Do we still have geniuses in our world today?

Kimmy Svitak (@secretcow) 8 years, 10 months ago

I have seen a lot of people that have great memories and can regurgitate a ton of information, but I never call them smart or a genius. To me a genius is someone who can come up with organic ideas and have something to support that idea.
Do we still have geniuses in our world today? Can we?

February 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm
更高的存在 (2) (@huanhanjuexing) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

也许有。

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@secretcow, I think a genius is someone who has incredibly complex thoughts, creativity or ideas and yet can manage to communicate them in ways that anyone can understand. And yes, I think there are genius’ around.

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Karl Borell (23) (@blueseaweedz) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@huanhanjuexing, 你是中国人吗?

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更高的存在 (2) (@huanhanjuexing) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@blueseaweedz, 是的,我是桂林人。

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Michael (11) (@peacefulmotivators) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I think so. But really, we don’t have much of a definition of geniuses. How are you supposed to differentiate them, physically. It’s basically impossible. So what does it mean? I don’t know.

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Karl Borell (23) (@blueseaweedz) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@huanhanjuexing, 太好了,我是瑞典人。 可是现在我在北京学习汉语。我是留学生。你也喜欢这个网站吗?

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Marie (2,051) (@ARCANUS) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

我爱谷歌翻译

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Marie (2,051) (@ARCANUS) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I think “geniuses” are people who stick longer with an issue and use their own imagination and individual viewpoint to solve it. It’s glorified in our media culture, we value old minds more than our own. We take other people’s answers for granted as ingeniousness, and undermine our own view. I think there’s potential in us all – given the right circumstance, development and space to bloom. We should think independently, and we might just realize we have it in us to be so much more than we allow ourselves to be in this consumerism-victimisation-culture. I think one main point of the “genius” is the courage to try what others don’t..

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更高的存在 (2) (@huanhanjuexing) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@blueseaweedz, 我非常喜欢这个网站,非常高兴认识你,你看起来很棒!!!

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Karl Borell (23) (@blueseaweedz) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@huanhanjuexing, 谢谢, 我也很高兴认识你:)现在我中文不太好因为我只学汉语六个月, 所以我希望你可以教我吗?

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更高的存在 (2) (@huanhanjuexing) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

当然可以啊!你来中国多久了。适应吗?你知道桂林吗?

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Karl Borell (23) (@blueseaweedz) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@huanhanjuexing, 我来中国六个月,所以我的中还不太好。我知道桂林, 可是我没去过。 我想去中国的南方。 比如说云南还是四川,我认为这些省都看起来很美丽。。。

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winslow (85) (@winslow) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@secretcow, Yes! there is a young genius that goes by the name of someone I dont remember. But he has invented many things and is about 20 if I remember correctly..

@huanhanjuexing, @blueseaweedz, Whats up?

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Anonymous (254) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNi8waEohWo

People too often associate genius with intellectualism.

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Andrew Wylde (9) (@bewylde) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I think that you just need to question things, be willing to ask why. Genius is not something that is ever unattainable it just comes to those who observe things and then ask themselves or others the right question.

As to the line of victimization, a great author by the name of Harry Mulitzsche (*spl?) once put it this way. There is a golden wall that is formed around those who do and those who don’t. When those who don’t look to the ones who do they see some sort of god or figure of intelligent prowess when really its just another individual who is just as hopelessly lost in this world them self. There is no genius then, there are just those who allow themselves to look outside of themselves, observe things and then ask questions. I guess you could say then genius is its own golden wall ;)

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

That depends. How would you feel about someone who steals dead bodies to inspect them and draw them afterwards? Or someone capable of inventing something dangerous to humanity just because he’s obsessed? A person taking a great advantage of hallucinogens half of his life to draw inspiration from them? Or about an unhealthily isolated person enjoying to express his imagination in his work more than sharing it? We do.

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mewn (0) (@sudosudo) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

This question is really just another way to ask the question “what is a genius?” If your definition of genius is someone who “acting along, effects dramatic change, the world over, through his own uncanny brilliance,” then you might have a case for “there are no geniuses anymore.”

If you agree to a slightly less strict definition of genius, then I think it goes without saying we have geniuses among us.

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更高的存在 (2) (@huanhanjuexing) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@blueseaweedz, 哦,6个月就能把中文学得这么好,真了不起,你适应中国的生活吗?也许中国有一些习惯和瑞典不一样。

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Anonymous (328) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@secretcow, More like “Inspirational.” Crab mentality gets rid of potential geniuses, because there’s too much shit everywhere. It’s all about perspective really, look at Steve Jobs. Sure he was one hell of a person, reached for his dream. But really, he stole, lied and is the perfect example of a new age Capitalist Pig.

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@secretcow, Well I’m in this world today :P

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nobody (32) (@nobody) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@secretcow, probably the most creative and innovative mind ever within the realm of his profession, 22 years old: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Carlsen

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Anonymous (5) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

This guy is legit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds
This guy is also incredibly smart, despite being a string theorist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Witten
Also, two of the guys who discovered asymptotic freedom in quarks essentially got Nobel prizes for the first scientific papers they wrote.

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Karl Borell (23) (@blueseaweedz) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@huanhanjuexing, 谢谢:)在中国我正在吃晚饭的时候我不能喝水,哈哈。认真地,中国有很多的习惯跟瑞典不一样。 比如,我觉得中国人比瑞典人热心。然后,中国人比瑞典人孩子气,嘿嘿。。。

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更高的存在 (2) (@huanhanjuexing) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@blueseaweedz, 正在吃晚饭时不能喝水?可能你寄宿的家庭比较严格吧!你现在在瑞典吗?今天是中国小年,祝你小年愉快,身体健康,万事如意。

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