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What makes a person a genius?
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I have ADHD along with bipolar. What makes you state that?!
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I believe you can be a genius in different subjects. For example you can be a genius in playing a sport like hockey for example. You might be a prodigy at the sport by just being naturally better than the average person at it. While you can be a genius at school subjects like math as well, just for some reason that one person is able to understand every math problem. I think most genius are born with the ability to just be naturally better than others however i do believe hard work can get you just as far.


I 100% agree.
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I have ADHD along with bipolar. What makes you state that?!


it was just there for the saying
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Oh.
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knyk808 wrote:

'Hey, I got a cup.... in case we need another cup.'
'Dude you're a genius. '
~Louis C.K.



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qualeshia3 wrote:



Oh.


i see
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Norman8891 wrote:


TheMagicSpoon wrote:

I believe you can be a genius in different subjects. For example you can be a genius in playing a sport like hockey for example. You might be a prodigy at the sport by just being naturally better than the average person at it. While you can be a genius at school subjects like math as well, just for some reason that one person is able to understand every math problem. I think most genius are born with the ability to just be naturally better than others however i do believe hard work can get you just as far.


I 100% agree.



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It takes a lot of active thinking to improve and be good at something. It doesn't matter so much that 2 people spend the same amount of time training in a subject when one of them doesn't care and leaves his mind on auto-pilot. The person who appears to be understanding everything may actually be the one trying the hardest.

Studies show that the people who are the best at a skill are simply the ones who spend the most time actively honing their skill-no "geniuses" made it to the top with minimal effort. I have not yet seen a valid sample say otherwise.



I also tend to think that another aspect of being smart involves having a thing for hardwiring thinking strategies throughout your life. A man is not good at speaking a language or playing chess because they think everything out like a living calculator, it's because they've had massive exposure and experience.

In general, I think brains that are wired differently from a young age are overrated when neuroplasticity is prevalent throughout life. Einstein was a late bloomer and Stephen Hawking's performance never showed at school/university until he started working to fund his marriage.


Finally, the best kind of genius uprising would be AI. Experts say that human intelligence will be become pathetic in comparison when AI reaches the singularity in around 30~35 years as AI will be far more intelligent than the combined intelligence of all humankind.
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The conditions, qualifications, prerequisites, and education to recognize an individual as genius can be subjective (culturally and academically). Education standards and demands vary by nation, by lowering educational curriculum and material, there will be more distinguishable individuals recognized by a substandard or government sponsored system.

Intellectual aptitude/brilliance is synonymous with critical thinking/reasoning. The ability to recollect and apply pertinent information towards ingenuity or optimal solution to a given situation, whether an external or academic conundrum (solving a problem or basic construction), can be considered genius. Digressing, some activities and academic majors are more taxing than others, requiring either persistent or capable individuals. People are different, and that is understated, but given indefinite time and resources a person could potentially master all there is (assuming they have a functioning brain).

I think that intellect, just like idiocy, is unquantifiable.
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idk i think those with common sense are geniuses

for real how many people have that
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idk i think those with common sense are geniuses

for real how many people have that


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