The term “genius” is not explained by a superintelligence but by creativity – the ability to use imagination to solve any problem. Read not to find out what these kinds of people have in common.
Thinking outside the box
Take Benjamin Franklin, for example. With little or no schooling and learning on his own, he became a major investor, diplomat, scientist, writer, and politician in the American Enlightenment. He proved that lightning was electrical in nature and invented a way to curb it. He measured the temperature of ocean currents, becoming the first to map the Gulf Stream accurately.
The fate of Albert Einstein developed similarly. As a child, he started talking late. And because of the rebellious attitude towards the then education system, he was in bad books with teachers.
He questioned and considered all the knowledge he was gaining that would never have occurred to well-trained adherents of classical education.
And the slow development of speech skills in childhood allowed him to observe the everyday phenomena that others take for granted with interest. Later, Einstein turned our understanding of the universe upside down, developing relativity and quantum theory. To do this, he questioned the basic idea described by Isaac Newton; that time moves sequentially, second by second, and its course does not depend on the observer.
Or think of Steve Jobs. Like Einstein (who played the violin when he was at a standstill in his work), he believed in the importance of beauty. He believed that the arts, the exact, and the humanities should be connected. As you know, after dropping out of school, Jobs signed up for calligraphy and dance classes and later left for India in search of spiritual enlightenment.
But, perhaps, the most outstanding genius can be considered as Leonardo da Vinci. He thought both as an artist and as a scientist, thanks to which he could visualize theoretical concepts. In his own words, he was a follower of experience and experiment. His most inspiring trait was curiosity.
Thousands of pages of the diaries left after him are full of questions that interested him. For example, he wanted to know why people yawn, build a square equal in area to a circle, cause the aortic valve to close, how the human eye perceives light, and how this can be useful in drawing. He decided to study the cow’s placenta, crocodile jaws, the human face’s muscles, and moonlight.
Da Vinci wanted to know everything there is to know about everything there is, including space and our place in it.
His curiosity was often directed towards things that ordinary people only think about in childhood (for example, why the sky is blue).
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Some people can be considered geniuses in a particular field, for example, Leonard Euler in mathematics, Mozart in music. Da Vinci’s talents and interests spanned many disciplines. He skinned the corpses’ faces, studied the muscles’ structure, and then painted the most famous smile in the world. He examined human skulls, sketched bones and teeth to depict
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker