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Theory on How to Become a Genius

EDIT: April 30, 2006:

This essay was written by me in a day 2 years ago. It was never modified or revised and it contains errors in the english language. It is also highly influenced by Scientology, a religion I then was part of but I have partly left that since then. A proper revision of this essay will be done in the future but it still contains some very interesting information that I deem very valuable.

Essay partly based on the works from L. Ron Hubbard – a true genius.

All the speculations, ideas and the essay itself was written on the second of June 2004, a day when I was in bed having a cold, by Jim Westergren – one who wanted to become more intelligent.

Introduction

This is an essay with a very optimistic title – the most optimistic title I have ever written to date.

The dictionary defines “genius” as: “Someone who has an unusually high level of intelligence, mental skill or artistic ability.”

The first thing to learn is that a person CAN become more intelligent, and I am sure even possible to become a genius, all by himself. And it is definitely not necessary to meditate 10 years on the top of a mountain in china to achieve it.

In an issue entitled “Genius” from L. Ron Hubbard he is quoting Dr. Alfred Barrios who declared the following: “Most people have the mistaken idea that geniuses are born, not made.”

To understand how to become more smart it is first necessary to understand how a person is thinking. L. Ron Hubbard made discoveries in 1956 regarding this and I will give here a summary.

A person is thinking with DATA. The data a person has is ALIGNED. It is aligned on STABLE DATA. The stable data a person has may be correct or not be correct.

Showing stable data

Example:

A person X has a stable datum that all men has equal value. All right, this is the stable datum he operates on concerning people. He may know it or not know it and it does not matter where he had gotten it from whether it was Charles Darwin, Wilhelm Wundt, Karl Marx, Lenin, from the Bible or whoever told him this. His thinking, calculations, evaluations and actions concerning people is aligned with this stable datum. If for example person X sees the bum on the street, he may give him some coins and think that he is poor and that all people has the same value.

If somebody will now tell person X that it is not true that all people has equal value, he will probably not believe it but if person X makes some observations that shows something else and he reevaluates it and now discounts the stable datum what will happen is that he will come into a state of confusion. All the data that was aligned to his stable datum is now no longer aligned.

Now I will tell you something, which I strongly believe to be the case; people are mostly operating on wrong stable data, even on false data.

A way for a person to become more smart is to reevaluate the stable data he is operating on to the correct ones and then align all the data he has to these new stable data. He will of course come into a state of confusion but this is only until he has established new stable data.

Types of data

All data is not the same. I made the following illustration to show data’s relative importance.

Showing data and their relative importance

Field 1: Vital data. Data in the field of true philosophy. Covers such things as understanding of life and how it operates, reason for existence, Metaphysics, etc. In short – the greatest truths.

Field 2: Valuable data. Data concerning how to do things and which helps you in your life. Data which help you understand things and how it works.

Field 3: Useless data. Data that does not help you and has no value. Most data from TV, newspapers, school education and talking between people unfortunately falls under this field.

Field 4: Destructive data. False data, data which makes you unhappy, data intended to bring about destruction. Unfortunately more than you believe.

For a person to become more smart he has to recognize which data are of value for him. What is valuable for him also depends on what his purpose is but the above description still holds firm. He has to develop a skill to see which data are important for him in the ocean of data that he is operating in.

A lot of data are made in the form of entertainment which I want to make a comment on. Entertainment is a big modern industry. TV, movies, books, radio etc. etc.

I believe that if a person would have a strong purpose in his life and plays the game of life to reach his purpose he will not care so much about entertainment.

So for me it shows that generally in the western hemisphere in which the entertainment business is big, people are lacking purpose.

Examples:

Lets take an example with one of my best Sci-Fi writers – Isaac Asimov. He was writing fiction and non-fiction to such an extent that I don’t believe he had any time at all for any entertainment. So lets say that somebody called him and told him that at 8 PM there is a program on TV about how to dress nicely. That would be useless data for him.

Lets take a baker and somebody tells him that nobody likes his bred. That would be destructive data.

Lets take a person who wants to become a writer. He takes a course in writing in which he learns how to write. That would be valuable data.

Lets take a taxi driver and he gets hold of a book that explains to him how his mind works and how to improve it. That would be vital data.

A wife has problems to cook and she gets hold of a book on how to properly cook – Valuable data.

A kid does not like to play piano and gets a book as a present on how to play piano – Useless data.

A person does not intend to buy something but anyway looks in the catalog – Useless data.

This essay would not be of any real value if not contained any Vital data and the first thing I wish to say on this is that there is Vital data. Never accept “Nobody knows”. You will be startled to know how much truths has been found out which you have no idea on.

Some Vital data:

(Based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard. For full explanation and descriptions I refer you to the books, lectures and courses from Mr. Hubbard.)

  1. What is true is that you have observed yourself.
  2. Man is not an animal. Man is a spiritual entity capable of far far more than has ever been considered.
  3. The spiritual entity is not part of the physical universe but the creator of it.
  4. The spiritual entity is operating around three operations: Generation of truth, considering and perceiving.
  5. The current physical universe is the product of agreement between spiritual entities.
  6. The common denominator between all spiritual entities is the playing of a game and the anatomy of game consist of freedom, barrier and purpose.
  7. The spiritual entity cannot die but is operating on different awareness levels and different tones.
  8. The spiritual entity has to downgrade itself in order to play a game.
  9. When a spiritual entity has lack of games he accepts and plays games on lower levels.
  10. There is no God but the spiritual entity of man could be considered to be a God when reached its potential capabilities.
  11. The spiritual entities are animating life in an organism in the physical universe to play a game.
  12. The current spiritual entities of man has been downgraded to an almost nonexistent level throughout its history.
  13. Survival is the basic principle of existence concerning organisms.
  14. Man is basically good.
  15. Man is creating his future.
  16. Man is creating his own feelings.
  17. Communication is the most vital factor of life which when used establishes reality and affinity which leads to understanding.
  18. Acceptance of responsibility increases cause level.
  19. Destructive acts decreases cause level and puts the person effect.
  20. The most vital factor of man is his reason.
  21. The mind of organisms contains a section created for security for the organism, which operates on stimuli response and takes control of the organism ones the organism is in danger. As man has grown to a level higher than animals the computations by the security section of the mind are not rational anymore and is the sole cause for psychosomatic illnesses and irrational behavior. This is handled by Dianetics therapy.
  22. A minor percentage of man are destructive to their personality and are pushing man down and makes them effect.
  23. A person is as valuable as he is helping others and supports life across all its sections.
  24. The primary barrier in studying is the misunderstood word.
  25. The planet is going down rapidly.
  26. The planet can be saved with the science of Dianetics and the practical philosophy of Scientology.

How to become a genius:

(A theory as it was worked out by Jim Westergren)

  1. Consider yourself being a genius and act like one in every moment of your life and you will very soon feel that you are one.
  2. Work out your time in such a way that every hour is properly utilized and put aside as much time as possible on becoming better.
  3. Established a good skill on recognizing which data are valuable and vital.
  4. Learn something new and valuable each day.
  5. In anything you read or observe make sure you understand it. Clear up the words you don’t understand and ask or look up to understand observations which were not understood. Never pass by something you don’t understand.
  6. Carefully choose a profession in which you earn your money for living and at the same time enables you to enhance your skill and abilities.
  7. Read a lot and carefully select which literature to read in which to gain the most valuable and vital data.
  8. Evaluate, look and make conclusions on anything you read and observe.
  9. Expect much more of yourself than what is expected from others.
  10. Help people around you to the best of your ability and establish friends who can support you if needed.
  11. Be very self-confident and certain but on the same time be open to listen, look and reevaluate to make new conclusions.
  12. Know that no matter how good or skilled you are you can always become better and never cease to become more skillful in anything you do.
  13. The true genius knows that it is not enough for himself having reached sky high levels – he has to take the rest of mankind with him up and has dedicated his life in making it happen.

By having read this essay you are already on your way to become a genius.

Good luck.

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About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a web entrepreneur from Sweden now living in Bolivia. He is happily married and has two lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing. He is the Founder and CTO of TodaysWeb and his current major project is N.nu. Read his . Follow Jim on Twitter or Google+.
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  • nji t. n.

    really nice,
    but i strongly disagree about the spiritual entity of man being a God.Our need for Him is ever great not until we find him.GOD is the creator and so we must give HIM the due that he deserves.

  • Nick Ahearn

    I am going to make bRAIN CAP THAT INCREASES YOUR BRAIN MASS!nO JUST JOKING,

    BUT LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST BECAUSE YOU ONLY GET ONE AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • antoine

    very intresting. iwish many people could read this
    antoine

  • http://www.mikkifreeman.com Mikki Freeman

    Intresting article. Some typos, but nicely done.

    Some guy before me said:
    really nice,
    “….strongly disagree about the spiritual entity of man being a God.Our need for Him is ever great not until we find him.GOD is the creator and so we must give HIM the due that he deserves.”

    As long as you refuse to question religion, or God, you will never become a genious. Believing what others tell you to believe is not that way to becoming a genious.

    “That’ll be the first step towards your getting smarter, as hard as it may be. The reason being is that if one doesn’t follow an organized religion, they are then able to become more of a free-thinker. Being a free-thinker, one winds up being able to use their *own* mind and not someone else’s.

    If one doesn’t think for themself or comes to conclusions on various things by themself, that person just winds up just being a brainwashed sheep following someone else. If one doesn’t think for themself and rather does and believes everything someone else tells them, that person will never be able to become a genius because they will be only as smart as the person they’re following allows them to be.” – unknown source.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Thanks a lot Mikki.

    It was written several years ago and I need to review it and revise.

    I fully agree with you on the part of refusing to question religions. The quote you gave is excellent!

  • O. C.

    Jim, that is a good article, does have typos, but with revision it would be better. Not too long ago, I started on a “mission” you can say, of becoming a smarter individual or if you want to call it a genius. I’ve read many articles on becoming a genius and I’ve seen quite many that are good and some that are cheap. Your article is good, and I think the guidlines that you mentioned on the last part will be helpful for me in the long and short run.It be real great if you did revise it up with no typos and probably added some more interesting content. But good job nonetheless =)
    -O.C.

  • louie

    why you said that there is no GOD?HOW come that the spiritual entity of man could be considered to BE a GOD?

  • David

    I like the theory behind becoming a genius. You can some it all up by comparing your brain to training a dog. You must establish dominance with the dog, a planned schedule for housebreaking, feeding, and training exersises. The more consistant you are with your training of the dog the better outcome. The same holds true for your brain. You must establish dominance/control or your brain will go into autopilot and you will just be along for the ride. Take control now, its not that you cant teach an old dog new tricks. It just takes much more time, patience, dedication, and consistancy to accomplish the goal you would have had an easier time starting sooner than later.

  • John

    Dear Jim,

    Your article is quite inspiring and motivational. In particular I liked the part on how our brain works with datum and data. In fact, I had been looking for some convincing material which could help to tame my brain and I am happy for having found your article. The references in your articles are very useful and could be expanded. I mean the authors who have already addressed the subject. Keep up with the good work.
    Best Regards,
    John

  • jawad riaz

    hi
    i read ur stuff.Its the same story every author writes abt geniousness but no one tells how to change ur datum and how to enhance ur menta level and iq and if some one is by birth a genious then wt u should do to equal his capabilities
    However ur research is commendable
    bye

  • Samer

    Of course, several interesting facts included in the article. Some scientology nonsense perhaps, but mostly factual material succinctly laid out; well done! Oh yes, Einstein, Newton, and many other REAL geniouses believed in God, and those who believe in any form of organised superstition have the same chance of becoming a genious (if they aren’t already) as anyone else. Believing or not believing in God isn’t a factor that determines geniousness or even intelligence in general.

  • SUKHCHAIN SINGH

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  • samir

    I want to quote something by a very famous American Industrialist.
    “What ever the mind of man can concieve and believe it can achieve”
    Andrew Carnegie

    With great energy great results are capable. Only with great focus. Great focus is acquired through a definite Chief Aim or life work in which you are struggleing for.
    I have read the famous book “Think and Grow Rich” written by Napolean Hill. And maybe you have aswell. I highly recommend this book to all of you. If you’ve read it, I recommend you read it again and start doing what is outlined in it.

  • nicole

    great article. i have personally gone through a lot in life, more than a teenager… or adult now should ever go through and its taken a toll on me. this summer, now that im off to college soon, i have come to realize im not sure what i want out of life and that i really need to adjust myself to the type of person i want to become. i have never been much of a dramatic person because i never found the need to make something up or feed destructable data to anyone to make things more exciting in life. as for entertainment, i hate what tv has done to our culture these days – it seems the reality shows and celebrities have really fried peoples brains. i find it all ridiculous to waste your time on something that can be so useless in life. and i find it more ridiculous our world is more drawn to our celebrities than to whats really going on in our world today (war). even if its all just a big schpeal over oil or who knows what. i think there are definately more things in life that our people need to spend their time improving on to make this world a better place. but anyways to my direct point, i really enjoyed reading your article and particularily your list on how to become a genius. its nice to have something to follow to really keep your mind up to par especially when im in a sense of mind of starting over and really trying to focus on whats important in my life. so thank you for the encouragement.
    sincerely,
    nicole

  • Aiden

    Being athiest, I think for myself. Personally I believe everyone is a genius in their own right, what people know makes a person an individual, it also makes a person think the way they think. When people hear the word “Genius” They usually think Einstein, or Newton, You should now start thinking yourself.

    If you want to get smarter which is the reason you found this site (I’m guessing) My advice is read a book you find totally boring, a maths book or a science book or whatever the weather, if your not that good at your chosen subject book then get a basics one. Once you finish the book then get another, try set yourself a task, one book every… 3 weeks, just make sure you do your best to understand it!

  • Jean-Luc Birndwa

    Iam very glade to read about you theory on how to become a genius,i also want to be one,and iam praying God to make happen to me.But if you do have some good advises wich you deem of great importance please let me know about.
    Thanks alot may God grant you success on you endervours.

  • Titus

    The only true genius is God. In my view a genius has a full knowledge of all things.

  • mahadir

    to small information in it and very hard to understand…..
    this essay doesn’t have any discreption in it……
    sorry to say but it still have valuable thing in it.

  • jacob yambasu

    iam on my gracious journey to become one .

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    That was nice to hear Jacob and I wish you good luck.

  • B. Buie

    There is an interesting quote above that reads, “As long as you refuse to question religion, or God, you will never become a genius. Believing what others tell you to believe is not that way to becoming a genius.”
    However, what if you genuinely question God, but in that honest questioning, your “free-thinking” leads you back to the conclusion that God does indeed exist as both the ultimate Creator and Redeemer? IF that notion one day proves itself to be true, then how do you then define the so-called genius of today that has rejected the notion of God in his “free-thinking?”

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    B. Buie,

    Very interesting comment. My point of view on the matter is that I don’t really agree with the commenter on that. You can believe in a God and still be/become a genuis, as long as you think for yourself and evaluate information for yourself. Ones belief in God and religion is a personal matter and is not always forced upon a person. A person could figure out things about that for himself on a rational level.

  • kiese

    Very nice indeed,
    i will disagree with u on the god part, when u said there is no god. we all us are god’s children, we all need to thank god everyday for blessing us each each day as the days goes by.
    but reguard of that, i loved everything that u said, and i think more people need to read this.
    1 love.

  • [email protected]

    i really like the article and i think it helps me a lot

  • Edi

    There is no uncertainty about the intelligence of the Human race, because the Holy Bible clearly stated that ‘we are created in the image and likeness of God’ and further down in book of Psalm 82, it is written that they know not neither do the understand, they(we) walk about in darkness and perish like mere man.

    Just imagine for a moment, being created in the image of the designer of this world, our human frame, the reptiles, the beautiful, colorful flowers and waterfalls, my list could go on for ever, but honestly having the mind of Jesus Christ, makes you a genius. The Holy BIBLE further stated that the fear of God is the beginning of ‘vital data’.

    Ruling our emotions or rather in control of situations and circumstances that present themselves in our in iour lives is wisdom, this is not possible humanely speaking, we need a divine enablement and guidance to be in control of our life. That was why Jesus died for mankind. The Holy Bible again stated that ‘only the FOOL has said in his heart that there is no God’. Have you ever thought for a moment, about the eternal destiny of those great philosophers or scientologists that have passed on ahead of us, answer to this question is vital data and worth hearing.

    Finally, I think this information is a destructive data, because it gives no credit to the source of wisdom, which is CHRIST JESUS. Jesus stated that ‘come onto me all that are labored and heavy laden I will give you rest’, it is an open invitation to ALL, just say ‘Lord Jesus come into my heart today and give me the wisdom need to go through this world’. You got it!!!

    No offense,
    Edi
    SL.

  • Knowledge

    I am 22 yrs old i just decided 2 change my life and build my physical, mental, and sprit. i let all my friends go and quit my dead in fast food job. im bulliding my human body understaand working on my music skills any one who can help ma along this life long journey please email me ??? i would also like to help save our planet!
    lets be a team were already family

  • gcgc

    that sucked balss….geenyuses are born ONLY!!!

  • ben

    Someone mentioned the “image and likeness of god”. I agree we are made in that image. However god is not a “him” or “her”.. god doesnt have a physical body. God is not even the very word “GOD”. The intelligence that “GOD” is , “IS”. If we are in that image then if we were to shed our physical body we would see and experience the “IS” which we are made in the image and likeness of that higher intelligence that we call “GOD”.

    hehe was that confusing? lol

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Ben,

    I find it very interesting. We are not our physical body, but we control it. We might think we are our physical body but that is a misconception. I believe that what we ARE and what God IS is an intelligence that are very similar. Of course God could be said to have a complete intelligence and we perhaps just have a small fraction of it.

    That’s my view on it.

    And good luck “Knowledge”!

  • Edi

    Listen, my source of the phrase ‘image and likeness of God’ is the Holy Bible and those of us that worship him in Spirit and in Truth refer to God as our ‘FATHER’ and not our mother, thus ‘He’. I will advise you to study the role and responsibilities of a male in a marriage and subsequently as a father, and then you will be in a position to understand, appreciate calling God your FATHER. Again I invite to the fullness of LIFE, accept Jesus in your life today and you will have the peace that passes all understanding. ‘LORD JESUS I THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME AND COME INTO MY LIFE TODAY’ amen!!!

  • KRISHNA

    Genius is a product of nature. It’s very had to encode the genes for Intelligence. It can be proved in many ways. For an instance Nobel laureautes were attracted to science at an embroyonic stage very naturally not being asked. So all they need is the environment which can trigger their intelligence. The reverse is not true. Developing skills can definitely make a decent remarks in their careers like programming or manager. But definitely not scaling to heights. Genome research has proved that intelligence is innate and cannot be changed. Let’s not try something which is beyond our capability. We can do or think things emotionally like how can you say that it’s not possible…blah…blah
    but rationality is the prime thing which we need to bring and look into this matter cautiously. Science is a fact and it’s not a belief system. We need to accept this fact. If you need the fact please visit http://www.genome.org/
    Scientiest have isolated the genes for intelligence and may be in the near future can decode the information and reveal the stunning truth. Let’s not carry false hope to burden our mind. Many people would narrate incidents how a person become genius at the later stage of the life. Some genes remain dormant and express itself as time comes. GENIUS are born but not made.

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  • zeeshan

    hey yoo i like the fact that u used one of my fav author isaac Asimov i really like his book STORIES BEYOND TIME AND SPACE. but i didnt like that u said there is no god i mean look wat u gonna lose jus pray to god and follow his rule and laws and if there is god he will send u to heaven forever i mean wat u gonna lose and yeah jus have a blindfaith and believe from ur heart then u r the real genius!!!

  • adegbulugbe abiodun

    this your article is the best of all kind i will like to join your group

  • seth

    awesome…i read your article and i had to say something. i believe that my mind works defferently than everyone elses. when events happen or things take place i like to rearrange them scientifically or mathmatically. ive always wondered why this is. im only 15 and in the 10th grade. my dream is to get into a good college and maybe one day envent something extrodinary or do something of importance. your article made me closer to that goal. thank you and if anyone has any suggestions on anything or help i would appreciate it. great essay.
    seth

  • Alex

    THe person who wrote this is very smart person. I don’t know who you are, what is your profession or age but i think that you can achieve a lot in life and become great philosopher.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Thank you Seth.

    I’d like to rewrite this article when I have some time and also write some new ones. I whish you good luck in your life.

    THe person who wrote this is very smart person. I don’t know who you are, what is your profession or age but i think that you can achieve a lot in life and become great philosopher.

    Thanks a lot Alex! You spoke to my heart. Thanks.

  • mie

    I thinkUr opinions are ridiculous. Genius people may be can be whatever they want but they can’t fight the power and knowledges of God. Genius peoples can think with their knowledge to solve problems that are happenning now but do they know what’ll happen tomorrow? Soon? or Later? only God surely know wat will happen?

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren
  • VINOJ NAIR

    Awesome!!! jim…. i think you must have attained your self realisation and your purpose of living and achieving this is only a genious can do. but this is possible only theoritical, jim not practical….. in this dynamic world of illusion, confusion and continous changes do you think every person can know his greatest truth? life is only full of questions that are needed to be answered…. and the person who can answer all the question is the real genius……….
    continue with your great work for you ll be improving millions of people life……….. chav!!!

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    VINOJ!

    Thanks alot! You have some valid points but I do believe it is possible for everyone. It is not easy and it requires some enormous will power and determination and courage to question what other people think is truth, courage to disagree and courage to start projects other people think is impossible.

    You are encouraging me to write more about this :)

    I will try to do that soon.

  • adegbulugbe

    only the fool will said that is no GOD

  • http://gimepics.com paul

    I like this article, very very nice.
    Helped me a lot.
    Thanks!

  • Mr. Dionex

    A genius is created not through choice, but through necessity. There are two types of people in the world, the people who become one with their environment [they come to terms their own terms with life and make a choice to simply 'go along''] and there are people who work to control the environment.

    Those who rebel against their surroundings, whether socially or physically, and eventually are able to manipulate another man’s thinking process are true geniuses.

    Another thing is this:

    Your mind is like a running stream that leads to a waterfall, which then drops into a basin. The basin, we can say is your unbridled reasoning; the place where your ideas flow and ripple outward. It’s your inner self—the real introspective you.

    All of the information you aquired is processed here; it undulates; sinks into the water, and resurfaces. In other words, you retain it–evoke it from time to time, and then build on the thought.

    Yes, my friend’s, the Basin is equal to your common sense.

    From above, the waterfall symbolizes foriegn or new information. Let us not confuse the downpour of information with intelligence. Remember, no matter how much you know—if you haven’t strengthened your Basin, the information you feed on does not make you ‘more intelligent’.

    In order to become a genius, you must first build a dam on the ‘waterfall’,[stop the flow of information] and contemplate the Basin [your mind].

    You must reorder it; strengthen the foundation; in other words, align your views with what you believe to be true.

    There are many ways to do this, but this way, I think—is much safer:

    You must find, recognize, and know yourself before becoming a genius. When you do this, you should become passionate.

    When that passion rises, open the dam and let the waterfall down. Then, and only then, will you reach higher understanding.

  • Kyle

    As to mr. dionex’s comment i agree very much. Because in my opinion it is imparitive to learning and gaining intelegence to first pass information through your better judgement to better absorb it. As soon as we loose our common sence we lose all rationality and learning is futile. And also passion is very important in accomplishing your goals in any instance.
    P.S. be easy i’m only 16

  • Zetsembiso

    This wirting has really made me to take a decision of changing my life and believing in myself. The statement I don’t understand and strongly disagree with is the one about the spiritual entity of man being a God, that’s completelty untrue, of cause if u want to be a true genius u need to have reverence for the Lord like king Solomon

  • xavier mazda

    Reading through all of the many comments was very interesting. I was facinated by all the many view-points on what is a ‘genius,’ and how one is created.
    The ‘god’ concept seemed to bother a lot of readers. And the ideas about vital data where not given enough thought I think by many of the readers. They seemed to become fixated on this ‘god’ concept.
    I have experienced the god reality–or the godhead. (I like to call it the furnace because I emanate enormous amounts of energy when at that state of beingness, and it makes my heart feel like a burning furnace.) I do agree that the god reality does impart much understanding about the way of things–and this is due on large part because it causes you to concentrate the mind to a great degree, and this in-turn brings about great clarity of thought, and an exalted mood of love for oneself and other beings. And if we could all feel this way, all the time, then we would have a heaven on earth.
    But, the people who have been commenting are most likely not at this state chronically. Most have faith, and some may have experienced this state. While most have not. For believing in the experience of this state does not solve all the problems of this world. The god reality is an exalted state of beingness, but it is not the highest state of beingness in which a being can be at. At this state: being and non-being, god and no-god are realized as the two sides of the same coin. You cannot have one without the other. And this state brings about eternal peace and unlimited freedom for that particular being—an extremely personal state that can never be proven except by personal experience. At this state you are infinite and unending. The mind, the body, and your identity are gone. The god that so many of the people have been commenting on is definitely not realized by them. For if they did they would not have been so offended by the non existence of god.
    The desire to be right, and the desire to prove the other wrong is a common thread throughout these comments. The word god and genius are just words–just like the word furnace that I used for the god reality. Many of those who are commenting on god do not realize that all the major religions all speak of these higher states of beingness. They are very much in agreement–it is you who are not. Your religions have convinced you that the spiritual methods that your religion has taught you are the only methods, and that all other religions are false. Prayer, meditation, yoga,…etc. are practiced by many religions. The question you should all be asking is not whether my religion is right or wrong, but do these methods decrease my suffering, and if they do are there better and faster methods of decreasing my suffering and other beings. The better and faster methods are what should be sought out, not the weaker methods. Put your ego aside and go find these methods. Because it is elevating ourselves to these exalted states of beingness that are going to help decrease the suffering of beings on this planet. Moralities will be better put to use when you are at these higher states—not when you are at lower states(It is more difficult to be moral when your chronic state of beingness is anger.)
    These higher states will naturally increase I.Q, concentration, clarity of thought, moral level, virtuousness, mood,..etc.
    A genius is a label that humans give a person. I highly doubt the person sees themselves as a genius–just a person who has figured something out that maybe others haven’t, or created something that others haven’t ever created, or what ever. It is merely a descriptive label that is used quite loosely most of the time by people who want to describe someone that is usually great at something, whether it be artstic, scientific, spiritual,… etc. They could all be labelled genius. But that label isn’t for them, it is for us. So that we may better identify greatness–in our eyes–when we see it, read it, hear it,..etc.
    And in response to vital data: we all seek this out—whether we realize it or not.
    And the being that uses vital data will soon understand much more then they did before—but that will not make them a genius. We do have physical limitations that determine are potential I.Q, but sadly most humans never attain that potential. A person may have a high potential I.Q., but never even come close to attaining it because of poor concentration, insecurity, anxiety, depression, false data, lack of meaning,..etc. But keep in mind, genius is not a matter of I.Q. It comes about through great persistance, hard work, trial and error, going down wrong paths and backtracking, keeping your imagination alive, testing your limits, questioning theories,…etc. A person could have a great I.Q. and never generate anything great—they are few and far between. And the majority of them have suffered greatly to generate something great—but all their suffering was done for one reason: to decrease their own personal suffering. And some later worked towards the decrease of others. I wouldn’t be proud to be labelled a genius–in fact, I despise the word and rarely use it.

  • http://nigeria governor elohor

    i believe what ever i am and i can do better than what any one has done if i can think higher than where there genius ends

  • William Kane

    Nice train of thoughts there Xavier.

    I personally like this one

    “The god that so many of the people have been commenting on is definitely not realized by them. For if they did they would not have been so offended by the non existence of god.”

  • Asutosh

    i totally agree with all this. as they say nothing is impossible.
    You know Thomas Alva Edison. bThey say that he was one of the most foolish guy in his class . He was not gifted ? He still later on became one of the greatest genius’s in the worlds world.

    Nothing is impossible

  • raul

    raul
    I am on my way there

  • Graeme

    I must say I’m very interested in this article, and it sure has expanded my knowledge of this world, I know a couple of people who are extremely smart but don’t know how they do it. The problem I have with religion is that there are far too many, and each contradicts the other, e.g. there is only one god, but then there are many that are worshiped. Personally I do not believe in many views of religion and have therefore decided to place my belief in nature, mankind, and entities beyond our communication. Also something I have come across in religious studies is that it is always best to believe in something. I will now put this in an example:

    There are two possible outcomes for two possible situations.

    First situation – You die not believing in God

    Outcome one – He doesn’t exist, well done you were right, but whom are you going to tell? No God = not heaven etc.

    Outcome two – He does exist, you were wrong and so go to hell

    Second situation – You die believing in God

    Outcome one – He doesn’t exist, unlucky you just wasted half of your life time with false beliefs, but hey look at the good side, you met loads of people who you had something in common and who probably helped you through your life, especially this placebo that can give you moral support

    Outcome two – He does exist, welcome to paradise

    As you can see the outcomes are 50/50 but the outcomes that occur when you believe in God are far better than if you didn’t.

    I’m only 16 but I’m pretty damn sure my account will be helpful to at least some of you and make you think about our situations in life

  • ATSU DOMINIC

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  • ?

    real good

  • Kevin

    I like it, but uh, isn’t this considered useless information? It’s an add, on the computer; which is entertainment.. I could be wrong, I just want to be clear that you didn’t contradict yourself.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Thanks a lot for comments, some are very interesting.

    isn’t this considered useless information?

    If you have no use for it and it does not help you in any way then yes, but at least for some people they have found it valuable.

  • http://dt.2006 divyanand

    i want that is all intelligence are genius??
    i want the answer soon please help me out….

  • bradley wynn

    a few words from the 17 year old man this last few months my life has really changed i never thought i would think about life so crazy ive been trying to see things from every bodys persective to make sure what ever i take in is garabege it was so easy to completely change the way i thought one day i jsut got a pen and paper and started writing a litle of what i knew about everything life love its meaning god knowledge etc. then i took what was garabage and xompletely wiped my mind of the nonsens i mean every day im learning anew persective of life just by reading peopes thoughts stuff at first i thought that life was about a task and ufound out that task by what ur talented at and what ur enterested in but every body has something different t osay about it i want to become really smart but i also want t oget all aspects of life like dont think this is crap really think about this me experimenting with drugs i know its ounds bad but seriously gave me a lot of different perspectives on life i believe that experiances are everything if one tried a drug with out abusing it but using it to look at something different in some odd unexplainable clear way but it made sence then wouldnt that say that every body who has power over us sutch as government is wrong and they jsut want us t obelive what they say is right i mean the government is full of peole who are cutthrout towards eachother who would really do or say anything that would make them benifate ore look better im mean i really need to talk to someone whos gonna give me aspects of life that i really need im tired of hearing thi8ngs my teachers friends or parents tv internet say about what life is and how to live it i was even stuck on the fact that we use 10% of our brain and i belived it at first but i looked at some other point of views and learned that theres no proof we use ten percent of our brain but its a mere myth so im doing this i would really appreciate urpoint of view on life i want to get every ones point of view that has made and effort t oactually find out what life and becoming the ultimate know it all is really about not jsut someone who tries t obehold power i sound like a damn hipy but really man i wanna start out now i only live once man i want t oexperiance it all i want to learn it all and i only got so much time plz write me i cant die being a nobody i gota give this world something to remember me by something they actually could use and take with them to teach there children like albert einstien i jsut want to unerstand from a geniu point ov view sorry this message was so long but theres so much i need to share with u

  • RM

    I believe that thier is a God and God is the holder of all wisdom and gives this knowledge to whoever is willing. Now to confirm his existence is not to look with our bare eyes but spiritually into this world. By spiritually I mean our consciousness in our selves and the world and then and only then his presence shall be revealed to us.

    Science can’t obviously prove this of course because it only observes the physical, but our souls can because they are spiritual which in it self is beyond the knowledge we have through science because it is the alternative to science which can only be understood by the soul not the logical mind.
    For one to be truly a Genius is to understand both the physical and the spiritual entirely.

  • Blake Williams

    You have a very good theory, although I could disugree on one thing, that being there is no God. I think that human beings are far to complex to be accedents. I also would like to add that every human has a brain, and therefore has the cupasity to increase there memory and the speed of taking in information, etc…

  • Saylor Man

    Do you really want to know who is a Genius ?
    A genius knows what the real world is and what the real world is not.
    A genius knows God and knows what God can do in real world.
    A genius knows how to know.

  • sumit

    in my views it is not possible for a mediocre to achieve the type of intelligence a genius because it is not possible for him to expand
    his mind.genius’ are not made ,they are born.

  • Phakamani Sibiya

    I have read the article it is my best wish to become a genius. please give me some hints of becoming one and I promise I will work towars it. i wish to be recognised at the university

  • pat im 14

    Hello, I am a genius, and i will invent a brain that will improve how man kind thinks. This convention will help us translate what chimps are saying and convert it into English, german, spanish, italian, etc…. I will also invent a contrapsion to drain or improve your intelligance. I doubt it will be successful, but i will not lose confidence. Yeah im 14. made up e-mail. I am not stupid i am actually smart close to a teen genius if i tried but, fail.

    Well, maybe my invention will be made and help people become geniuses. Huh i wish i was smarter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Osa Evbuomwan

    Good composition and follow-up comments, keep it up. But dont forget to execise the mind and the brain regularly. (Physical and mental execises). Need help, contact me.

  • http://www.gumshoeville.blogspot.com Mir The Vintage Prodigy

    Wow, Nice! I’m crazy to be genius.
    I’m surely will be somedays.
    But Jim, sadden to say that I really want to be a genius.
    I’m smart at school, and i’m self-confident.
    But some of them think I’m too enjoy of pride. They told me I’m arrogant and reserved.
    It makes me bizarre at once. I dont care what they said, coz I’m trying to be a genius. So I shouldn’t play with emotion, right? ( laugh )

  • dileepkumar parayil

    very very interesting

  • http://aol.com Medline

    You are one of the most influential people online right now and I just wanted you to know that. WoW what an essay!!!!

  • Jay

    Hey everyone, currently im 18 and I’ve been trying to improve myself since I was 16. I can say that I completely agree with the idea of the humand kind having “entities”(souls) in our bodies, and that to become a genious it takes a mastering of the mind and it’s thought process. For me the only problem im having with this is mastering and sticking to a plan(organization/laziness) that is the problem.

    KRISHNA said on September 18, 2006 at 6:37 am
    Genius is a product of nature. It’s very had to encode the genes for Intelligence. It can be proved in many ways. For an instance Nobel laureautes were attracted to science at an embroyonic stage very naturally not being asked. So all they need is the environment which can trigger their intelligence. The reverse is not true. Developing skills can definitely make a decent remarks in their careers like programming or manager. But definitely not scaling to heights. Genome research has proved that intelligence is innate and cannot be changed. Let’s not try something which is beyond our capability. We can do or think things emotionally like how can you say that it’s not possible…blah…blah
    but rationality is the prime thing which we need to bring and look into this matter cautiously. Science is a fact and it’s not a belief system. We need to accept this fact. If you need the fact please visit http://www.genome.org/
    Scientiest have isolated the genes for intelligence and may be in the near future can decode the information and reveal the stunning truth. Let’s not carry false hope to burden our mind. Many people would narrate incidents how a person become genius at the later stage of the life. Some genes remain dormant and express itself as time comes. GENIUS are born but not made.

    I just want to say I believe your opinion is wrong, and that Science is not a fact.. but is theory based on carefull observation and statistics..

    And I honestly dont believe you or anyone else could use science to prove anything to be a 100% fact. Simply because I believe humans dont have “all” knowledge. Example: Using science you could say my paper is white, but you only see it as white. And who’s to say that we see colors and not feel them or taste them. Distinguish taste and touch, who’s to say they’re not one in the same.

    I believe when thinking in this huge potential complexity of confusion. Everyone’s ideas are jointed somehow.. linking everyones thoughts in a pool of somekind. Possibly meaning all humans are connected somehow through someone or something who understand it all. Which is who i belive to be “God”.

    As for the ideas on the beliefs of God. No, i havent the read a real bible, only a childeren’s bible when i was little. Yes I believe in God, and I question all stories from the bible said to be true, because anyone could have changed it over time. But, i dont kick it to the curve.

  • http://www.hi5.com Handell Allen

    this information that is present i must say ‘it really contributes alot in becoming a genius’. but the part that say there is no god but the spiritual entity, that’s totally a NO NO info. but good info overall on the main topic ‘HOW TO BECOME A GENIUS’.

  • Josh

    i like this essay alot i. thank you for writhing it.

  • Tabitha Davis

    Geunis…um, don’t think so. To be a better person yes, not to mention a productive and helthy way to live life. To grow. I only say this because I believe that all people have different learning compassity. It’s the way a person brain WORKS that makes all the differents. You can always learn but are limmited in your abilitys to retain information. (In essence, you have it or you don’t.) Please correct me if you feel like in wrong

  • Bassil Kherallah

    the “vital data” about the existance of god really caused people to get upset. to clear up the arguments about the existance of God, it makes sense that he exists if you think about everything in this universe. How is it possible for the Big Bang to have occured from a small thing in the middle of nothing at all just by chance, with all the complex biological lifeforms and physics so perfectly formed without the help of a supremely powerful force? How can deciduous forests shed leaves in the fall and regrow them in the spring simply because they “happened” to fall into the 0.0000000000000001% chance of being that way? How come every part of the human body has a purpose, as well as every part in nature? This is all proof that God truly exists, who created us as well as everything around us. Questioning his existance would be very foolish, because we are just humans that live in a small home in a small country in a small planet in a solar system in a galaxy in a universe in a who knows what, and God is greater than that and knows more than us, so to be a genius, you have to first use this reasoning to understand that God is better than us all, and then you can try to become a genius while knowing that your intelligence benefits humankind, with no thoughts about man being God. The three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all share this belief, and there were plenty of geniuses from these religions who made a big impact on the world.

    My final statement is that philosophy can be a dangerous power to the human mind that can lead it to believe that humans are the only things that can understand how the universe works, but can also be a useful tool if one understands the true powers of the universe, as it doesn’t limit thinking, but aides it in these matters.

  • http://gumshoeville.blogspot.com Mir The Vintage Prodigy

    If someone says this theory is broken ; I meant = a varacious wrong, I might say so. Because GENIUS is a nature but can be learnt – if we live with the word IMPOSSIBLE, you can be so cynic to accept Jim’s theory. But the theory is not important ! At least, Jim had done a great thinking. His mind is incrediblely terrific.

    Why people are so sure that nobody can be a GENIUS?
    1. Because they easily don’t understand the real meaning of GENIUS.

    Take point, buddies. Read online dictionaries. They will tell you zillion meanings of GENIUS. We can be a GENIUS. Whatever type of GENIUS is, or we can’t be a GENIUS like Einstein and Darwin, we indeed can try.
    If we realize we cannot, just think like a genius.
    This makes you awesome. It may sound like a GENIUS and you will have big thinking. DO THINK BIG.

  • Ian

    This is only a part of the nature of a genius, but a genius is more than the fact that you know its a combination of logic art data and focus.

    so:
    Logic: do logic puzzles.
    Art: learn art.
    data: learn stuff for your reqired feild.
    focus: do a martial art or yoga.

    always remember your capable of morethan you think, and evry thing you know is probably wrong, always question yourself and others. and realise that being a genius is close to insanity you dont have much in common with other people usless data is mind clutter. you earn what you learn…. madness.

  • Kelvin

    Your material is excellent. If you have anymore please email it to me or additional reference material.

    Sincerely

    Kelvin

  • joe

    a genius is only average next to the person he is sitting.

  • http://uz.ac.zw admire chiriseri

    what u said is essential to human mind.i am luck 2 find a contemporary philosopher

  • unkown

    The ture genius near revile him as ‘genius’. The man who thinks he is genius is fool becasue knowlege is vast. If we deep knowledege deeper knowledge is nor less or small but your way of writting is good enough.

    ‘The tree, which has silky leaf alway grow big’.

    -unknown………

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  • Belonwu Madekwe

    This is a very inspiring and educative article, nice work Jim. I admire the techniques you used when informing us, the readers, on how to positively manipulate our minds; however, I have a number of questions that I would like to express:
    1) To be a genius, does one have to completely release themselves from the tight grapple of 21st century entertainement ( T.V, Radio, Gaming Consoles, playing cards e.t.c)?
    2) Does one have to completely focus on acquiring vital and valuable data on their career interests,in order to acheive full intelligence? (e.g. If i chose to be a lawyer, must I focus entirely on gaining as much information as I can in the field of Law?)
    3) Were can a person acquire the necessary aids needed to become a genius at their speciality? (books, e.t.c)

    By the way, I am a 16 year old boy looking to improve his brain power to a standard wish can be comparible to that of a genius.
    Please Email me if you wish to give me some usefull tips. Thank you.

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  • chenda

    it is so good that i have never seen before,because it can show me how can i use my data and adjust my mind to chose the good books for reading.farthermore it show a new way for me finding the new destination and pick up the new life to struggle the abstacle to face me like stupidity.
    thank you for providing the comment and i can get experience from your essay.
    ng chenda.

  • AJAY TIWARI

    I REALLY LIKED IT. YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE STABLE DATUM. IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVED IT. ACCORDING TO ME A GENIUS IS A PERSON WHICH LOOKS A PROBLEM TO THE DEPTH WITH ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AND CHOOSES IT FROM THEM.

  • sh a

    it was nice but i’m not agree with the idea that a spirtual entity can become a god.this is not right.someone must create us that we call it god .sos how can we be in a same place with him.never a creature cannot be in the place of a creator.
    thanks god for everything that has given us and specially because of our mind.

  • Obie

    real nice Mikki, but i have a comment on what you said, i religion called Islam came hundreds years ago and its messenger called Mohammad, they asked him to give him a prove that he’s right, and he said that the moon will be split in 2 halfs tomorrow, and when the other day came it splitted, and now … after years scientists found that moon was splitted to be 2 halfs,

    and they have something called Qur’an “they say that this book is from god, and he send it to Mohammand”, when you read it you’ll find many science facts discovered hundreds years ago!, like “when you get out of ozone you’ll not be able to see anything, it would be tottaly dark, or the more you move faster the more time will be slower”

    do you think that this religion is able to be questioned? i dont think so…

    go and collect science facts, go read their Qur’an, and you’ll find them written in it, written and discovered hundreds years ago.. strange right?

  • Jack

    Yeah, I agree with Obie about the statement of scientific facts in Quran.
    There are numerous other examples there to be read. For example, it is written in Quran that in future ‘Metal will speak’. That sounds quite wierd but today we come to know that that in almost all the sound producing devices, be it speakers, phones, televisions etc, magnet is used. So, thats it! It has predicted the future in many other places. Worth a read.

  • Noah

    I must agree with you Jack and Obie, I too had read the Quran and surprisingly I had found so many interesting facts that would have been impossible to actually be discovered 1400 years ago. So many things, like the splitting of the moon, that metal is not an element that originated on earth, that the salty seas cannot combine with the sweet, facts about embryology, (“A time when the sky shall split and become a shape of rosey red flower”)this could be seen by the (Cateye Nebula)… Many interesting facts…Its really a worth read

  • wolf lord

    I thought you became a genius by thinking about everything and of course reading and mathematics.

  • ignoranceisnotbliss

    What a stupid waste of time writing this article. Vain. Ignorant. And Proud.

  • DPC

    I will infact state that being a genius is to have a mind whirling with fruitful ideas and a constant manifesting of new initiatives. The huge archive of music won’t get out of my head. It plays over and over. It tells me of a way to reach the other side, while all are astonished by the problematic circumstances. While they lift, I lever, and while they walk, I roll. That is the definition of being a genius. You can always teach someone which conlusions to come to, but you cannot teach them how to analyze to come to these conlusions.

  • Jeremiah

    really nice,
    but i strongly disagree about the spiritual entity of man being a God.Our need for Him is ever great not until we find him.GOD is the creator and so we must give HIM the due that he deserves.

    But to those who refuse to acknowledge the power of themselves are delusional and cannot see that men created God.

  • Computer Worshiper

    A very beautiful essay. keep up the excellent work :) i wonder if you have any link to any other works that you have done.

    After i read the essay and then checking out the comments I found out that are are many people dislike or disagree about being a god yourself. i feel so sick of people keep posting comment about it so i skipped all the comment and make 1 that i hope clear up people mind.

    on #10 “There is no God but the spiritual entity of man could be considered to be a God when reached its potential capabilities. ”

    I understand what Jim Westergren mean on that; because a person whoever able to say that he/she has to keep a neutral state of mind when learning many different religions. He is not shallow person with little knowledge. it take a lot of courage, wisdom, and the brain editor to make a final decision to say it. Everyone has a spritual mind and belief but not necessarily blindly believe in god. it is obvious that whoever disagree on the statement already limited on what you can think.

    So for people who blocked their mind on learning the positive things about different or unknown relegions please go learn with an open mind after make a conclusion, then you can agree or disagree on what he said. dont just post a comment that is not based on your criteria. it just make you sound like a fool.

    ~~~stop reading if you already dont like what i said~~~
    now, lets get down to the point.
    #1 anyone ever see god? answer this with your eyes (your eyes ever see god?)

    #2 God is the creator of all things and he gave you life? if you able to read this far, please go kiss your mom and dad for that they didn’t do the abortion and raised you to this day financially, physically, and mentally. GOD didn’t raised you nor give birth to you. but then again you will disagree because talking about human, he is the one made your parents and me. tell me! you will base on what to tell others that god gave you life when your mom and dad are the people who did all the work to get you to be whoever you are today? shame on you!

    #3 how do you know that god is good or bad? god is a higher supernatural being. a being with free wills able to do good or bad things. you wish he/she as god do good things because the back of your head has all the confusion and unimaginable fear if god is evil. he/she never done anything evil nor good so you rather think he/she as god is good.

    #4 “imagine” just imagine, yourself failed off the deep valley. Your hands and legs are paralized. what keep you alive is your mouth biting on a tree branch. there is a guy who see what is going on and he tell you to open your mouth and say “god, please save me,” then “you will be saved.” tell me. what would you do?

    #5 Subject is unable to be proven or disproven. when you search and read the “Theory on How to Become a Genius essay” you already looking into the world of science. please, please dont read stuff like this when you can just ask your god to make you a genius if you pray hard enough. i hope you understand what i mean when i say this.

    #6 myself has a religous. i do believe there is a higher power. but i also believe that my parents are my creator and science is the key to the future; the foundation in this meterial world.

    #7 please stop posting comments about #10 from “vital data” i rather see other comments and reponse from what others has to say which would help me pratices these techniques.

  • Computer Worshiper

    wow i just checked again on comments and found some response that really interesting. but holly cow. sound like fun. i just make a book and say random things then wait for millions of years later when that coincident happen that would make me a god. prediction is not creation period. only way it is not prediction is when it can be make and proven at that time period. why dont god make the speakers or radio back then when he has the magic to make the book? why dont he make big picture that magified where the crack are back then? why wait till million years later? lolz please guys i am getting sick of BS. but i know what Jim Westergren means on what is value data and what is useless data.

  • Obie

    Computer Worshiper, you just proved that you are stupid as hell, religions came hundreds years ago when people didnt know what is the moon, didnt even know what is metal… so do you think it will make sense to tell those people that there’s something called metal, and u can use it to build house? lol!!! … u know what gonna happen? when they find the metal they will adore it fool!!

  • Computer Worshiper

    Computer Worshiper, you just proved that you are stupid as hell, religions came hundreds years ago when people didnt know what is the moon, didnt even know what is metal… so do you think it will make sense to tell those people that there’s something called metal, and u can use it to build house? lol!!! … u know what gonna happen? when they find the metal they will adore it fool!!

    To: Obie
    lmao, Obie!
    well, i have no intention of fighting over that Obie. Since you have a shallow of knowledge and you seeing as well as speaking only on your personal view which based on too little criteria.

    lets skip all the ice age, stone age and jump to the metal age.
    let me tell you some facts are: 1000 b.c.e. is the beginning of metal age for most places however china already in bronze age at 2000 b.c.e. (which mean already 1000 years a head). without telling especific information for the use of metal you already have a general idea of what metals are for.

    Every single tribe has its own religion. the reason i use the word “tribe” to show that in a group of people already have different beliefs which created so many religions. Religion gain its power by conquering land and spread its teaching. so lets not have a war on internet :) since i love every religion because no matter what; its teaching telling people to do good things “i strongly dislike human sacrafice to please god though. the word god here is not only used by christian or muslim but use by many religions.” History already started at 8000 b.c.e. until 570 a.c.e is when Muhammad was borned in Mecca. that is how long?

    “Obie” is that how you look at people who created history? you think they are just like you? i read your post over and over for like 20 minutes and still can’t take my eyes off what you wrote. how can an educated person talk like that? I know it is a waste of my time writing all this to you since you couldn’t interpret the meaning anyway. do you know what is logical fallacy? what is tentative facts? what is common knowledge? what is standard level of knowledge to read a certain book? if you can’t tell what is right and wrong from reading a book (or what people say) then you can’t generate author’s idea into your own. I think your mind is in a deep well, and only see a small rounded sky……….ah well, i give up. based on what you criticised about me and how you looked at ancient people show that you are not worth for me to share ideas with.

    To: Jim Westergren
    thank you again for the awsome information in your essay. I love the essay so much; is also why i keep posting comment to support your idea. today i stop posting comment since comments can be posted by kids, immature, little knowledge, to highly intelligent people. I envy people who posted intelligent ideas in comment but for some low people to post their idea without thinking just get me frustated.

  • paul

    Just a comment.. stop changing the 1000 B.C. (Before Christ) to 1000 B.C.E. (Before Common Erra) It has always been Before Christ because maybe christ might have existed (hint hint :)

  • Obie

    am sorry about what i said but.. since the first ages, when Judaism, Christian and Islam were found, no one could disprove their validity (that they’re the only religions from god), trust me every one of these 3 religions is corroborated by facts which no one knew in that time, and i just wonder how can a “highly intelligent” person disprove it, building his essay on nothing but his “personal view”, was you depending on something when you was writing this?,

    trust me you cant ignore the existence of god, he’s the one who created you, who gives you the mental power and the ability to think, create and discover, and the one who gives you the ability to have this argument with me, unless you have another idea about the existence of human being, universe cant be caused by accident and if yes then the following story must be true..

    “an atheist said that this universe caused by accident and he wanted someone to disprove his theory, he sat a date with a religious man to make a conversation about this matter, and when the date came the religious man didnt come so they sat another date, when this date came the religious man arrived late, so the atheist man asked him about the reason of his lating, the religious man replied “in the first date i couldnt come because a river in the middle of the desert blocked my way so i returned home, and today the same thing happend but with a bigger river, while i was thinking about how to cross this river something weird happend which is a big tree fall down and created a boat full of girls and liquors and all this happend by accident” .. the atheist man replied “thats nonsense how could a tree fall down and create a boat full of girls accidently?” the religious man replied “you dont believe that a tree could fall to create that boat accidently then how could you believe that the whole world is caused by accident?”.

    maybe “i” was wrong about metal, but what about the other facts?.

    its enough today kid, oh by the way its not you to judge if someone have shallow of knowledge or not, also its not you to judge if someone is talking about on his personal view which based on too little criteria or not.

    good luck and hope waste another 20 mins reading it, maybe you’ll understand it

  • Marc

    Peppermint, someone?

    In this article you say things I, too, suspect -or ‘hope for’, really-.
    It’s absolutely hilarious to see how many people try to comment with an intelligent ‘fruit of their minds’… it seems they are all living up to rule number 1 of becoming a genius: believe it yourself. Funny. Or: good job Jim.

    So, here comes something written as a kind of reaction -or should I say ‘an unclear clarification’?- by me, a genius in every vein of my body (see rule number 11):

    ‘Being’ a genius itself can have many ways of showing it. The definition you gave, “Someone who has an unusually high level of intelligence, mental skill or artistic ability.”, says it all. Intelligence is just a part of being a genius, and I believe it is not necessarily to be the greatest part: so far with the intelligent comments here.

    People can have their own genius-moments. The discovery of new knowledge, the invention of something basically useful or even the ability to develop a hole new method/system for something. Those three respectively are the most precious outings of something different in the three categories given by your dictionary.

    Everyone has a chance to get such insight. It doesn’t necessarily has anything to do with knowledge, but with insight in how everything works. The key words ‘discovery’, ‘invention’ and ‘new’ I used above, all are an important part of understanding what makes something genius. It’s something you said somewhere in this article too, I think. Being a genius is much more then just learning what other people say and forming a good base of vital and valuable data. However, with all that, you can have a good start in coming up with something new, something fresh. That’s being genius. Or even shine a light on a new aspect is genius.

    In my believe, being a genius has all to do with being fresh.

    Peppermint, someone?

  • Computer Worshiper

    marc, pass me 1 please :)
    i think i know what you mean. there are some situation a person get to be called genius:
    1) invented something new
    2) discovered something new
    3) make a new path and become supper rich
    4) a wise man?
    5) a young man who has a 80 years old person’s wisdom?
    being a genius is like being a hero (too bad usually only dead people get to be called hero). a person get to be called a genius only at a certain time at a certain situation. i am currently working on jim’s principles and see if it works for me or not.

    thanks for the peppermint :)

  • Rayan

    Marc you’re perfect .. Jim, basing on what you said the person can become a genius in 1 or alittle more fields, every useless data can become a very vital ones, and every vital data can become a very useless ones, since you considered that information as a useless ones you didnt analyze it which make you seem an average person .. i think the secret of being genius is the ability to analyze every information so “as mac said” you find out how things work, while analyzing every new information you’ll be more able to criticize these information so it help you developing that information and so help you finding some new possibe ways to use those information in and also make it easier for you to save it in your memory so you can use it later in a creative way..

    so far, everytime i think about the reason of being genius i find that analyzing and finding new possibilities are the main reason of being genius, and the rest of mental powers are just a helping-hand which we “must” develop too.

  • Eth0s

    I always felt that genius is not what you knew but how you looked at it. What I found common among all of the famous geniuses is that they had a new way of looking at things instead of just knowing a lot about things.

    There is the theory of universal gravitation (IE: What you think about most is drawn to you) which would suggest that it is, in fact, possible to become a genius simply by wanting to become a genius then following the paths that would accomplish this (vital and valuable data).

    This article was very well done, but I do see some things in it that just feel like empty filler (parts about GOD). I believe in a higher power, however I do not wholly believe in religion (I do roughly follow the Latter Day Saints) the main reason being is that religion was made for the sheep so that they could accept the enlightened thoughts of someone else, religion feels like it’s only purpose is to keep (excuse my brute statement) the “dumb” people together and happy.

  • Mr.Honest

    This is in response to a statement left by a Mr. Ethos. You said you didn’t aggree with the empty filler of a latter participant in this forum, which was about God mostly I suppose.

    Well you see Mr. Ethos you get, what you except to be or know to be. For example if your whole life you were never enlightened to organize and file the datum of lets say a type of bird, you would never take notice of it. Let’s just say that pop culture just hasn’t been enlightened to that datum because of some past decision made by the heads of those who can control our education. And so since you would be busy learning other things you would never think of that bird that sometimes flys by. You would never be able to share that datum as some source of reality with another and thus create affinity so that you could get the all human need of acceptance.

    In regards to religion coming from man, that is highly debatable. You see your saying that religion is some opinion of some here for say. But those in the know, know that the bible, the Quran, and even the Torah; the three world religions that have books that originate from historical times that were presented and then testified to past and even future occurances. And some even brought to light those things that were misunderstood. OK NOW FOR EXAMPLE:Noahs Ark, crack on the moons surface (in relation to the supposed miracle that the Prophet muhammed pointed at the moon and it split in to pieces one going west and the other going east), so many hard evident things can be shown to prove a miraculous enlightenment from a non human source. I personally am more familliar with the Islamic perspective. That is that the Quran it self can prove that no man wrote it since the information in it was revealed in a time where that kind of thinking didn’t even exsist. All scientific type stuff.

    I hope you can give your self a chance to look into the other side of your argument so that you can really prove that you are right, or other wise except humbly that you are wrong.

  • http://www.QNA2Z.com ambassador

    “Dianetics” and “Scientology” can save the planet ? ? ?
    I wish I could be around long enough to collect on that bet. What’s gonna happen soon is that millions of born again Christians are going to vanish off the face of the Earth. “The mis-beguiled herd” as the trilateral committee calls you people, will buy into the UFO propaganda and believe that WE born again Christians were taken by a hostile ET and you will all panic around the world and instantly the Anti-christ (the new world order leader) will bring “order from chaos” as the masons slogan goes, and you’ll all give up your independence rights for the false sense of security of joining the flock for protection in numbers. You’ll enjoy 3 1/2 years of peace and plenty. After that, the following 3 1/2 years, you’ll all be begging the mountains to fall on top of you to protect you from the wrath of God for you disobedience. That’s if you even live through any of it. After you eventually die, you’ll spend approximately 1000 years in Hell, hot and thirsty as Hell, and waiting to be judged by God, and then cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity.
    Your genius doesn’t touch my wisdom.
    Time will prove me right!
    ambassador
    QNA2Z.com
    p.s., your planet will be destroyed by God.
    But it’s not too late . . .
    Jesus loves you and want’s to forgive you and spare you from eternal punishment. He already suffered for your disobedience. All you have to do is stop living the way that YOU think is right. The bible is God’s instruction manual for mankind. “If all else fails, try following directions”.

  • Jinu

    Hi all,
    I think its time to stop fighting about genius and becoming a genius…
    If u were a genius u wouldnt be reading this article about becoming a genius….And about god….God is THOUGHTS….No one has seen him so how can anyone comment on him/her/etc..
    When u r a child the thought of god is put in u..and u die without seeing him thinking that he will come to lift you.Whenevr we r in trouble we look up and call god y me…but just think do u call him wen u feel joy/love/emotions etc…
    To be god is not easy coz u will then have to know:
    How to love others
    How to smile
    How to be greatful
    How to contribute
    And the list goes on and on…….
    The one who does all this is the god
    and the one who know how to do this is the “GENIUS”..
    Ask the geniuses and they will tell you….
    “BE THE MASTER OF YOUR DESTINY RATHER THAN DESTINY MASTER YOU”
    The world was here is here and will be here.Nature has given us everything.All the ideas are floating in the air just grab it as the geniuses
    has done….You may die but ur thoughts live………..
    I AM JINU AND ALL I WANT TO BE IN MY LIFE IS “JINU”
    So cya guys lets c what u got in u…………….
    TAKE CARE…

  • Rayan

    To: Jinu

    maybe Jinu, but Enstain didnt see the future flows into the past while working on his relativity, it was just a matter of deductive logic to find out about that, and the same goes with the universe and god, god is not only thoughts..

  • freako

    your theory is kinda interesting … but i totally disagree with the point that there’s no God.. i mean seriously, if you’re trying to be a genius, you would ask yourself and keep wondering: “who made this world?” or “why am i here?” or “what is the purpose of me being on earth?”
    most scientist claim that things were formed and evolution happened etc. but all what they said are theories and non of their conclusions are certain.
    You may ask yourself, at some point in your life : Who created the universe and all the amazing creatures on earth?
    when you do ask yourself.. maybe your “datum” will change. And by the way all the scientist (who were geniuses) believed in God and never considered themselves to be. (if u think i’m crazy, just read einstein’s biography and his quotes)
    I hope that u take my point into consideration because if you do, you might be a genius.

  • Jinu

    to freako..
    Hi buddy wats up…I dont think so i ever told tat ther is no god…wen i said god is thoughts wat i meant was..that god is wat u think..god is different 4 everyone..so that means it becomes impossible to describe him..coz as i said earlier no one has seen god but we knw some power exists..It is just like electricity we cant c it but we all know wat happens wen u get a electric shock….God is more powerful than d electricity..no one can explain…u can only feel that power..may b one day he will appear in front of us who knows…
    And about Einstein He had different views about god…he knew how to seek god the truth the universe……thts y he was so successful….
    If we can seek the truth the god then with 100% accuracy we too can contribute to the world as Einstein ,Jesus Christ,Thomas Edison,Bill gates,Henry Ford,etc etc etc…and the list goes on……
    Final Note: “BE THE SEEKER OF THE TRUTH AND U SEEK GOD..”.
    Cya guys take care…luv u all

  • Mikidey

    I just read this article, and i am quite fascinated by the principles in it. and cant wait to explore the genuis in me.
    Whether its been tested or not i dont know and i think it is best self-explored.
    I do believe in God and I believe strongly im on my way to becoming a genuis.
    Please, could anyone who has tested the principles of this article reply to my comment.
    kudos to the writer of this article.

    Check out Graeme’s comment december 13, 2006, its a game theory in its basic form, you dont have to be familiar with game theory to know the best payoff in graeme’s simple game theory.
    Good job Graeme.
    God bless.

  • unique

    i do think that learning is the key
    life is so nice when u can glide right down the path straight to happiness , without the pain, hate etc. when you know right from wrong and really try to be the best u can be for yourself and for others.

    im a 20 year old woman that believes in myself but sometimes not others i have never felt the same as others all my life i felt different never better than someone but out of this world i believe that hate is evil fights and crime to another is not human i fell like there are a lot of lost souls walking this earth . how could a person enjoy hate or think its cute i know i might sound crazy and maybe i am but people in this world and even people i know seem like a story something like a role to play in life.
    u have your gangstas your shys your evils your always happys . not matter if you where born in the 20′s 30′s 40′s etc it has always been a person u could relate to either if it was a life style or way of belief life really repeats itself. i believe in a god a creator because im here today and this world is very old and it had to start some where right ? what if it was no god no human no earth no plantes no stars then what would it be??
    nothing

  • Brad

    So what if you want to be average, but are considered a genius, by the growing population of (ahem) err… unintelligent people?

  • Ray Anthony Renacia

    Ehmm… There are few things I would like to point out!!!

    1. There is a GOD and his name is JESUS!!! He created the universe and all humankind in his likeness in a sense that humans are living souls…They have a physical body and a spirit..When humans die their bodies goes back to the ground and the spirit, which been breathd unto us, goes back to GOD.. Our soul either goes to HEAVEN or to HELL.. Which place do you belong? The BIBLE has answers for this…”Except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD.”
    2. GOD has given us various talents…We all have our own field of expertise..
    3. A man can only grow as much as his horizon allows. You can be what you want to be..YOu just have to focus on that certain goal and never take your eyes of it! You can be a doctor, an engineer, a scientist, provided you pay the price!!! That is work and devotion/commitment.
    4. Thank you GOD for giving me such a dynamic Brain which knows no bounds.
    5. To bring back the time is the only thing that I find humans will never be able to achieve…We can go to space but not bring the time back..No Time Machines will ever be created…Amen!

  • John Jones

    God is irrelevant in “becoming a genius.” God may have created this world and most likely the entire universe for all we know, but we are the ones that control our actions and thoughts. God merely evaluates us as we act. In my opinion, there is a genius in all of us; it just hasn’t been found yet in some people.

  • Brad

    If man were good and not evil we would still be walking in the Garden of Eden with God.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/theory-on-how-to-become-a-genius/ shreyas

    thank you so much !
    i really appreciate the work you have put in this website to help others
    you are a genius!

  • Alex

    believing in God or not has nothing to do with being genius, i dont see any relation between them, and so you people left the main topic and went on talking about your beliefs…

  • tepcuz

    great article,..to become a genius we have to being selective about all the information that available. But i believe there are many ways for us to take, to reach the Rome.,so to become a genius not determined only one reason. But this is a good one,mate ^_^

  • shyam kumar gabbita

    MIND BLOWING .A PERSON WHO FOLLOWS THIS MAY BECOME GENIUS.OF COURSE WE KNOW THESE KIND OF THINGS EARLIER

  • Brad

    It seems to me that this essay cannot be understood unless you are allready a genius.

  • Tom

    The essay is somewhat written in an valuable way for me. Yes indeed, our brain functions along our purpose which in turn determine what we ought or ought not do. However, learning to become a genius solely through knowing what is affirmation, critical thinking and other related technique is way to oversimplistic. I don’t know what is genius according to you, but scientifically speaking, genius tend to possess sharper mental skills (thinking faster, visualizing better). What you mentioned were just parts of the attitudes needed to get there.

    No matter what, I’m still glad to have read an essay as such, and i encourage people to write essays related to genius and think it might be valuable for everyone.

  • john mar

    i’ll try it… thank you very much for the great information you gave me…

  • Louie Bongolan

    God gave us all everything even an endless happiness…That’s how Genius is He..precisely because He loves us much,He gave us the KEY or opportunity to learn to become a GENIUS.

  • http://cpp_landyahoo.com S . => *

    I mostly agree…
    but:
    There is no God but the spiritual entity of man could be considered to be a God when reached its potential capabilities. ( I think there is also God …upon you, until you become a God yourself …You upon others)
    .
    .
    .
    strongly agree : Consider yourself being a genius and act like one in every moment of your life and you will very soon feel that you are one.
    …I really gets a sort of confidence or something!… you really can do better if you believe and work hard. gn

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/theory-on-how-to-become-a-genius/ Elpidio C. Arroyo III

    Message from the Philippines’
    Think what you like you would be; and things will just follow..

    It is not unbelievable for a person to become a genius. It takes time and perseverance fro a person to reach a Genius Status.

    With the proper system of learning, good parenting and knowledge a person can become a great genius.

    God made us more than what we think we are. With God nothin is impossible. But be reminded that as our Creator and Savior we should, special mention to the genius ones, that He is above us all.

    A little saying I’ve created and guided me thru out my daily activities in school and believe me it had hlp me a lot.

    I believe that a Genius is born;
    But a Genius can also be made!

  • Timothy gaskins

    The information in this article is exactly the tools people need to be come a genius. I high school, I was not in the regular classes but the exceptional classes; and now I ‘m in college with two more years to ago. Everyone is created equal and I’m a living example.

  • Ink Penn

    I’ll follow the philosophy of the article – I’ll begin by doubting the points mentioned article itself. Not doing so, I think, would be a grave violation of the philosophy listed out, won’t it?

  • Ashish

    Hi Jim,
    You’ve mentioned the following in one para:

    “The first thing to learn is that a person CAN become more intelligent, and I am sure even possible to become a genius, all by himself. And it is definitely not necessary to meditate 10 years on the top of a mountain in china to achieve it.”

    Well, long back I gave a small presentation on Emotional Intelligence. For which, I went thru several websites on web. And to my surprize, I came to know that:
    A person’s intelligence is constant. It is fixed since his/her birth. It can not be increased or decreased. (Maybe some genes has something to do with intelligence. I recently watched a program on National Geography, where a molecular biologist, in an experiment, examines genes from some thousand twins to know which genes are responsible for high intelligence. Not sure about the outcome though.)
    The results that the person achieves in his/her life, are directly proportional to the application of his/her intelligence throughout his life. So assuming this as truth, what you’ve presented here is ways how to apply your intelligence more. But guess, you can not take the level of your intelligence up.

    (Maybe you would see the above as destructive data and I would see as vital one.. :) )

    I guess you’ve just used the word intelligence loosely here.
    I am not questioning your theory here, your ideas are quite practicable. however, would like to know what you think/argue over the above point.

    Best regards-
    Ashish.

  • Xavier Mazda

    In response to Ashish,
    I will tell you a personal story. When I was growing up I was a poor student. My grade point avg. was roughly 1.5. I had to retake some classes while in high school because I wasn’t pulling the grade. In the end I just barley passed high school, and received a diploma.
    One could argue that I just wasn’t applying myself—and they would be right to a degree. But, when I did apply myself, I had to work very hard to get a good grade—me easiest classes were art and phy. ed.
    When school was done I joined the military. And one day while on a flight I found a magazine article advertising the 100 greatest books ever written. This caught my curiosity—so I tore it out, and brought it with me to my home.
    I tore it out because I had always felt dumb—and an I.Q test that I took that same year pointed to the fact that my I.Q. was 96(just below the norm)—and I wanted to be smart.
    So, about a year later I started reading the books on that list. One after another I worked my way through them. I read classic novels, philosophy, psychology, science,…etc. And, I soon noticed that reading made me curious about other subjects, so I would read them as well. Subjects that horrified me, and were difficult for me, soon became easier.
    During this time I also wrote in notebooks so that I could clarify what I thought, and read.(This period of reading lasted 4 to 5 years, and I had ready well over 500 books on everything from epistemology, game theory, chaos theory, comparative religion, ethics, mathematics, feminism, corporate globalization, and so on.
    Also after a few years of reading, I finally took another I.Q. test, and this time I scored a 123—it was a Mensa test. I was amazed, a 27 point increase. I realized then that intelligence could be increased, and that the authorities were wrong! I was living proof.
    I still continue to read, but now I spend most of my time thinking. Thinking about philosophy, science, education, mathematics,…etc. I am able to problem solve quickly and with clarity. I see the big picture and can also fill in the details. I learn very fast, and I am like a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. My last I.Q. test—Oxford Capacity—was 145. In a ten year time period I was able to get my I.Q. to increase 49 points—and I can feel it and see it within myself.
    Ashish, and others who agree with this person, must realize that there are people who would like to hold you back from achieving your full potential. And those who would must be questioned with full force—even the authorities. Remember, the authorities once told the world that it was flat, and then it was the center of the universe, and now we are the only planet that has life in the universe—what next do the authorities want us to believe?
    Sincerely,
    Xavier Mazda

  • http://SandCrab.com Julius Pope

    yo I seriously agree with what you are talkin about and I will use this advise for my ability.

  • abdias

    Wow this is good! your assay is very inspiring…
    The other thing that I found very inspiring is the fact that is not only me
    trying to be more,,, that’s awesome!

  • http://⌂

    We use under 10% of our minds, 90% is used on ”nothing”. To understand what nothing is you have to believe nothing, is not nothing, but instead something undiscovered by yourself, to discover it, you must find it, so start looking.
    I have unlocked 24% of my mind
    (oh and to query your first assumption, who ever said our mind is our brain?)

  • Kioko Kivesi

    Its my pleasure to get encouraging words like these because I have always wanted to become a Genius and already some people had started calling me so but now I see myself being a real Genius.

  • J. Walk

    I liked the article up to the point where it seemed like you must dedicate every second of your life to becoming a genius, just for the sake of becoming a genius o_O? As much as I like to learn and everything, I wouldn’t like to sacrifice my entire life soley for that purpose.

  • http://yahoo picdic

    i strongly believe that there is a God and he
    does in fact rule the universe. we are Gods
    creatures and we should abide by what the
    bible says. otherwise you will go to an eternity
    of firery hell with satin. anyways good article
    i strongly believe in it other than the fact that
    that man is a spiritual entinty

  • Phill

    well, humans have been living on earth for million of years, and what they have discovered need no more than 100000 years to discover, this must be enough to prove that humans intelligence is constant, all humans have the same amount of intelligence but what changes is the way of thinking, every century have different demands and those demands directs our brains to think in a way which satisfies those demands and so it directs our focusing process, so the only different between “person scored average and person scored high on I.Q test” is the way of thinking he uses, high scoring people analyze every word in the question, average people shut out many information given in the question, nowdays we shut out alot of the incomming stimulis which leads us to lose our logical way of thinking and thats why most of kids score high in I.Q test and in creativity tests, they dont shut nothing as every stimuli for them matters…

  • John Jones

    First of all, humans have not existed for millions of years; we are a relatively new species. Secondly, I do not believe that IQ tests are very accurate as far as determining one’s intelligence. However, like you said Phill, IQ tests do provide as a decent stimulus for our minds. When you bring up thinking, it intrigues me, does one really become a genius by having a different state of mind? Or maybe reaching this so called “enlightened” way of thinking can be accomplished simply by studying for hours on end (in an effective way). Or maybe we all have the same intelligence, just some of us try harder than others. All of these questions I believe are unknown, except in the minds of geniuses.

  • dimension

    I like everything hat you have said except about God. You meant well but you have NO right to say such a thing because it is something that someone chooses out of there own free will.So promise that you won’t critises religon again,OK?

  • Meghan

    This wasn’t very helpful…it basically talked about replacing bad data with true data. That would be extremely helpful. Except for the fact that you can not state an opinion as true or false. Especially saying There is no God. It is impossible to prove that therefor you don not know it is true. (the world is also packed full of other information like that that is part of a person’s own morals and is impossible to prove true or false.)

  • Dan

    I agree with what the person below me said, this essay gives an extreme ammount of useful information but with out GOD none of this is possible. people say that they believe in science but what people dont understand is that GOD maked science possible along with everthing else that the human mind cannot comprehend

  • Jun Keat

    God or no God, that’s just a superstitious. Some people believe that God exist, some don’t. However, science is the real thing. This article is definately worth looking. I’m going to try it out…

  • james night

    genius i dont know what it means all i know if you have the passion to know whats happening in your world thats a genius for me you are aware that you created in this world to do something its up to you to recognize your potential no one is better than the other they are just labeling someone better than the other. one thing common though for someone who has a higer IQ they have more time to learn more of something of someone and they ultimately care for that
    Religion is broad whatever your religion and faith, it is far beyond the state of mind in the end of the day its boils down to what matters to you we have all different state of geniusity in ourselves its up to you on how you enhanced it. everything is simple until it became complicated
    YOU became aware and then you acquire knowledge and then you have your own belief and then you stack up thats differ others from the geniuses thats what i believe

  • ben schiltz

    God or no God, that’s just a superstitious. Some people believe that God exist, some don’t. However, science is the real thing. This article is definately worth looking. I’m going to try it out…

    Science is only one part of the whole and I think it only explains one side of a story. What about that non physical side. I dont think we could ever explain the spiritual so we must turn to science to at least give us some sort of understanding of that which we can not see. We live in physical reality and can only understand what we see that which has form (sometimes not). Our senses sometimes deceive us wouldnt you say. LOL. Anyways this is just my own thoughts on it and it really does not matter. In the end we will all experience the truth of who we really are.

  • Faust

    great article (i disagree about the “no-god-theory” too)

    i did it, and now i´m much more intelligent than in my schooltime

    but it is a real hard work to become one (never give up, no matter what happen)

    good luck

  • Arvydas

    Ha.
    What is man without God (creator, absolute or whatever you call) ?

    In the end you know that knowledge is nothing, all is left is your consciousness.

    First of all cleaning your own cup is essential. Establishing communion with God takes you on the other level.
    Then you DONT need KNOWLEDGE to become GENIUS. (needing on becoming! is false)
    You dont need to become anything at all.
    You are already a Genius, just reverse the order- Brain is your tool not your master. (that is difficult yet simple, see how paradoxical life truelly is)
    Being Genius is not having knowledge and not having high IQ(becouse those are skills that anyone can learn).
    Genius is not cognitive content. It is cognitive capacity. It is speed and efficiency on processing information.

  • http://www.myspace.com/terrijjang teddy

    hey im like failing algebra b/c i was slacking off really bad;;
    and i can’t think fast like i use to and i came from korea so i can’t really speak english that well but i can’t believe how slow i am now can u like help me on making my brain work faster? or somthin lol
    msg me on myspace or send a mail thx ur story is really good i hope every one can read it so they will have a hope to be a genius

  • Shashikanth

    Hello Author,

    It is an Excellent Article.
    I have not come across Such a clasification of various DATA or was explained by other.
    Surely I will pratice these in my life.

  • jazzmund

    this is a very interesting site, how to become genius, i agree with you jim, the important( vital data,valuable data) is the one of the best way to achive your goal faster by the help of your current knowleage

  • Danny Ngise

    What you wrote is really good expect putting God apart and think you only are God ,that’s wrong.God is good he gave us knowledge that we can use and develop.But we are misusing it till we think he doesn’t exist and we can see the consequence like global warming. We will kill ourself with the science we are misusing in creating things like nuclear weapon and soon it will be the end of the world

    The most intelligent person is the one who fear God in everything he does because the other genius will all die but he who believes in God will never die.He knows the secret that lead to eternal life.Tell me what else is important apart from life that will never end

  • John Jones

    The most intelligent person is the one who fear God in everything he does…

    This is really inaccurate. For one, “fearing God” does not make you intelligent but wise (there is a big difference). But that’s besides the point, you should not “fear” God, that is wrong. What they mean in the Bible by “fearing” God is that you must respect god.

  • Baraka Xavier Francis

    It is definitely wise for everybody to strive towards becoming a Genius. Am working on it. Are you with me? Keep it up.

  • imbajang loggin

    dude,

    I believe that everyone on the planet has their own kind of genius. Some people are good at math, science, history, art, memory, writing. But the point is all humans are created different and equal. we’re all equal in that we are all human and have difficulties and talents. Geniuses are always among you and anyone can succeed.

  • http://www.friendster.com/rizalkung Flynn Frech

    Hey guys.. I’m not a smart person but I want to be one..

    Is it true ‘study hard’ makes you ‘smart’ or otherwise?
    I’m 16 and currently having problems by time to time as I grow up..
    I’m in a science class and I don’t know whether I’m a smart person or not..

    But..as I getting older and older..I feel like I’m getting it..
    It’s like…, I understand things pretty quick..
    I already bored with entertainments like games, porn and all that..

    I don’t even like to care about things around me..I care nothing at all including what I should be worry about..

  • Che Gaines

    I figure it has to be true, about helping others. How else will GOD or the universe or whatever you believe in help you. The answer I got out of this is its not about the quantity of knowledge you obtaine, but the quality and consistency of it. Everyone is a genius in their own right! This is not a religous arguement but everyone has a good point about the quote on spiritual entities. I believe that we are indeed capable of learning everything we encounter and we are depriving ourselves from that possibility by leading a life of medeocracy. Helping or contributing to others and learning how to concise the process of just that is in fact the role of a living genius.

    I will be 18 in Dec. 11 and I will be a genius by then

  • Eric

    Wow, lot of replies.

    Just a thought on one of the first comments. Reply to Mikki Freeman’s comment.

    If your choosen field is say software programming. You learn everything you can about software history, different programming languages, different programming levels ect. Every day you push yourself to learn more in this particular “ocean” of information.

    Now if you choose to believe that an atom is real due to what you hear and read from scientists. This isn’t something you have physically observed and tested yourself. This, according to your comment, Mikki, would not allow like 99 percent of people to become a genius. Even though this article claims that anyone can become one.

    Also, in the section vital data. Number 26 “The planet can be saved with..Dianetics” Seems to imply that number 25 “the planet is going down rapidly” due to psychosomatic illness?!?

    Maybe my vital data is wrong.. But I was under the impression we were going down due to overpopulation and polution.

  • dummydude

    i thought that it could really help me out because i have been needing help in school and if i want to get out i would think i would have to beome some type of a genius.

  • Ferocious

    I’m pretty sure that all of this people who left a comment is finding ways to become a genius just like myself. Actually, I’m still evaluating whether the data that you have given is vital and valuable for me or whether it’s just another useless data that I have gained. I’m not considering that part when you said that “There is no God”. hehehe

  • http://www.nsamizi.org moses

    I found myself on this website trying to understand what it means by a genius and probably become one but have found my self having picked alot of useless information from those who commented. perhaps i would have generated brief and useful ideas had i not wasted alot of time reading these contradictions. its true geniusesdont speak of themselves but others do for them. This useful time wasted has missed me a chance of becoming one.

    The author is a philosopher not a genius. you deserve your respect sir.

  • bby

    i strongly agree with the quote above.. there is strong points on the assay but i still agree dat God cannot b ever compared to man kind.

  • Maurice

    ive jus been reading over and over and over and over again that God is the intelligence bla bla…i onli have one question do you know or have u began to yhink what or who God is??when u do u will see that, church and all these things that make people conform to a certain way of life is bulshit…take for say a muslim believes in allah thats not the same as jesus but he still could be a genius…God is onli there to help those who know the truth have power over those who dont but also there as an alaby for those who have belief in themselves but dont know until the believe that god is with th them thus the start doin well and prayin to god the y jus dont know they are jus boosting their self confidence!!i am 16 goin to 11 grade i used to believe that everytime i prayed to god before i do a test i will pass but i always fail,, but the minute i started figuring out how the universe works i dont have to waste time praying to some i cannot see but expects me to believe when 4yr old are dyin of hunger..i dont know who the real GOD is but the one in the bible and the other religious books is not the real god and until u understand this forget being a genius u will never ever ever know the TRUTH!!!!my email is::

    [email protected] if you want to debate or if u wana know more

    maurice

  • ‘L’

    Dear Writer,

    I have been using all of my time on studying and how to study, how to remember, working on it day in and day out and still other people are alot better than I am my IQ is quite high, 144. I even have the motivation. The year before last year people made fun of me and got me in trouble becuase of the dillweed at V tech. I have been putting a lot of time into studying prodegies and those amazing minds and I can tell you that most of them are born and not made. My parents died in a fire so that’s another reason I want to become the best I can be. I currently live with a friend.
    The only tv I watch is Death Note about fictional geniuses and I study real genuises in my spare time. Your leaning more towards the side of Nurture and Nurture could be a huge part in the development of those super-geniuses, but Studies also show that when it comes to Prodegies their IQ’s are generally above 140.
    In clinical prodigy PET scans studied several prodigies and in those studies six to seven times the normal blood flow flowed to their brain. This is for mathematical prodigies and ‘calculators’
    Their also seem to think in terms of episodic and visual memory and can trasition into long term memory almost effortlessly. (For clinical)
    As on the subject of god, my Ancestor Guo Ziyi, is a famous general in life and in death became the Taoist deitie of luck and good fortune. On the japanese side of my family, Jubei Yagyu is my ancestor.
    As you can see I have good genetics as well, I have worked hard and I want it more than life itself. I have read over this article millions of times. You are born being a genius or you aren’t. P.S. I have also tried folding a thousand paper cranes and it doesn’t work. I have tried to eart nothing but brain foods and drink nothing but water and juices. I am taking my Omega-3 fatty acids, each day and only get food such as salmon kiwi and the good fat. I have prayed to three different gods. but as you can see nothing really works. Geniuses are born not made! Otherwise I would be one already.
    Out of the supposedly ‘miracle stories’ i’ve read the people became geniuses either didn’t have the right enviorment or just didn’t care.

  • Amos

    Nice article but I believe no genius can truly attain a full level of genii without accepting religion and not questioning it. God is the universal mind, the all there, all awesome , all powerful thoughtforce. Without God there is no mind,and without mind, there is no universe. We are in this universe because we were made by GOD. I believe that we all have special ability, part of the God-mind (the super conscious) is in us-the sub conscious) and our minds are constantly shaping the universe we are living in.It is true that the universe is going down rapidly and it is due to our own thoughts.
    The article is okay and good and many should read it. Most of it is true and very practical except that part about God.
    remember we have God in us (our spiritual part), and this defines our lives and whether our becoming genius is going to benefit or waste us and our universe. To contact me you can use [email protected]

  • martin

    “There is no God but the spiritual entity of man could be considered to be a God when reached its potential capabilities.”

    Without God there would be no man. Why is it that your standard genius will always try and convinve yout that there is no God…Being a genius doesnt mean you know everything. Sure, some scientists have proven lots of things…but they seem to be struggling to prove the most important thing. Do you really think that it’s a coincidence that we, as man, just evolved out of nothing. Sure, evolution is possible…but where did it all begin. Who made the first organism to adapt and undergo the Darwin’s process of natural selection… Don’t say coincidence, prove it. You can’t just always claim what you have proven, but try and neglect what you can’t.

    Other than that, good essay!

  • cyrus

    Mind opening article and nice comment

  • Joe Blow

    You can disprove God, nor can you prove the existence and integrity of such an entity. The reason why Genius’s often attempt to disprove the existence of the being because there have been numerous claims made by such doctrines as the ‘Bible’, which label the description of God as being entirely factual, Genius’s have the ability to use their own knowledge of what they have learnt to establish vital connections between fact and fiction, as a result, the hyperbole and elements presented within the distorted view do not measure up to the learned knowledge of physics and the laws of nature. It is entirely a coincidence, though a probable one, the restriction of free space within a single planet such as Earth, has often perpetuated the sensation of existing within a small universe. Contrary to belief, the universe is vast, and somewhat indefinable, there are virtually billions of areas within the universe that has the correct conditions to house life, Earth, simply being among the latter. Fossil records have provided highly indisputed evidence of the existence of evolution, to answer your first query, all life evolved from a single point of origin, the lukewarm conditions and perfect atmospheric environs provided highly habitable conditions for life, and the existence of water also justifies the beginning. All life evolved from singled celled, soft bodied organisms and organelles, each having a mitochondria and a nucleus, in much simpler terms, these single cells began to merge over the process of millions and millions of years, eventually, as their population flourished, these cells grew to become more complex, to adapt with their growing environment and myriad of predators.
    Evolution can also be evident today, some new born elephants have been born without tusks, due to the risk of being huntered by the human race, an obvious example of an animal adapting with an ever changing environment.

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  • JD

    I believe in faith and burning desire.

    I believe that if you have the burning desire to really become a genoius, and mix it with faith, you shall become one.

    I’m 17 years old, and have been smoking lots of marijuana/cannabis for a longer period of time because, I grew up in a very difficult enviroment, recently a quitted this abuse, and set to myself, that I will become smarter, I will become whoever I want to be. In my burning desire to quit this abuse and mixed with lots of faith, I did quit it.

    And as I did this I realized that we humanbeings can do whatever we want to do, if we have the DESIRE to do it. This has opened up my mind for a lot of things, I recently read this book, by napoleon hill, its called, THINK AND GROW RICH. A very inspiring book for me, which also inspired me to write this.

    I definitely recommond all of you reading this book, you may afterwards thrash it, if it’s not to your liking.

    And also a great article, also inspired me quite a bit to keep up on my work.

    Greetings from, Jesper D

    /ps: There may be some typos, as for that I apologize.

  • kent

    Hi. Agree witgh stuff on sel improvement. But i know that the vbest way of becoming a genius is acknowledging the source of our wisdom who is God. People like Myles Munroe, Ben Carson e.t.c are on that league and truly believe in the resurrected Christ. I would give you home work and read the Bible as a your self improvement text Check on proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the teachings of Jesus for starters.

  • http://myspace.com/i_love_drxten Peka

    In hawaii, our focus isnt necessarily the norm of what it probably is in the motherland. Basically, the locals here are either struggling to keep up with the world or working day by day to admit themselves into the popularity club. Few here value the power of the mind and how it can lead lives. I find this essay interesting. Finally i’ve found a source worth grasping. People usually clinch to the destructive and useless data. Society regulates without purpose of these things. At least that’s what i believe. Also, I’ve been submitted to christianity as well as what most people would call it, “mormonism.” (i’m mormon). Frankly, believeing in something doesn’t necessarily make it a hassle for the brain to invigorate. Doesnt it make you more of a genius if you can have faith in religion as well as the individual perspectives, recognition and evaluation of data? If it doesnt, does believing in santa clause danger the mental ability towards evaluation and value? Ask yourselves that. Churches give suggestions and reccomendations, they dont force you to do anything. If so, that’s F’d up. If half of the world read this essay, im sure they’re perspectives would change dramatically on how vital it is to edify and modify your thinking. Unless however, they dont care. What’s the point of life if you only know soooo little? hehe, I sure as hell want to know everything. Hopefully i’ll get there.

    Best regards,
    peka

  • ahmed abouali (egypt)

    i really dont agree with abscence of GOD you are so stiubed to say that .Issac Newton said”The universe must be made by a very wise cereator” wich is god .
    Although he was the most famous scientest in the history of phyicis.
    for any questoins . E-mail:[email protected]

  • ahmed abouali (egypt)

    I really dont agree with the idea of GOD abscence.you are so stuibed to say that .Issac Newton said”The universe must be made by a very wise cereator” wich is god .
    Although he was the most famous scientest in the history of phyicis.
    for any questoins . E-mail:[email protected]

  • Danielle

    This was an interesting piece of writing, and I’m glad to have seen your perspective on things. However, I do not agree with your idea of man being a “spiritual entity”. I believe that God created man, and we never achieve “god-like status”. Religion is not a reliable source for discovering what God is (and was) doing in the world, however, because religion is created by man. Humankind has stooped to find itself mistaken countless times, and thus you cannot believe what you are told by others all the time.
    Science and reasoning are our basis of undeniable understanding on Earth, but questions of ethics and religion must be answered by the individual.

  • santiago

    I completely agree with your theory about man kind and it being a spiritual entity. As to agreeing with never having a limit to knowledge and understanding everything about us as well as everything around us, this would have to be the case. With out an open mind, one limits himself to understand the comprehensible. One cannot simply believe there is only “here” and “now”. Seeing is not believing, truth can not simply be seen, it can also be perceived. Knowledge has no limit, and that limit can only be put by each and every individual. Since there are no limit, and there may be infinite possibilities. One must learn to separate data. If you think of it a human is like a computer. We recognize data, sort it and we define what will be thrown away or “kept”. It only merely reflects on “life”. With an open mind we can mor easily accept the truth. Because truth is somethings are so vital the time of process may leave us in a state of confusion. We can choose to be released out of this state of confusion an become stronger, or be easily affected, making this new obtained data, would actually become destructive data.

  • Marion

    Interesting, now, if I may ask, I must know what difference is there between insanity and genius? I have studied long and hard, searching, traveling, everything I could! But nothingg seems to answer my questions! In this era I continue to strive for the answers trying to quench the thrist of knowledge, and yet… I can’t find anything! All I wish to know at this moment is genius the same as insanity?

  • AMANSRI

    this life not everlasting even how smart we are.be search more knowlage

  • Sa’ad Moughal

    To Mikki,

    I disagree with your statements. You cannot question the Creator as he is beyond our concepts of thought, space and time. So we cannot question his actions (I can’t even say that they are actions (that way I am describing him with weak words-they mean nothing), and all things including intelligence (and so genius) were created by God. So if God created genius, think of our weaknesses, we can barely achieve genius.

  • viswanath

    very nice
    i really know more things thnkyou

  • Michael Raynes

    i totally agree with you sir. but i have a question, when studying, does the noise in surroundings really decrease what you learn in something??

  • jhake

    very nice article..

    i really like your article sir, no one is born like a genius.
    for me if you consider yourself as a god believer,has an i
    nspiration in life,dedication,and interest I surely agree and as a click of your finger you can do things easily..
    My only point here is the word “LOVE” ,because once you have it ,it will teach you on how to love and care your work and serve as a motivation.
    thank you and Godbless!!

  • jermal

    HI,

    Am glad that you posted this because am 14yrs old an am tied of not having the best grades in class i really want to do better an i think no is the time for change.but the only thing i disagree with you is that you say man is god man is not god man was put on this earht by the creator of the earth.Just because you cannnot see air does noot mean that there is air but you fell it do you so sometimes you have to believe to reach where you want in life.If all the world greats inventers did not believe what they want to create today there might not of been a phone,car,tv,etc. God is like that creathor he created and his sat back and watching us create.

  • Mina selim

    hi i’m Mina from egypt there is some issues you didn’t talk about it how i can identify the data if it is vital or useless . & also there is another thing that may be i’m genius in one thing but not genius in another thing how can i threat these thing

  • fithri

    informative theory indeed

  • http://www.mynna.deviantart.com Ana

    Oh my goodness.

    This is honestly one of the most beautiful things I’ve read today.

    Thank you for sharing, and I’m so glad that I came across this! ♥

  • Ravi

    hi,
    i am ravi from india
    everybody is genius but there is need to recognise in himself.
    those recognise become a genius in reality and those trying are at the erge of becoming genius and those never tried to do so are just can think about it.
    search genius in yorself.

  • Ultrabrainmaster

    http://www.mega-genius.com

    Thank me later…

  • Ivambe Alexander

    I Really enjoy your little piece, am currentlly working on a similar topic. The only differnce we share is in your scientific aspect which i completely ingnored.I strongely believe that the practical suggestions by jim Westergren is comendable and would be more helpful to chldren in Africa than those scientific postulates so to say.

  • Ivambe Alexander

    its a nice work.

  • Joe Blow

    I enjoyed the tips at the end thanks.

  • ntina

    Thanks 4 your words p/s i will like to get more.

  • anna david

    excuse me I know ur article is really excellent but I’m still confused how can I be a genius ? from where shall I start?can anybody tell me please!!I’m 15 years old .what can I do now?

  • sean

    hmm,
    those that have any doubt in their mind about god are fools!wisdom comes from the bible as it says. and geniuses are born and also can be made:)knowledge is the key to becoming a genius, and we gain knowledge everyday(for most people).
    im only 14 years old and i have a iq of 115.i live in florida in the USA!

    :Ray Anthony Renacia
    said on December 4,2007
    there is a GOD and his name is JESUS…

    well this is not true.Jesus is the son of GOD!
    god is the creator and jesus is the savior of us all!

  • JEE-nius

    I started believing that I am a genius and now I feel like I am.

  • jayson

    hello im jayson,im so confuse because i dnt know if im a smart person or not, im telling this because in my system analysis and design subject i cnt think well then my groupmates said that im lazy and im having a low level of IQ ,, and that makes me so insult to them,,,but in other subject i have a good standing,,, im confuse sometimes im blaming my self

  • Anonymous

    Be careful people.
    This sounds pretty much like a product of Scientology.
    If you want to become a “genius” or whatever, use your own brain.

  • mahesh nepali

    its quite informative the only drawback that remains is its small volume

  • Albert

    i appreciate your articles and writings.i was thinking of myself that i am a genius and now thinking am like a Albert Eistein. i was honor students in my grade and high school years…..but I’m still want to learn more.

  • http://www.twitter.com/creativeadi Creative Adi

    Hi Jim , can you please explain the 9th point “Expect much more of yourself than what is expected from others”.I’m not getting it.I would be thankful to you if you make it clear for me.

    Regards,
    Adi.

  • http://UGOUPTO(TWITER) Christian Anderson

    1ST TO CREATIVE ADI ( I THINK he is talking about you be much more exigent on your self them what you would be in others.
    he is not talking about rights but about the responsibility you have wherever you go in life or you could say ” HEY IF I MAY, DONT WAIT OTHERS TO DO YOUR WAY”
    thanks for your attention :)

    Now about the rest of the article it is very nice congratulations

    About humans being gods? I also agree in the sense that you can become better every day act righteously create a high sense of moral , be able to dominate your self and desire deeply a better day for humanity.
    I do believe that those that want to be great need first learn to serve.
    About the spirit thing and lower levels of existence and all, that felt a bit of a mambo jambo like any other (if you need to think by your self you must learn to be a bit of a scientist . don?t you agree?)

    For example I believe in GOD with all my heart but I still doubting some things that I hear (I am not talking about miracles I am talking about the way people create dominion in other people believes in place of free them ) like all that spiritual entity mambo jambo (believe me there is a lot of entropy up there that no one needs).

    The eternal pursuit of GOOD not glory.
    If you do good all your life speak the true and are able to give your self a little for the good of others it cant go wrong.
    Be out there entities or GOD or not(in the conception of those that do not believe) if you did good all your life don?t be afraid, you?ve won any game for sure you not going to hell and had the ability to look to the looking glass and feel no regrets.
    True GOOD is good any were and do not need to be presented.
    I humbly say: good bye and thanks for head

  • http://www.softwarejenius.com cari duit

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  • rks

    it was very interesting according to me . it really helps the people who want to become a genius.thankyou for a brief explanation

  • Joe Blow

    Ah,religion,the biggest bullshitter of all times,originaly made by a handful of smart people to get money of stupid people,now it no longer has any purpose since the church no longer takes most of its money from people.
    any kind of god-entity=useless data

  • sp joe

    thankz 4 that info..
    it’s very valueable things.

  • rani das

    very interesting article.It will bring up many future geniuses.

  • David Koresh

    The dumbest shit I have ever read.

    First, the definition of Genius is quite simply: Me. Quit putting this choking rubbish about scientology on the web. Anybody with half a fucking brain knows that motherfuckers with spaceships didn’t come down and tell that fucking lunatic to start this little faggy cult. If people really believe they are going to unlock the secrets by paying astronomic $$$$$$$$, then the best thing for them is to find a new Jim Jones, and team up with the Kool-Aid man.

    Second, the fact that you would even mention L. Ron Hubbard and Genius in the same essay makes you a super fucking retard. The only “genius” in L. Ron Hubbard was the fact that he designed a cult to swindle millions from people.

  • David Koresh

    Third, take an English class asshole. You can’t write a paper about becoming a Genius if you can’t write. DUH! Fucking shit for brains. It really shows you wrote this essay in a day. I wouldn’t even let you design my fucking web page.

    Fourth, you look like a Jew. What’s wrong with God? He rubs you the wrong way? Did you find out Jesus was the son of God? Please, your Jew brothers are sad, go back to them. If you find that unacceptable, there are plenty of other religions to pilfer essay ideas from, that at least make sense.

  • David Koresh

    Fifth, you can’t devise away for someone to attain a Genius level. What you consider the appropriate path towards genius, plenty of others would disagree. I know a fuckin’ retard that can’t even read, but he can play the piano better than Billy Joel. Does that make him a musical genius, or just a genius? As a philosopher you are supposed to recognize the different types of genius, that’s what would make you a genius. Simply put, the parameters of genius are not set in stone. But, if you act now, I’ll unlock the next level of scientology for only $99999999999999999.00. Dumb-ass!

    Sixth, did you get the definition for “genius” from that fuckin’ scientology book? The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition is much more definitive and incredibly different. Too lazy to even look the fucking word up, aren’t you? Do your research dick-face!

    In conclusion, your essay lacks grammar and punctuation, merit, and most importantly, research. If an individual lacks the brain capacity to attain higher levels of knowledge, than becoming a “genius” by your dictionary definition is purely irrelevant. Your article articulates the fact that almost anyone can become a genius. Just follow these simple steps. That’s L. Ron Hubbard thinking. This is what happens when you delve into the world of scientology. You become a fucking moron that thinks anything is possible. To be fair, I didn’t even read the entire essay. Not for lack of motivation, but because I though it’s content would actually take away from my intellectual growth. For a deep thinker/philosopher, you aren’t the sharpest tack in the drawer. Seriously man, at this point in the spectrum, I feel suicide is your only answer. You’ve obviously thought way too much about scientology, and I think it’s too late for you. I’ll say a prayer for you. Remember, suicide doesn’t have to be painful. Kool-Aid and cyanide should help you hop the spaceship to reality.

    P.S I wrote this in about 5mins, and I didn’t even spell-check.

  • David Koresh

    Oh yeah, I forgot, I saw your wedding pictures. Your mom is fucking hot. I would definitely nail her. Also, the blonde with the pink skirt and brown top, even hotter. If you ever get to America let me know. We’ll go out for some drinks and I promise I won’t insult you anymore. Just hook me up with that blonde. There were tons of hot biatches at you wedding. Luck mofo! By the way, cute kid.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    David Koresh,

    Dude.

    1. It was written in 2004 when I was a scientologist. That was almost 6 years ago and I have completely left scientology since then.

    2. I took the definition of genius from the Longman dictionary.

    3. If you haven’t read the essay (your words) then you should not critisize it the way you did.

    4. I know it has grammatical errors, see the note on the top.

    5. Perhaps I should delete it but why? People obviously find it interesting.

    6. Please go and bother someone else.

  • Mindauggas

    i didn’t like some ideas … the last part was good, despite a lot of trivial facts (which amazingly amazed a lot of people).

    “Man is basically good” … this is quite wrong, basically man is selfish, he has to consume in order to survive and he has to fight (nowadays in sophisticated ways) 4 the goods and “good” … also good is an undefinable word in the context you use it …

  • Requontrel

    Although I am only eleven, I completely understand this-
    but I do disagree with a few aspects of it.
    One, I do not believe that humans have any “spiritual entity”, in fact, I do not believe that there is such a thing as a “spiritual entity”, besides existing in the mind of man.
    No, I do not believe there is a God, though I am not against others believing in it.
    I agree with you, Mindauggas-
    and I would also like to add that I dislike the fact that man has enforced “laws” and the like, and I think that we should get back to the “survival of the fittest,” coined by Herbert Spencer, because otherwise it will be survival of the mediocre, then survival of anybody, and then we will see what has gone wrong…

  • Requontrel

    Also- David Koresh…

    If you already consider yourself a “genius,” why were you reading this? Some people make me wonder…

  • jared

    what if their was a way to get off of this planet and go to a better one , one where we cans start a better future

  • am

    what’s wrong with this planet?
    planet is OK, human mind is not OK. If humans learn to control mind – everything is learned.

  • http://UGOUPTO(TWITER) Christian Anderson

    lolololololololo………………..

    hahahahahaha u guys must be joking

    just look in first and maybe just maybe u will see what is out there

    (just for those that bestow so much hate for nothing)

    obs….. there is never a place for hate, it weakens the being

    at its final day dust turn back to dust and all the memory of what was is forgotten

    :) PEACE …..AND I AM OUT HERE :)

  • Kid Nap

    I think this is the most funny piece of reading in a long while.

    The author could apply his own theory to himself, starting with admitting that his theory is Usless data.

  • Sylverone

    I agree with some of the basic ideas presented here, and would like to share some relevant data. First, some quotes from George I. Gurdjieff.

    “Man such as we know him, is a machine.”

    “Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.”

    “Man has no individual I. But there are, instead, hundreds and thousands of separate small “I”s, very often entirely unknown to one another, never coming into contact, or, on the contrary, hostile to each other, mutually exclusive and incompatible. Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking, “I”. And each time his I is different. Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man’s name is legion.”

    “The energy expended in active inner work is immediately transformed into new energy; that expended in passive work is lost forever.”

    I find these statements to be very true. In my own recent commitment to better myself, I have discovered acutely how different I am from moment to moment. It seems that most human beings, including myself in my present state, are distracted by the slightest things. To change our current state, we must begin to actively and observe our inner landscape. We must be vigilant, and discover in every situation why we have reacted the way we have. Once we begin to recognize divisions and contradictions within ourself, we must begin to resolve them. Essentially, we must remove all lies from ourself.

    Concerning your statements about different types of data, I agree. Essentially, to become a genius, it seems one must *learn how to learn*, that is, learn how to readily recognize and absorb vital information. Vital knowledge is that which leads toward awareness, understanding, and eventual mastery of the self. It sets us free.

  • Nick

    Very interesting. Quite controvercial, though.

  • joe

    Genius is only attained through birth, for true prodigies are spawned, not developed. The only thing one can do if not a genius, is to become a scholar and seek wisdom.

  • Moin ur rehman

    Essay is normal and i m nt agree with most of his concept any way he has is own thinking bt its nt mch enthusiastic for ALLAH bless him

  • ALEX RUBAN

    this was better

  • Orlando Jones

    I disagree Joe I refuse to belive that a Genius is born,Unless your speaking of persons being born wit a higher brain capacity than the norm, in wich case they still arent born a genius,be because your not born with intellect just because you can store more faster than others. (Basically…..everyone is born dumb.) Yep your baby,s are dumb…lol hey…its the Truth!!!

  • Shiawase

    came across this very good article…thanks for inspiring people :) hope i could be a genius someday ;)

  • Shiawase

    can i increase my brain size just by thinking it would? haha just joking. Have a great life everyone. :)

  • Satty

    It was very useful. Thanks.. :)

  • http://N/A Cesar

    Thank you so much! I don’t read much but, WOW, this took the cake! All you need is a little reading to get your started up and motivated. Thank you for taking your time to write this, I really do aprecciate it.

  • http://N/A Cesar

    HAHAHAHA David Koresh you’re a fucking moron.
    Thanks for the entertainment, though.

  • Juna atma

    God is everything , so i do agree with what is said. thanks this has been helpful , hard to practise though

  • hem

    really great ,helps a lot

  • Anirban Dey

    Awesome article!!
    However, what I didn’t get is how by questioning mass-believes you can become a genius? I am an average person NOT a genius, but I have an attitude since childhood not to accept believes as they are passed on me till I find the rational. How did it make a difference?

    On GOD part..I don’t fully agree as I believe that GOD is how you perceive IT. Religious HOLY books are tailor made for ‘NOT SO THINKING’ people. To SIMULATE vital data of life in an easy understandable way and to enforce discipline with ‘FEAR OF GOD’. But people capable of ascertaining the vital data from their observation and thinking, don’t require to just blindly believe what these HOLY books are saying. They can feel the existence of an holy almighty spirit in every living /nonliving things of the universe. Feel themselves as a part of that entity and drive life towards their purpose with no attachment to material world. Good or bad makes equal sense to them !

    I partially agree with you on “spiritual entity of man could be considered to be a God when reached its potential capabilities.”
    Because I feel that spiritual entity has infinite potential,but a man can only reach up to a finite goal.

    Looking forward for your comment. Apology for bad English.

    Thanks,
    Anirban Dey

  • john

    thanks

  • chelsea

    i want to become a genius am in the first class

  • Jehro

    Jim Westergren.. thanks for the page do you create i understand all…..

    again thank you…… and Good Luck…

  • DEOGRATIUS FRANCIS

    JIM WESTERGREN,you have created something of value i believe that people seeking power of mind will be satisfied with the information you created

  • ameerul firdaus

    this is a new thing for men…i will try and i how it will works…
    PS.(sorry my english is not good)

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  • Azamat

    Hi Jim,

    I actually tried hard to improve my intellectual skills. However, I do not know if I have done a good job or not. I really did put lots of work into it, everyday practice and everything. Quite honestly, I was getting real nerdy. But I achieved what I wanted to do (getting into my first choice school)but then I realized that my motivation to achieve more was lessening. What should I do, I mean I have a long way to reach my goals, but I need little more motivation. Getting into the school is good but no the end for me.:).
    I read your essay and thought it was brilliant!
    Keep up your great work and thanks very much!

  • Azamat

    Hi Jim,

    I actually tried hard to improve my intellectual skills. However, I do not know if I have done a good job or not. I really did put lots of work into it, everyday practice and everything. Quite honestly, I was getting real nerdy. But I achieved what I wanted to do (getting into my first choice school)but then I realized that my motivation to achieve more was lessening. What should I do, I mean I have a long way to reach my goals, but I need little more motivation. Getting into the school is good but no the end for me.:).
    I read your essay and thought it was brilliant!
    Keep up your great work and thanks very much!

  • http://www.google.com amir gin

    if you wantto be a genius you have to be………..

  • ShaBaK

    I feel That god whom most of the people beleive is nothing but a I
    the topic is of ‘How to be genius” And here too we did stop ourselves bringing in the God.So, my personal view about Him.
    Imagination of someone all powerful and everything who did, do and will be doing all what we see, observe , feel and could not explain properly the exact reason of it. God defines our limit of thinking and rationality.
    imagine it would be very easy for anyone to expain the formatin of universe while using God, would he be able to do so that easliy in any other way.
    we imagined Him to Be all powerful, All present, all knowing, all kind, passionate and all the good qualities and words of praise that man could, have created. We covered many facts, quires about Him by making excuses.
    Actually the truth is that our faith, our beleive though true or false is God. Just have faith in yourself in Place of the usual god whom we know and you could be, get anything what you want or desire, like being genius.

  • http://tagabukid ismolbil

    Okay, true that geniuses are made. But it is also true, that geniuses are born. It all comes down to the actual result – some are geniuses and MANY are not. Among many, there are a few of those people, who just happen to naturally “choose” to think of so many things, “choose” to be observant, “choose” to be a freakin’ genius… :)

  • Winell

    I skipped the scientology parts, some things i found valid or applicable becaus of personal experience and practicality. But a good essay. I dont want to be a genius and i know people excell more when they fall into place with what they want and found purpose(drive/interest). wehter they ar born..dnt know!!, i know the world has alot of creative minds as to how people solve problems or needs and oppertunity might have been the gateway(to acknowledgement) for some.blah blah…in short…great essay …gna copy this and add to my files.

  • Emilio Thomas

    I am glad I got to find out about this page. All the data this is written is useful and essencial to human life.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com ELves

    thank you for this, this makes me inspired :)

  • fadeyinoluwa

    nice stuff,but man will remain man while God remains God they can never be equal ,so be it that you see yourself to be a free thinker or a religious wimp.The truth is that there is a supreme being called God will man in his entirety be it by his intellectual capabilities or ingenuity he is subject to God .take it or leave it.

  • johanna t.

    im compelled with the accuracy of your thinking and mine; i’m only 16 and have tried many times to become as a good a thinker as possible, the results are great , but im still striving for a better, stronger, and faster mind. i have rejected all intertainment such as the TV, computer websites such as facebook,twitte, magazines etc. i’m reading big books such as the Communist Manifesto, A Tale Of Two Cities,and philosophy books by philosphers such as Nietzsche and Fromm for school. i do read for fun though ; i love Jane Austen and John Steinbeck, but after reading this article, i’m troubled between not reading for fun as much and instead focusing on reading to accumulate valuable/vital data. im a book hoarder and have stacks of books on my to-do list. should i eliminate the purely intertaining books ?

  • Jaleel Wulu

    Man Is God Because We Are The Extension Of God
    Man Of God’
    Daughter Of Man’
    And So On And So Forth’

  • nicole

    ang galing mu nman..amazing..

  • kaye

    wth! how does this help a person become a genius. it doesn’t go to the creativity the geniuses poses. complete waste of time. its all bullshiet its just basically saying learn to think for yourself

  • kaye

    i mean posess

  • Vinicio

    Wow!. Great ideas!, your are surely very smart. However, i disagree with Scientology. There is “S”omeone who is watching silently every event…—->

  • clement

    jim you are great.You have given a step ahead in life.My dream shall finally become true.Jim once more thank you.One word to you “continue”

  • mudasir rashid

    Sir,
    I completely understand this but I do disagree with a few aspects of it, like you say (man is god) it’s not right god is only one that’s (allaha) , I’ve read today i like you article it’s very nice Thank you for sharing,

  • ASISH

    To tell the truth this article gave me some relief

  • ismolbil

    I believe that there is a God. Many can never fathom why He exists. They do some research and dig in some real deal facts. They show it and stick it in our face and even do some dirty talk. Some facts like we all came from evolution and all. That what if there are aliens, who’s the God for aliens? They have all these long long long series of facts that persuade them to believing God isn’t real.

    Yeah, but did it ever come to these people with feeble minds that these are tests for their faith? Did it ever occur to them that He is letting them do it, and choose their own fate? Choose their “limited minds” formulated facts over “eternal gift” laid out for you when you leave this world? People do NOT understand what they are missing and they are purposely missing it out… for what? PRIDE? to be called a GENIUS? seriously.

    God is REAL. You cannot ignore His presence.

    “Would you believe that a big tree can fall from the sky and create a boat on it’s own and this happened by accident? If you don’t believe this, then how could you believe the whole universe happened by accident?”

  • damian

    really good talk i just pray to be one…………..

  • http://rashadshahzad.blogspot.com/ Shahzad

    I really enjoy the all talk
    I like it

  • Ahmed

    Thanks for the article Jim :-)

    I agree with your perspective on how to become a genius because I have first hand experience, I haven’t reached a very high level yet but I certainly have boosted my existence, four years ago at my second year of university, I was assessed for dyslexia, I turned out to be severely dyslexic which means my brain development is unstable, so that I am unusually highly intelligent in some aspects of intelligence and usually limited in intellect in other perspectives the bigger the gap in intellect the more severe your case is, I was classed the most dyslexic student in my university in 20years of the university’s history, my weakness was particularly language and is still my challenge today, my the highest of my strengths is my ability to compare and contrast, for me specifically I had a great mind that was producing ideas non stop but a slightly below average memory so my mind was not coping, this lead to only the best or most powerful ideas to me mostly remembered but as Jim said my ideas were not necessarily true or constructive. My brain was affecting my life every aspect of it, all my life I found it hard to focus, I had low self confidence and low self esteem even though I was popular, hansom and successful, the problem was because I could not rely on myself as my mind was all over the place and I couldn’t do anything properly, plus my idea’s were constantly shifting, this lead to me into all sorts of mess, I was constantly making friends but losing shortly after or I would have friends but I found it hard to be close to them because I was constantly changing because my memory is low but my intellect is high, I never held a proper relationship with any woman longer than 6 months, I couldn’t even hold a job down, only unless mundane brain dead jobs, I was in and out of a depressed states of mind and wasted a lot of time and opportunity because of fear and insecurity.

    Before being assessed I never read a book nor did I pay close attention to what is going on around me (so my data level was really low) and relied on others to do things for me or even to think for me at times. After the assessment something happened within me, I decided that I had enough, I am going to fight and no matter what happens “I will never give up, not even for a moment”, I started writing my ideas down very frequently and improving on what I wrote on previous occasions elevating it to a higher level, I started paying attention to every single detail that I notice and others notice and interpreting what does it mean and how can I use it for my benefit, I started reading, asking around, experimenting, I even began to look at those much more intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced and more successful than me learning their ways and even improving on it and improving existing family bonds, non stop, day in day out (helping gaining more data, the more people love you the more they will share with you and correct you). My entire perception, personality and intellectual level boosted drastically, know I can focus and remember much more, I become much more energetic, confident, social and successful. My life has improved, difficult or intimidating things started to become easy and hard tasks and concepts began to look more attractive. My ability to learn has speeded up and has become deeper, for example if I learn something from you, not only would I understand it, visualise it and prioritise it, I can take it further by turning your idea into a concept and applying it in every aspect of my day to day life within maximum a week minim half an hour, just imagine doing that every second of the day with everyone and everything that comes around me.

    Some people don’t believe in God and there are some that do, but the fact is the truth is the truth no matter which way any of us look at it, and there is more than one way of reaching the truth and we can see that in science and mathmatics and so on. God has opened up my mind, I asked him if he can with his Garce open my mind before even thinking about getting assessed for dyslexia, he easied the everything for me, the assessment was even paid by the government and I recieved 20mins extra time per hour in exams, i recieve £4500 worth of equipment for free and in the end I graduated and got a job and become a better person as a result of a tiny wish from a tiny being to a mighty and very kind and forgiving God.

    Anyways I thought I would share my story with you, since you were kind enough to share your ideas Jim.

  • Gerrison

    Indeed your words are true, I have no doubts and I wish anyone would look at this and appreciate this simultaneously.

  • Marcus

    I have a story.. quite an interesting one. I do not know what to call myself though.

  • Marcus

    I have a story.. quite an interesting one. I do not know what to call myself though. By the way, I am deaf and at the time I was a slow learner in 5th grade. After this, I am not a slow learner anymore. =]

    I was going to my step-dad’s sister in law house for dinner before X-mas eve. All kids and nieces, nephews, my older bro and I stayed outside and played. For a second I looked upon the heaven and saw a red Horse Nebula.. something that you only can see with powerful telescope.. I thought that meant good luck. I ignored it, and went on playing. My older brother was the first one to try to do snowboard on a plank wood, off a ice hill, very small.. I told him I wanted to try it too so I went on, and I went down and fell and hit my head on the ice. My head hurts a little but eh I ignored it as usual. When we came home and went to bed.. Guess what happened to me? I woke up being one of the world most powerful genius as I can envision multi-layer of ideas, mathematics, and ability to solve several problems at the same time. I look at a single item and I instantly knew how to make it, what it was made from, etc etc.. It was as my eye were the same technology from the movie Iron Man when Stark is trying to design something with his technology. It was most amazing thing ever. I was getting A’s in everything and teachers were puzzled. A teacher asked me what is the purpose of life? I remember that I only needed half of a second to instantly answer her question. A teacher asked me where is the planet Jupiter? I was able to figure that out by using Einstein’s theory of relativity and the grid and the placement of Earth, the Sun, the speed, and the rotation speed. I pointed it above my head and said, “Jupiter is there.”. She was so stunned by my answer. It was also odd because I also has the ability to learn everything about a person instantly if I looked at that person. Past, present, their favorite foods, how they thinks, how they feels, etc. It was an quite impossible feats. After a week, my interpreter asked me if I want to skip straight to the 10th grade instead, and if I do well there, I would have finished high school at age 12 and in college and I would had finished college at age 15 or earlier since I was so unusually smart. I told her no. Why? Because I rather be normal and be able to make friends and stuffs like normal people would. I asked myself if I could be normal again and it did what I asked it to. It made me go back to my normal self, except, I am not a slow learner anymore. It cured me. And you know what is so amazing about this? It lasted for a WEEK which most people would only have a day. It was great, but also very tiring since I was constantly non-stop making ideas, technology, etc.. I couldn’t sleep until 2 am every night with only 4 hours of sleep. I remember that I asked myself if it was possible to make superman technology. I instantly answered the question and said yes. So somehow, I just know it.. it is possible. All those scientists are wrong about it not being possible. Every answers I did was ALWAYS right. The secrets of the universe now once again locked away in my brain.

    Many years later.. I want to regain my genius back again, but I got it when my head was hurt so I am not sure how to get it back again and I am not sure what I am called. At that time, I was not called a Genius because I was considered above genius so… Hyper-Genius? I’ve had better ideas than Einstein had. Does anybody know what that was called? By the way, how many people do you know that is able to calculate the current position of any planets using only their brain, not a machine computer?

  • brian.j.rollins

    You contradict yourself when you say talking with people is not a trait of a genius, but to go out establish relationships and make new friends, please explain. You also say this article was never revised or modified but I read the article a little over a year and after reading it again you changed socializing to talking.

  • rollins

    Jim. it’s called maturity, your not on to something. Your just anlyzing your owne life, and exspressing how you feel to deal with your emotions. “simply live and learn”

  • rollins

    Jim, you can gain insight from talking with people, it all depends on your perogative at the given time. Douh ya big red truck. Heres a proverb from the bible “let no corrupt word depart from your mouth but what is good for nessecary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Once you have gods respect your not to far from faith. I know you wrote this at a time when you were going through trial and error, Dont take the essay down but please make some modifacations. “with great power comes great responsibility”

  • Haziel

    Useless Data:
    # Man is not an animal. Man is a spiritual entity capable of far far more than has ever been considered.
    # The spiritual entity is not part of the physical universe but the creator of it.
    # The spiritual entity is operating around three operations: Generation of truth, considering and perceiving.
    # The current physical universe is the product of agreement between spiritual entities.
    # The common denominator between all spiritual entities is the playing of a game and the anatomy of game consist of freedom, barrier and purpose.
    # The spiritual entity cannot die but is operating on different awareness levels and different tones.
    # The spiritual entity has to downgrade itself in order to play a game.
    # When a spiritual entity has lack of games he accepts and plays games on lower levels.
    # There is no God but the spiritual entity of man could be considered to be a God when reached its potential capabilities.
    # The spiritual entities are animating life in an organism in the physical universe to play a game.
    # The current spiritual entities of man has been downgraded to an almost nonexistent level throughout its history.

    And…
    The planet can be saved with the science of Dianetics and the practical philosophy of Scientology.

    you lost me there, still there were some nice advices here and there, bye

  • Jerry Litzinger

    Jim,
    I enjoyed your article on Theory on How to Become a Genius. I enjoyed the pictures you posted on your website.Keep up the good work.
    Jerry Litzinger

  • john

    this is very biblical in approach,what about those atheist that will read this?i dont believe this site expecially the part on how to become genius

  • http://www.jmwas.zoomshare.com John Mwangi

    Jim. I believe all the good stuff you’ve written but not the point about no existence of a God.You have to know that God created you and you cannot be a genius if he didn’t bring you into the world in the first place.Therefore, I strongly advice you to go and read the Bible because it will add a lot of VITAL DATA into your system. This will inform you more

  • tolcarg

    Jim, great work.
    I sincerely hope one day I’m gonna write something like this cuz I’m on my way to becoming a genius.
    Thanks.

  • milyon sime

    please give a piece of advice the becoming agenius

  • Seth

    Hello everyone, excellent article by the way. I just wanted to note that I theorize that the key to becoming a genius is by thinking of yourself as one currently (the mind is a very powerful tool which when tricked can work to your advantage or damage you); which you have already covered. Also I theorize that a key to becoming genius is by ensuring that your body has the correct energy and is very healthy. (Your brain uses an average of 20% of your bodys energy and as we all know requires oxygen)….so I just wanted to establish the key points to my theory of aquiring the title “genius”, there are also a couple pointers I could present regarding posture, nutrition, and excercise. Please provide feedback if you wish, I am curious to know what others think.

  • Seth

    Hello, again. I had to keep talking because i’m in such a chatty mood. Anyway, my sole purpose this time is to essentially spark deep thought. First off, Marcus, I would like to say that your story doesn’t seem to make sense to me, (even though i’m putting your information presented in your story in comparison with the world as we see it today; i.e. modern physics, anatomy, etc. It doesn’t seem to make sense how a bludgeon to the head can increase intelligence, awareness, or artistic sight. As if it were hitting a button as we would currently consider it. To align your story up with our “current world”, I theorize that the only way one could obtain “hyper genius” would be if they ignored stimuli around our world and made their own “estimated guesses”, which even that couldn’t be conducted because you are presenting your knowledge in the terms that we are fimiliar with. Quite possibly your mind is focused around media, (you did mention “superman”), or you may have valid insight. I am quite curious why you mentioned that “scientists” don’t believe that “superman” is not possible because the way I look at humans is we are ever curious and so for you to state that “they” declared it impossible seems bologna….plus I wanted to bring up a point regarding the ever famous topic of “GOD”, it is a topic that has it’s validity for good reason. The reason being, it provides us humans with “strength” if we embrace one of the many beliefs out there. As I stated earlier, the mind is a powerful tool; now, I theorize that religion provides information for our brains to believe in and acquire whatever psycological “factor” we wish, i.e. when one confesses their wrong doing to a greater good, they acquire a sense of cleanliness because that was the sense they had intended to acquire when deciding to confess. Quite possibly my theory is incorrect, but like I said earlier, my purpose in this monologue is to spark deep thought. Once again, please provide feedback.

  • islam fawzy

    thank you so mush for this interstring article but i disagree obout don’t accept know body knows there are alot of things that have on answer in this world and about being us gods but i respect your opinion and even this article is so old but it contain alot of vital information and good by

  • Elisheba Barrett

    I disagree with the authors view of what can be considered vital data. I think that issues involving the spirit world and our creation is unknown and unknowable. I think that what is more important is simply understanding that information exists which tells of possible creation theories and that there might be a spirit world beyond the bodies we inhabit. However, I think that accepting anything other than what science teaches us is the truth creates the danger of people stopping asking questions, which is a stagnant form of thinking which goes against the genius mind. You see, a true genius knows that the world is constantly changing, and stagnant knowledge is dead knowledge. It is not vital, it is destructive. Why would someone learn so much if not because they felt that the knowledge they have is incomplete? It is incomplete because it is yesterdays knowledge.

    However, I think his methods on how to become a genius are corerect. Some things I would add are:

    1. Most vital data comes from genius minds. Find out who the geniuses are for whatever you would like to learn about and learn from them the most.
    2. Never accept data as 100% true, because life is constantly changing and whatever was true yesterday might not be true today.
    3. Recognize that there are many means to learning beyond just reading a book. You can talk to people, read essays, read news articles, browse reputable academic websites, read college grade textbooks, go to conferences, and I’m sure many other methods.
    4. If your perception of time is that you have a lot of it and it goes by slowly, you have a destructive perception of time. It will result in you doing things much more slowly than if you view time as something you do not have a lot of and it goes by quickly, because the only way to get ahead is if your body and mind can push themselves to do more within the time that you are given.
    5. Your brain is a muscle. You must feed it well and give it time to rest or it will simply not have the energy to do what you want it to do.
    6. If you find that you are reluctant to learn something because it seems boring, don’t throw it away. Learn how to make even the dullest piece of information interesting by connecting it to the things you enjoy.
    7. Learn shortcuts to analyzing data, such as faster more efficient ways to compute an equation in your head.
    8. If someone makes you angry because you think they are wrong, consider why they might believe what they do, such as how they were raised, and calm down. Use this knowledge to learn about them, help them see whats right, and learn how you might be wrong.
    9. Learn to find vital information where it seems that only somewhat valuable or even useless data can be found. Here I include TV, which the author disagreed with. Even there vital information can be found if you know where to look.
    10. Learn more than one language. In fact. learn as many as you can as well as you can and as quickly as you can. All vital information does not come from just one country.

    Also, it’s important to know that just because you are a genius does not mean that you need to seem like a genius to everyone. Part of having good people skills is knowing that people will only learn from an idea you present if you make it understandable to someone who is not as smart as you. And, always recognize that there are almost always people out their who are smarter than you, but rather than believing that you will never be as smart as them, admire them and learn from them.

  • john .

    very good !!!!!

  • digital

    nice,
    Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

  • Chaos Crow

    I know I’m 5 years late on this response, but even before reading this, I have been doing what you wrote including what people have called random information. I have found balance by removing all my insecurities and its the last number that scares me, because that’s what I myself have been doing. Finding ways to unlock the true potential of those around me.

  • BILAL NASIR

    so let me get this straight dude what your trying to say is that if i become an atheist and all that free mind thinking stuff i would eventually end up becoming a genious myself, this is crap i mean some great scientists like einstein ( who wasnt a jew) but still he was famous and had an iq higher then anyone. how would you support that, i can name many scientists with high iq, what really matters is how you percieve something and how creative you are, the thing that differentiates you from rest of the people.

  • bradley thorstenson

    ok its been years since the last post infinite knowledge is out there its these illuminatti who we must prepare for everything is connected its all not real its a ride people takeitto heart prepare for the next life make your decisions wisely they are there for you love you all love is the key to becoming a genious people want us dumb the ones on top keep us oblivious an close minded the media ia mind controll u have controll this is what they want were all genious anything you can think of will come into existance once u think of it they teach us crap in school its all bullshit mind controll life goes on you will be forgiven knowledge is infinate just as everything else we are all one connected were brain washed from the sec were born and given a name that seperates us and they know something we dont i wanna know what it is lets figure some real shit out like is our water safe who controlls our water and who benefits from it new world order is at hand they want us dumb close minded and paranoid and helpless thats why they seperate us from birth i am you you are me good evil its all one with out the other its none ive tried to become genious i have no fucking idea i just want to be free were slaves to our selves let go higher vibration

  • to bradley thortenso

    Use punctuation. It’s not that hard.

  • http://www.becomegenius.org Become Genius

    Genius Traits

    1. A systematic and orderly approach to problem solving.
    2. Sense of wonder, with a fresh, open, and almost child like perspective on all subjects.
    3. High intensity concentration & focus abilities.

  • sunitha

    i hink its useful for me

  • eli nyamataga

    good

  • Jona

    What you say is partly true. Stupid people, and i will go so far as to say religious people deny any type of change in there stable datum disregarding any proof or logical thinking. Even worse they come up with the most illogical bullshit to defend their stable datum (as you like to call it). So no not everyone can be a genius, a true genius also doesn’t need you to tell him this. A true genius’s stable datum changes every second!

    A true genius is the one who tells the the other non-genius that (as in your example) that not all men are equal. And they are not because not everyone’s a genius ;-) .

    So tough luck you wannabe’s but genius’s are born not created, you can however at least embrace logic if you can’t … you’re down right stupid.

  • Jona

    “So tough luck you wannabe’s but genius’s are born not created, you can however at least embrace logic if you can’t … you’re down right stupid.

    This line means that not being a genius doesn’t mean you’re stupid. Being a genius is btw not as much fun as you think it is. As a matter of fact it blows cause it’s very frustrating. Ignorance is bliss!

  • Brandon Forbes

    Best peace of information i have ever read and i know this is vitdal information that i will never forget thankyou

  • Theo Otunuya

    This is good I wish people would come across this and know how futile the time they give to entertainment is.

  • Enrique

    Why to be smarter?. Intelligence isn’t necesary for natural selection. See around you, most of the world works without it.

    In fact intelligence is submitted to instinct. Not my say (Schopenhauer).

    And it seems that the more intelligence the more danger for nature.

  • Wise Man

    the contents and ways to be genius can be considered effective except the content which quotes “there is no God” which is very foolish…….Above all,geniuses should have known that everything has a cause….nothing is created by itself…..there are some things that the physical mind cannot comprehend…..even our own essence has benn created by the creator!!!

  • sammy

    i hope i become one of the genuses….
    i hope so….
    i will try to prctice the above steps…

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/theory-on-how-to-become-a-genius/ chandler Boyd

    Did this essay only talk about the unusual high level of intelligence or did it talk about the mental skill of a person? What i would like to find out is how to achieve an IQ in the genius status (150), but I would like to achieve it through having better mental skill. Is there any tricks or ways to improve the brain that would help me gain better mental skill instead of through your method (knowledge). Also, you said that geniuses aren’t born. Can you clarify that because some people have better mental comprehension than others (born that way). Overall I would like to achieve better mental skill, so if you know any tricks I would surely want to know.

  • Conrad A

    I saw so many familiar things and I am convinced that you know what you’re talking about. I think very few people actually fully understood this. I didn’t completely understand it, but I think I did better than others. Anyway, who was this even directed at? Surely you realize no one would get much from this.

    Also, all the people who disapproved of this in any way, I just feel like arguing for days with you but it would be useless. The smartest people are the people who realize that they have a lot to learn and that they don’t have a good knowledge of the world at all.

  • otemuyiwa adedotun

    its nice i confess

  • cooldude

    Very interesting theory i suppose, although i personally beleive your saying of man, being any different than animals, is bullshit. We are animals…..its a fact.What makes us any different than a chipmunk, besides our DNA, intelligence, and apearance. And since when do “genious’s” not have time for entertainment?

  • udoka

    i disagree with what you said about man not being an animal. man is an animal who is amazingly intelligent and who is capable of countless possibilities. because now man is considered the smartest beings they are over rated as not being animals but following the course of evolution man will evolve and become more knowledgeable and then we will be looked on as dumb animals

  • Steve Zee

    Hi Jim, since you wrote this post on how to become a Genius, how is it working out for you? Would you change anything in that Theory now, based on using it for a while?
    ps;I love the opening precept:

    Consider yourself being a genius and act like one in every moment of your life and you will very soon feel that you are one.

  • Radac

    I would like to thank you for sharing this interesting artical. It has be en very helpfull to me.

    As for the religus people, I hate to spite into your soup but Jesus didnt write this artical, if you want to thank some one then thank the author who wrote it.
    Besides most of you were raised into religion if you were not you would most certainly laugh about the concept of God. Think about it, mankind always feared death, so to ease the thought of dying, some one made up the nonesense of heavon and hell.

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    very nice to know that. . . .

  • Mahbub Jamal

    Excellent article………

  • Julius Chinagorom

    At first, I wanted to log off due to what you said about the nonexistence of God. But after reading your article completely, I then commend your capability.
    I like the comment you made of:”You can believe in a God and still be/become a genius, as long as you think for yourself and evaluate information for yourself. Ones belief in God and religion is a personal matter and is not always forced upon a person. A person could figure out things about that for himself on a rational level”. That clarity has make me to admire your work; I wish you could restate that in your later edition in order to make your article more interesting. For some people that believe in God so much will likely go off your site due to such comment made by you.
    However, you are wonderful, you are such a creative thinker; you had the thought and put it down in order to help the average humans.
    Actually, God, the creator of heaven and earth made us human to be genius; He made us a masterpiece of His creation. We humans are the best creature He admire so much that He expect so much from us. A masterpiece of an artist is the best of his work; so we are God’s best. We ought to be genius; every human is ought to be a genius.
    I absolutely love your article. I am striving to be that genius I ought to be.
    Thanks. May God bless you and your family.

  • abe

    nice one it is never enough true
    tnx men.

  • http://www.google.com prayas saxena

    thanks now i am going to connect my ideas with observations to evaluate theories of life.literally itwas like now i met myselves.thanks JIM

  • http://thebestlifequote.com Sussy

    Very interesting post. I like it very much

  • tototamd6

    ya , we always as humans act like if we are smart and gineus ,
    so no need for essays to be written in this filed .

  • http://www.ayeni.com ayodele

    jim good work,don’t mind d phd people dat means pull him down syndrome,they can’t write an article but they can criticize,i don’t know ur aspect abt God now but i will tell u heaven is real and hell is also real.a scientist descover a tall man with a golden wing with a latest descover microscope up d sky.pls give ur life 2 christ and get a bible and gud bye.

  • Hendry Hang’andu

    Hi Jim,

    Are are you one?

  • Hendry Hang’andu

    Hi Jim,

    Are are you one?

    If so am on my way to genius.

  • S.M.Sanjai

    hai this is sanjai the essay of ron hubbard is very useful. if i want to become a genius i have to be confident about myself thank you very much

  • http://NA v p singh

    DEAR JIM ,
    I M SORRY BUT THIS ARTICAL IS MISSING SO MANY IMPORTANT FACTS, LIKE THE DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN INTELLIGENT AND INTELLECT. YOU HAVE NOT MENTIONED ANY THING RELATED TO IGNORANCE. THESE FACTS OF HUMAN KIND EXISTS WITH TWO BIPOLAR POLES AND ONE SHOULD MAKE PEOPLE AWARE ABOUT THIS.
    HOPE YOU WILL NOT MIND.
    PROF. V P SINGH
    PSYCHOANALYST

  • Sanusi Olalekan

    Its a wonderful essay really motivational,well done jim,i wish you can help me more on the “DATA” & “DATUM” stuff i cant grab those ones…thanks jim, i really appreciate……..

  • Sanusi Olalekan

    Its a wonderful essay really motivational,well done jim,i wish you can help me more on the “DATA” & “DATUM” stuff i cant grab those ones. Furthermore,i think you are really mistaken to have denied the existence of the creator cos there is truly GOD ….thanks jim, i really appreciate……..

  • lena

    god is in my opinion irrational however i believe that you are intitled to your beliefs -age 8

  • Joe Blow

    Dear fellow readers,
    When attempting to define what it means to be genius, the contributors of the many inept comments found on this blog demonstrated what it means to be ignorant of their own intelligence and of human genetics. While it is true that given due will, a person can accomplish most any task within their capabilities, it is false to believe a person can bridge evolutionary gaps by mere thought.
    For example, it is possible to teach a dog to sit or follow human commands, Correct?
    There are dogs that have even been trained to identify drugs or chemicals, and a myriad few who can add or subtract. But in all probability, it is insanely improbable(nothing is impossible hahaha) for a dog to learn calculus or engineering etc. There are simply barriers built into the organic brain, ones that prevent a dog or human from learning something beyond their capacity.
    In order to dispel any belief that I am full of shit and that you simple minded jesus freaks( or…Hubbard freaks, whatever it is you Scientologists are into.) are dead wrong, how about you guess how old I am? I got here without blind faith or religion, so if you are the type of person who believes in a higher power, go get em! :) But if you are a loser who keeps participating in religions full of sycophants(kiss-ass’s or followers) just like yourself, keep your base thoughts to yourself. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it just so happens that you base your own off that of a dying expression of thought….

    A 15 year old depressed genius
    P.S, I grew tired of this charade halfway through typing this lament, for I know it is hopeless to try to sway the mind of the fool.

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    your article was very interesting and very knowledgeable .As you said and gave a brief description about a human brain and the the types of data that a person may need in day to day life.

  • ELI NYAMATAGA

    now i began to follow this theory but i have doubt on vital data

  • Morgan Wyatt Khan

    Very nice information I struggle every day to be a better person because I strive to save people is need and help out as much as a possible as well as helping myself first but on the note of a God yes I believe in a God but at the same time we must be fragments of its mind or fragments that were or fragments that have always existed but could be in constant flux ie history repeats itself but I know this that after death positive and negative energies are sorted and are divided into other parts where energy is needed so at all times God is us and he or it is with us and after wards we are it or him at all times by being dead you become the universe and all are one even if you were in the human sense bad or good

    I’m only 16 and I ask a lot of questions and am told I think to hard but my answer is I don’t think enough I have a hard time with thinking about everything at once and sorting all the data that has been taken in I really wanna know why do we have to be here and why is man allowed to be intelligent and for what reason and what for and how is that helping or supporting the universe or is everything fake and just an illusion to the current observer these things bother me a I know common reasoning and logic is what hold our nonsense together but why is it needed and why do such things like religion still exist after so much praying and death it doesnt seem to work and the only thing that works is living like your the only one who knows anything and what you learn or hear is as valuable as food but other people are nothing and you are the only something I know this isn’t true but what really is when there’s so many lies but so little truths and so many fake people but so little real people …….???

  • Ishak Aimen

    School education falls under useless data ?!?!?

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  • sam

    very nice essay however , not included a very important truth that is the surrounding environment and abbreviate all the geniusity quest journey as a self convincing battle . any way i liked it , find it very motivated still disagree with you with a few things coz for me god is a vital data cant be neglected or equalized with his creature no matter how creative or genius he is keep the good work .

  • Josh N

    If this becomes TLDR, there is no hope for you. As with me.

  • http://SeriouslyFuckOff.com/loser/fatass.html Anonymous

    God exists. Believing in God doesn’t hinder you ability to become a genius. Religion has been manipulated that is why it seems false. If you think about it logically evolution is really just a bunch of bullshit. If we evolved from monkeys how the hell are they still around? It is a slim chance to evolve. Many scientists even said that life is too complex to evolve from “Chance”. To be honest if you stray from God that would make you an idiot. Why isn’t the whole world perfect then? A: Because God gave you freedom of choice. Read the Quran it agrees COMPLETELY with science and has no contradictions. There are some unbelievably smart people in this world that worship Satan and they’re trying to make you believe that there is no such thing as Satan. I said you would be an “Idiot” but I meant it in a moral values type of way. I mean what’s intelligence when you are probably going to use it for evil?

  • http://StupidityIsNOTTheWay Anonymous

    God is what fuels me. It what give me the power and incentive to become a genius , perhaps not for you but for me it is. There are many signs that God has given you to show that he exists. Yet , you still see with one eye…… You still are ignorant and raise your fists at God in denial…. Give up please. Man CAN’T become God. That is a satanist ideal please don’t follow them. Satan is a liar.

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  • steve

    this essay really inspired me,starting from now I will act towards being the einstien of today

  • Julius

    Mr. Westeran, I really agree with the below information that: GENIUS ARE MADE NOT BORN(i.e gifted without being thought anything. It can’t be).
    Initially, I always thought that genius is a gift by heaven. After discovering this real experiment done by Aaron Stern in 1952, it changed the way I think and emphasized the importance of using effective tools. In that year, Aaron used his daughter, Edith, to prove to the world that given the right environment and strategies, a person’s intelligence can be developed and trained. Aaron started training Edith from the time she was born. He played classic music to her, used picture cards and flash cards to teach her everyday when she was just a few weeks old. He also talked to her in adult terms (no baby talk). By the age of 5, she had read an entire volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica. When she was 6 years old, she was reading six books a day. At 12, she enrolled in college and was teaching higher Mathematics at Michigan State University at 15 years old. She earned her Ph.D. at the age of 18. Where on a scale 155 is genius, she scored 200!

    With the right strategies and tools, I believe you can achieve the results you want!

  • Julius

    Here is a story that may provide a little insight on one point of view about the question that roams around: ‘are geniuses born or made’?.
    A King was watching a great magician perform his act. The crowd was enthralled and so was the King. At the end the audience roared with approval. And the King said: “What a gift this man has. A God-given Talent.”
    But a Wise Counselor said to the King, “My Lord,… ……genius is made, not born. This magician’s skill is the result of discipline and practice. These talents have been learned and honed over time with determination and discipline.”
    The King was troubled by this message. The Counselor’s challenge had spoiled his pleasure in the magician’s arts. “Limited and spiteful swine. How dare you criticize true genius. As I said, you either have it or you don’t. And you most certainly don’t.”
    The King turned to his bodyguard and said, “Throw this man into the deepest dungeon.” And, he added for the Counselor’s benefit, “so you won’t be lonely you can have two of your kind to keep you company. You shall have two piglets as cellmates.”
    From the very first day of his imprisonment, the Wise Counselor practiced running up the steps of his cell to the prison door carrying in each hand a piglet. As the days turned into weeks, and the weeks into months, the piglets steadily grew into sturdy wild boars. And with every day of practice the Wise Counselor increased his power and strength.
    One day the King remembered the Wise Counselor and was curious to see how imprisonment had humbled him. He had the Wise Counselor summoned.
    When the prisoner appeared, a man of powerful physique, carrying a wild boar on each arm, the King exclaimed, “What a gift this man has. A God-given talent.”
    The Wise Counselor replied, “My Lord, genius is made, not born. My skill is the result of discipline and practice. These talents have been learned and honed over time with determination and discipline.”
    Some research suggests only about 1/3 of your memory is predetermined by genetics, leaving about 2/3 under your control or influence. There is no such thing as a good or bad memory, just a trained memory and an untrained memory.
    Don’t wait until the day before you need to read to prepare for an important meeting or memorize a speech before a large audience. Commit to learning and using your ‘quick Reading and quick Recall memory techniques’ so your skills, abilities and genius will be easily there, every day, especially when you need it most.

    A certain martial arts instructors used to say “under stress, you don’t rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of your training.” Put forth the effort now, and reap the rewards every day here after, and remember that practice won’t alone make you perfect but makes progress. And what you practice in private, you are rewarded for in public.
    “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
    Until next time genius.

  • A Pendex

    “2.Work out your time in such a way that every hour is properly utilized and put aside as much time as possible on becoming better.”

    So to be a genius i should quit reading the book of toilet jokes that I got at Christmas while i’m sitting on the pooper chair and start reading some hi-brow stuffs? Can you give me some titles to start with?

  • Rodrigo

    Hmmm …… I worry everyday that i can never become a genius.

    Is it possible to become as smart as Albert Einstein , Isaac Newton or Archimedes?

    P.S Does health have anything to do with being a genius?

  • Rodrigo

    Hmmm …… I worry everyday that i can never become a genius.

    Is it possible to become as smart as Albert Einstein , Isaac Newton or Archimedes?

    P.S Does health have anything to do with being a genius?

    Somone please answer.

  • Ar

    The very want to become genius is that which holds you back and creates misery. If you have seen through this mechanism – you are neither genius nor not genius. You are and that’s the end of it.

  • http://engineerspath.com santosh parajuli

    It’s a very informative one …….thanks for sharing such a valuable idea.

  • Alex maks

    This is very inspiring and will be very helpful in life for me.
    Thanks for this vital information.

  • Fernando MARTINEZ

    Hello jim do you know any websites or articles I can read or any tricks in becoming a genuis so I can get 90s In school

  • http://google Josie

    The most intelligent people give God the first place..Believe God and live by his word.. that’s the first sign you smart.. God Bless You..

  • A. Pendix

    Or it’s the first sign that you’re gullible.

  • Minerva_1

    For all those concerned with religion, you do not necessarily have to leave your religion, you simply need to see the reason behind it all. The day or moment you do, you are marked as a genius. This is a good guideline, and as much as you follow the psychology of geniuses by reading or observing, you will learn more and more. To Jim, it’s very good, if a bit basic. But by following and doing a small amount of research you can find out more and more. It’s simply the act of doing, as the article has said, or atleast, should say.

  • A Pendex

    What a load of hog swallop. I don’t care what your religious faith may be weak enough to follow, or if you are really lost and follow some half-baked money robbing cult like Scientology, a sucker is a sucker. If you want to become a genuis there is nothing – nothing! – that you can do to attain this goal. It’s in your genetics, not in some dead writer’s cult – a cult he invented to make himself rich. Genuis is born – not bred. I don’t give a damn what your e-meters say.

  • Michael

    I have a question. Hopefully the author or someone can answer it, because I’m not quite sure.

    “Destructive acts decreases cause level and puts the person effect.”
    “A minor percentage of man are destructive to their personality and are pushing man down and makes them effect.”

    What does “effect” mean in these contexts? Defective?

  • Gower Power

    In my theory, a man is only as smart and capable of becoming “genious” as he perceives himself of such abilities. You are what you believe to be. Thus you are as intelligent as you spiritually and mentally feel. Unlike many who are “sheeple” and follow in the olden footsteps of ancestors so called realities, I have come up with several, if not hundreds of different conclusions that I foresee useful to myself on my journey through life. A few include my religious transitions and scientifical beliefs that I put into my mind altogether. Whatever it is that you seem to believe as genius in your own universe is, in my opinon, what literally will become the intelligence that you desire to obtain. In other words the genius-ness if I may.
    Some examples…
    – If you believe that a cat is some form a deity. You, for one of your religious reasons, are going to want to try to your hardest to journey on and become the best (to be) kitty cat that you will die and return as in the future (your death). Therefore you’re going to achieve any “genius” techniques to transform into whatever you strongly believe in.

    – if you believe God is the creator of all then you should obviously put faith in him and acquire any and all knowledge possible to become the greatest (insert religion or belief here) possible. You dedicate everything to what you believe in and suddenly you shall become the genius you seek to form into.

    – If you have no strict beliefs or obstacles already created then chances are you have more time to create your very own destiny in a much more original way. You are the man that must build his own strengths to overcome his own tasks without worrying about what beliefs may stand in your way. You officially have no limit or boundary that can stop you from being the smartest man alive.

    Just some examples though. In all honesty I am the third example. It’s my current mindset and I’m sticking to it.
    I mean I’m only thirteen so my opinions don’t really matter to most. Oh well. Thought I’d share my thoughts regardless :)

  • Dewayne

    It is a powerful writing and really from today my life will never be the same. But you have to believe that there is God and that Jesus is his son and the only savior. Hell and paradise are also real. This knowledge you have put down is from him. Men… it has power that you cannot imagine. Stay blessed.

  • salim

    just want to know Jim are you a genius? I do agree with you dat your website is too informative but one thing are you a genius?

  • http://codervision.com Joshua

    I read this article years ago. I have to say it’s as interesting now than it was then. However, I have to disagree with the general idea.
    There are two reasons:
    1. Creating stable datum is the very means to becoming arrogant, which cannot lead to new and better paths, thoughts, data, etc..
    2. This is the opposite of creative thinking, which I’ve seen to make some of the smartest thoughts. Thoughts that in themself are so innocently brilliant. For example: There was a mom and her little boy travelling and came to a road block. A fireman came to the car and said “A semi truck got stuck under the bridge ahead. We’re trying to pull it out”. The little boy chimed in “Why don’t they just deflate the tires?”. The fireman just stared at the little boy, shook his head, and did exactly that.
    The little boy’s thoughts were created through pressureless and creative thinking. If he were stuck in one mode and one set of rules, that never would have came to be.

  • crystal

    I found this information some what useful,but the information on another website http://www.topofthescale.com is awesome,and this guy is a genius.

  • Kalen Jones

    Hmm I must say You can think of Earth as the Middle point between Hell and Heaven, God gave us all free will, Earth is merely a test between Heaven and Hell based on our actions you choose your Fate The reason God wouldn’t come to your rescue is there would be no point in saving your physical body when your spiritual one could come home,the main think in all religions relating God is to walk by Faith not by sight no one truly seeking the Title ” Genius ” would ever disregard God as its a lose lose situation after all God is the Key to all Answers, I hope this was simple enough, they say the Greatest ideas where formed with simplicity

  • khgkhg

    I mean…Everything you said is obvious anyways. You basically stated the basics about thinking and acquiring knowledge… I guess not a lot of people know these things. For me, moving on…

  • arapaima77

    oh my…
    be genius or not,God will always love you..

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    From the following book, I hope, you will find the secret to be a genius.
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  • oganga chantal

    thanks for the motivation i will try and make my inner genius glow.

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    This article was great and highly inspiring. I find it very educating.

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    because you don’t need anyone or anything outside yourself for direction or real happiness. You have it all inside. The software was inplaced in us right from our creation..

  • http://www.millionaireconference.com Mohammed

    “We now live in a world where medical doctors have destroyed our health and fitness, lawyers have destroyed mercy and justice, universities have destroyed knowledge and intelligence, the press has destroyed honesty and free speech, religion has destroyed truth, the world banks have destroyed our economies and governments have destroyed our right to free choice.”

  • http://www.millionaireconference.com CrownPrinceMohammed

    Why did you left Scientology ?

  • lightningbolt.

    “That’ll be the first step towards your getting smarter, as hard as it may be. The reason being is that if one doesn’t follow an organized religion, they are then able to become more of a free-thinker. Being a free-thinker, one winds up being able to use their *own* mind and not someone else’s.
    If one doesn’t think for themself or comes to conclusions on various things by themself, that person just winds up just being a brainwashed sheep following someone else. If one doesn’t think for themself and rather does and believes everything someone else tells them, that person will never be able to become a genius because they will be only as smart as the person they’re following allows them to be.” – unknown source.

    Have any of you guys actually read this? If you haven’t, you should. If you follow this mans theory of how to become a genius you’re only becoming as smart as he’s allowing you to become. Basically if you follow this you’ll only be a ‘genius’ to his extent. Some of you criticize religion and how it’s something organized and not letting you think on your own when this essay is in fact the same exact thing but portrayed in a different style/way. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but this is what I think.

    Also, a genius is born and can also be made depending on how much effort you put in.

  • Chamara Karunaratne

    Nicely presented and absolutely interesting facts.

    Do not know to which religion Mr.Jim belong, but I would suggest you all readers to read this article in an analytical mind, but not in a religious point of view.

    I also would like to name a book here, ‘The Power of Now’ by Mr.Ekhart Tolle, which also explains much about how to use the potential of your mind at it’s best, by living with concentration to present.

    I congratulate Mr.Jim for writing this article even though its being since years now. I am pretty sure he might be a very successful man today, depending on how much he could bring in his understanding of life in to practice.

  • Truth

    You’re all morons. No genius would ever visit this blog.

  • lightningbolt.

    @ Truth, would that also make you a moron as well?

  • john joshua
  • john joshua

    good article.but God is there men try to think more about it

  • LT

    I think the most important thing to grasp from this is to just never cease learning and open your mind to new things and never pass up opportunities. We are as infinite as our brains are but we choose to shut down the moment something becomes too difficult or tiresome. We just push it away and decide we will never come back to it. The more you look and the more angles you attack a particular obstacle, problem, or topic the more neural pathways you will use. The brain is a muscle; exercise it, take care of your body, and it will take care of you! Remember that “geniuses” dedicate their lives to progression, so always push yourself forward. Be passionate about being passionate!
    “What is the most universal human characteristic? Fear.. or laziness.” – Waking Life (2001)

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