius, that of overcoming inertia and knowingly dedicating the mind to challenging, ever more difficult mental work. Remaining open-minded to the strange or not yet understood discoveries or results realized, and subsequently analyzing them to understand all of the implications of those thoughts and ideas becomes a self-perpetuating system of expansion of the mind. You have begun to learn how to think like a genius.

To do so is to be the discoverer of one's inner strengths and heretofore undiscovered abilities. The process in analysis, involves learning how to draw upon undiscovered inner resources that we are, for the most part, unaware of. Learning the art of learning comes first. Humans have a predilection for curiosity and seek knowledge instinctively, but those of genius status accelerate that process beyond the normal to challenge themselves and their own thought patterns willingly, insistently and continually.

You can do the same thing.

  Therein lies the secret of learning to think like a genius. Start thinking about it now.

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6 Responses to Humanity: How To Think Like a Genius

    • JoAnn, it is how much we dedicate our brains to the actual thought process–I believe there is a lot of untapped knowledge in the world. Most people have NO idea how much brainpower they have! “:)

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  2. conny1109 says:

    It’s certainly worth a try.

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