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Do You Have the Symptoms of Genius?

Are you a genius? Maybe you are!? See if you have the following symptoms of supreme intellect. Perhaps, they describe someone you know?

The Symptoms:

1. They are Night Owls

Psychology Today states that intelligent people are more likely to be nocturnal than people with lower IQ scores.

The rates of sleep achieved in hours per night declines as the average IQ level raises. They come alive once the sun goes down and all the “distractions” go to sleep.

Then, they are free to work undisturbed for hours on end. Are they depressed and lonely all night alone? Hell no! They are exploding with ideas and creations. They need and enjoy alone time to gather their thoughts and to dream up new things.

2. Experimentation with Alcohol and Drugs.


 Geniuses are drug connoisseurs. They are natural risk-takers so making drugs illegal only makes them more intriguing. Geniuses are usually nonconformist types, that tend to question society’s rules.

Some buy over-the-counter pills and others go to their doctor for “the good shit”. That stuff will kill you.

Stephen King got high as hell on Xanax, Valium, cocaine, NyQuil, alcohol, and pot while he wrote.

Edgar Allan Poe was a brilliant drunkard.

Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all enjoyed tripping on acid to further open their minds.

3.  Atheism

Highly intelligent people have let go of the religious stories. They are aware of what is going on around them and they see it doesn’t follow the ancient narration.


They can see that there aren’t angels floating above everyone… ever. They have flown in an airplane and saw that on top of the clouds there isn’t a “heaven”, in fact, there aren’t any deities from any religion, no golden roads, gates or virgins! What a rip off!

Atheists have on average 6 to 7 more IQ points than religious people. Coincidence? Or maybe they know something the masses don’t?

4. Mental Illness.

You don’t have to be insane to be a genius, but it helps.

OCD and ADHD are very common amongst geniuses. I’ve been diagnosed with both disorders.

I don’t wash my hands repeatedly or do the physical rituals. It’s impossible for me to be a neat freak. I can’t keep a clear space on my desk to save my life.


It’s more of an obsessive thought variety of OCD. If something sparks my interest, I can dive into it way deeper than others. Having an insatiable thirst for knowledge certainly helps as well!


You might call these traits “disorders” but they can be beneficial. The key is not to let them get out of control. If you harness these powerful mental abilities, you could change the world.

5. You Enjoy Being Alone.

Time spent alone is good for the soul. In your alone time, you can meditate, read, write, paint, play an instrument… the list goes on.

But it’s not all fun and games…

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”   ― Albert Einstein

Being extremely smart is not the “gift” you might imagine. The life of a genius is typically quite painful. Members of society see someone that’s different and they have to flip out and point the finger at them.


6. Weirdness.

Prodigies are famous for the many quirks that outcast them from their peers.

Tesla was afraid of human hair (maybe that’s why he “dated” a pigeon?). Da Vinci was a huge procrastinator with strong ADHD tendencies. SQUIRREL!

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Being strange is just part of the territory.

7. Using “bad words”

I believe that there is no such thing as bad words (except for negative words regarding some one’s race or sexual preference). We’ve all been taught that people who cuss are unintelligent and probably lack vocabulary. Au contraire! Scientists have found that the amount of swear words you know is linked to the expression of feelings and thoughts. The number of cuss words one can name in under a minute correlates with high IQ.

If you found that you and geniuses don’t have much in common, be thankful that you aren’t one!

Know that geniuses are not better than you are. They think about things in a unique way. I’m sure you have abilities that geniuses don’t have.

You Can Unleash Your Genius!

Intelligence can be contagious (so can stupidity) so be aware of who you surround yourself with. You can gain some free IQ points for having a real mastermind in your life to show you the way and to give you advice.

Find a supremely smart person to be your role model. Learn how they think, what they do, how they live. Then think and act in different ways than you do normally.

Geniuses help others to gain valuable wisdom and creativity. So, if you find one out in public or even online. Study them.

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Negative Thoughts and the Law of Attraction

Negative thoughts mixed with the Law of Attraction can be a harmful cocktail. The Law of Attraction attracts into our lives whatever we think about. Negative thinking (or rumination) can lead to major problems like depression or anxiety. The Law of Attraction will turn those worries into reality. We don’t want that to happen.

This isn’t a “Secret” it has been a well known universal law for centuries. Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, and Beethoven have all proven the validity of this law.

If you force yourself to think positive thoughts about your life and your abilities, you’ll take actions to do your goals.

When you can’t stop thinking negative thoughts, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What am I worrying about exactly?
  2. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
  3. What role did I play in this situation? How can I learn to stop doing that?
  4. Imagine if your worst fear actually happened, write down all the ways you could handle it and still be okay.

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 You’ve dealt with past issues moment by moment, but over time you got through it.

It’s important for you to know that thoughts turn into reality. If we obsessively think painful thoughts we form a metaphorical “shit cloudover our lives. Those are never good!

Try the following to regain control over your thoughts.

1. Increase Awareness of Your Thoughts

Notice when you are thinking negative thoughts. Remind yourself that just because you thought it, doesn’t mean it’s the truth. Stop the behavior and distract yourself completely in something else.

Often when we get stuck on loop mode it’s because negative thinking has become a habit. The subconscious loves to make you do the same thing over and over. It is the reason we have habits.

You see the subconscious wants you to think “it happened before, it will happen again” and this is false. It will make you avoid trying new things.

When we allow ourselves to default to negative thinking we in grain these thoughts into our mind.


Do something that makes you feel happy

Go swimming, take a drive, paint something, go to a park, do some Yoga, listen to some upbeat music or call a friend. Doing something that makes you happy will distract you and give you something else to focus on.

The next time you catch yourself obsessing over negative past event or future worries, say: “Stop!”.

If you don’t want to freak-out your co-workers or family members you can just snap a rubber band on your wrist.

Afterwards, get up and go do something enjoyable. The subconscious takes over when we are sitting around not being mentally stimulated.

Know that mistakes are learning opportunities.

We must learn from the past if we want to avoid repeating the situation.

Don’t take everything so seriously! Let yourself laugh!

Laughing releases the body’s feel-good chemicals that give you an overall sense of well-being. It can lower your stress levels and increases immunity and infection-fighting antibodies. This is why people say “Laughter is the best medicine”.

It’s hard to worry while your laughing! So call up that funny friend or watch your favorite comedy.

You can take charge of your life and free yourself from irrational fears and useless worrying. Like any new skill, it takes practice and repetition. Take your time and keep working on it.
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7 Inventions By Women That Changed The World

We know about the inventions from famous men such as Nikola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Bell. But how many female inventors can you name? It seems like we rarely hear about these fascinating women. Many of their inventions have changed the world and immensely improve our lives to this day.

Here are just a few of those inventions (in no particular order):

1. Wireless Communication – Hedy Lamarr


During World War II, Hedy Lamarr invented a secret wireless system for controlling torpedoes. She designed wireless communication to defeat the Nazis. It proved to be a significant step in the security of military communications.

In 1997 Lamarr received the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award. She also became the first female to receive a BULBIE™ Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award, which is considered the “Oscars” of inventing.

Hedy Lamarr’s discovery laid the foundation for many things from Wi-Fi to GPS.

2. KEVLAR – Stephanie Kwolek


In 1965, Stephanie Kwolek was one of the first female chemists to work at DuPont. At the time she was trying to find new synthetic fibers for tires. But, instead she had produced an extraordinarily important discovery.

She brought forth a lightweight–yet 5 times stronger than steel— fiber that was almost indestructible. This material resisted wear, bullets, corrosion and flames! It was later known as “Kevlar”.

We use Kevlar today for bulletproof vests, military helmets, fiber-optics, work-gloves, and suspension bridge cables!

Kwolek won the National Medal of Technology for her research on synthetic fibers and was added to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1994.

As a result of her research efforts she received 17 patents!

3. Beer – Ancient Women


7,000 years ago, ancient societies believed that beer was a gift from a goddess. As a result, women controlled the beer. After a while, the ladiesbrewing skills were so amazing, that no men could brew beer or run a tavern.

4. Car Heater – Margaret A. Wilcox

In 1893, Margaret A. Wilcox was working as a mechanical engineer. She lived in Chicago-so you know she’s had to of seen some hardcore winters.


I’m sure when she drove to work every snowy, winter morning (with no heater) her teeth chattering and her nose red. Eventually, one day she must have had enough and said “Screw this! I have got to get some WARMTH!” Soon after that, she developed a way to direct the engine’s warm airflow to the passengers.

In November 1893, she received the patent for her car heating device. Her idea was the foundation of the modern day car heater, an essential feature in all cars.

5. The Circular Saw – Tabitha Babbitt


Way back in 1910, Tabitha Babbit noticed some lumber workers struggling to cut some wood with a pit saw.

The long saw only cut in one direction and the it had to be operated by 2 men. Using the contraption was a struggle to maneuver. She thought this was ridiculous and a huge waste of energy and time.

She went home and made a notched tin disk and hooked it up to a wheel head that would rotate with a push of a pedal.circular-saw

6. The Mark I Computer and the COBOL Programming Language – Grace Hopper


Long before the PC (personal computer) came along, computers were huge.

The ENIAC (the 1st electrical computer and was created in 1922) was a behemoth, machine that took up 1,800 square feet and weighed almost 50 tons!

In 1944, Dr. Grace Hopper, a computer scientist, and Howard Aiken designed the Mark I. The Mark I was much smaller, five-ton, room-sized machine. Hopper also coded the first “ compiler” or program that translates a written programming language into binary (computer readable code). We still use compilers today to program apps and video games.


She coined the terms “bug” and “debugging” when she had to clear out moths from the Mark I after it was having issues.

Hopper was on the team that developed COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages and is still used today!

In 1969, she won the Computer Science Man of the Year Award. Later in 1973 she became the first woman, and the first American, to become a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society!

7. Invisible Glass – Katharine Blodgett

General Electric took a chance in hiring Katharine Blodgett as their first female scientist. It’s a good thing they did because in 1938 she discovered a microscopic coating that made glass non-reflective and distortion proof.

The glass was a total game changer for cameras, microscopes, eyeglasses, computers – the list goes on.

During World War II, Blodgett contributed research to military needs like gas masks, smoke screens and a way to de-ice airplane wings.

Lastly, these women were true pioneers for other ambitious females. They are amazing role models for professional women everywhere. Because of their inventions, we live more comfortable lives today.

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How to Harness the Powerful ‘Flow’ State of Mind

Scientists have started to unravel what happens in the brain during flow when focus increases, you have ULTIMATE productivity, time disappears, and we get into ‘the zone’. By understanding the science, and using these practices we can increase our ability to get into flow consciousness.

Being in the zone is a liberating and an empowering feeling. After you’ve had it, trust me, you’ll want it again! The desire to re-experience this state will motivate you to continue practicing, improving and fine-tuning your passion.

The flow mindset will launch you to the next level, in any area of your life. You’ve got to earn this high-level mindset. Anyone who tries hard enough for it will eventually accomplish it. Don’t be left behind!

People used to believe that only prodigies and geniuses were able to tap into flow.

In fact, we can all tap into this super-human power and unleash our limitless potential!



We have “hack-able” brains! Your brain can transform physically in reaction to our behaviors and thoughts.

You don’t have to become an artist or a musician to experience flow. Be relaxed, yet alert and don’t worry about how you’re performing. Keep going with it! You must be having fun if you want to get into “the zone”. Flow is a state of mind– not a time of the month.

Flow will give you an intense sensation of happiness and freedom while you are having fun working on your craft. Learning how to take control of this mental state can have an astonishing impact on your life.

When you are not in flow:

Things aren’t working and thoughts aren’t flowing.

When You Are In a State of Flow:

  • You‘re 100% focused on your task.
  • Your creativity and productivity levels soar.
  • You will lose track of time and of your environment. You might find that in flow, you don’t even exist!

Brainwaves and Flow State


Scientists have been studying what happens in the brain during this elusive state of mind. They found that during flow, the brain releases massive amounts of norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, and serotonin.

These are all performance, mood, and creativity enhancing neurotransmitters. This explains the fantastic rush we get from being in the zone!


It isn’t only the neurochemicals that produce flow states, it’s also the frequency or brainwaves.

You can force your brainwaves to change to the desired state by listening to binaural beats and isochronic tones for Alpha and Theta.

Our brain activates the state of flow between Alpha (daydreaming) and Theta (almost asleep) brainwaves. This state of mind is called the “lucid state”. So, we want a calm (yet alert) mental state.


1. Make an Instrumental Playlist

(No lyrics. They will distract you and keep you away from flow.)

If you want to speed-up the process, you could listen to isochronic and binaural beats. Isochronic tones guide your dominant brainwave activity to a different frequency. This empowers you to alter your mental state.

Our dominant brainwave patterns and our daily life are inseparable. Brainwaves are created by synchronized electrical pulses from neurons communicating with each other.

The 5 brainwaves are (from fastest to slowest) the Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta each speed will give you a different mindset.

Brainwave speed is measured in Hertz (cycles per second). These sounds are set each corresponding brainwave frequency. Listen to these YouTubes to try it out!

2. Choose a challenging activity that you love doing

Choose something that is hard enough to stretch your abilities, but not so difficult that you get discouraged.

Any consistent task that you have fun doing, can put you into a flow state. Some people like to write, play sports, clean, draw or practice whatever it is they want to master, so they get into the zone.

3. Discover your most productive time of the day

There are specific times of the day when you are most efficient. Choose your most productive and creative time of day. Practice working in flow at that time and you could be up to 3x more productive.

4. Create the perfect “flow-inducing” environment.

Clean your space, this is where you’ll practice your skill to enter the flow state. Choose a space where it is less likely to be distracted.


Focus is key and it’s hard to focus when there’s clutter everywhere.


5. Get outside

After a while, if you feel as if your brain has flat-lined, take a break! You aren’t being productive if you’re staring blankly at your laptop.

Physical exercise is essential for a strong mind and body… whether we want to or not. This will allow your brain to rest so it can perform optimally when you get back.

6. Stay hydrated.

You will lose track of time in flow, so you will want to make sure you are drinking enough water.


Dehydration side effects can sneak up on you. You could get headaches, memory problems, “brain fog” or confusion. For these reasons, you should make sure you have some water nearby as you work.

Check out this TEDtalk by Steven Kotler on how to get into the flow.

After you’ve practiced the above steps you’ll be ready to enter flow. Keep practicing until it’s burned into your brain, then you can let flow sweep you away. Have fun!

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Why YOU Need More Solitude in Your Life

Spending time alone is essential in learning who you are.  In solitude you can discover who you are, what you believe and what you should do with your life this is psychologically essential to your well-being.

You might have life-changing ideas bubbling in your soul right now. Although, you won’t discover them unless you leave the crowd and find solitude.


Know that you deserve your own awesome reality created by and for you, rather than the path others have laid out for you.

The best way (although not the only way) to experience solitude is while you’re in silence with no distractions.

Every time we are waiting in line, we whip out our phones. Whenever we get in the car, we listen to music. If our apartment or home is quiet we turn on the TV. Technology can spoil our ability to be alone.

No matter where you live or who you live with, you can have solitude. There are even benefits from taking only 5-15 minutes of alone time.

Some people fear being alone to think. Solitude isn’t scary and it doesn’t mean you can’t have friends, it means that now you take the time to be your own friend as well. This is using your spare time in the most effective way possible.

You never know, you might learn something about who you are!

Solitude can help you to take a break and examine your life. From there, you can find the answers.

The answers are within you.

Spend time with yourself to find the solutions to your most tormenting of issues. Distracting yourself from your thoughts will not make them easier to find.

Interacting with people can be like a chess game. We change how we behave in response to how others act. Most of this game is played subconsciously. Sure, we tend to adapt to situations, but it still takes a toll on you.


I’m not saying you should sell all your stuff, move to the woods and live as a hermit. Don’t cut off all of your friends and replace them with cats!


Being around others can be beneficial, in moderation, but constantly being absorbed in society can be soul sucking.

So, if you feel tired and depressed it could be because you’ve been around too many people that day.

What can you GAIN from SOLITUDE?



Solitude will allow you to examine your life and will enable you to realize what your next move should be. Having the ability to step back from the chaos of the world and concentrate, is essential for focus.



In the case of many large groups, the leader is an intensely solitary individual because superior concentration has massive benefits for them and ultimately for the people that they lead. Being alone helps leaders to accomplish their daily goals and be more productive.


Who doesn’t want more creativity? While you‘re alone you can hone-in on your craft and possibly change your world!

Famous musicians, artists, and geniuses spend massive amounts of time in solitude fine-tuning their skills. Over time, they transform themselves into a master of their field.

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Solitude Will Help You Through the HARD TIMES



In difficult times, the instinct is often to reach out for support. Solitude has been proven to be therapeutic. Perhaps we should be seeking within to find the answers. 

During World War II, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was captured by Nazis and imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp.

He was still able to find peace by escaping into solitude, even while surrounded by death.

He wrote of his experiences and later he published them in his famous book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” where he wrote:

“There were times, of course, when it was possible, and even necessary, to keep away from the crowd. . . . The prisoner craved to be alone with himself and his thoughts. He yearned for privacy and for solitude. After my transportation to a so-called ‘rest-camp’ I had the rare fortune to find solitude for about five minutes at a time. Behind the earthen hut where I worked and in which were crowded about fifty delirious patients, there was a quiet spot in a corner of the double fence of barbed wire surrounding the camp. A tent had been improvised there with a few poles and branches of trees in order to shelter a half-dozen corpses (the daily death rate in the camp).”

Ways to Enjoy Some Solitude Today

  • Wake up a little earlier and sit with some coffee and think about things, before your day starts. I prefer staying up after most people are asleep for this.
  • You could also go for a walk alone and admire nature while listening to the wind blow through the trees.
  • Have a spare moment? Sit in a quiet room and write.

Enjoy the silence, it’s a good thing. Let it free you from the anxieties of the day.


You can experience solitude at any moment. Ideally, in a quiet and distraction-less environment, but deal with what you’ve got. You can train yourself to block out external stimuli.

You can become a better leader, more creative and help you get through rough times in life find your identity in solitary moments while writing down what you believe in (not what others have told you to believe).

What’s important to you? What are your goals? Solitude will enable you to return to society with more confidence to take control of your life and your circumstances.

So… how will you find the time for solitude today?

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Why YOU Should Be a Nonconformist

Nonconformists are the mavericks that change the world by exposing new methods of thinking or by developing inventions that result in a more vibrant society.  They challenge widely accepted theories and beliefs. These free-thinkers seek the truth like we do here at wisdom4freedom. They see the corruption that has taken over and they hide their eyes like everyone else. Nonconformists take their own path in life. It’s hard to find these intriguing characters because they are the outcasts, loners, fringe dwellers and misfits.


A nonconformist is no stranger to ridicule from others. When it comes to “fitting in” some of them decide to say “fuck it!” and quit attempting to pacify society with normalcy.

“Normal” exists as much as “perfection” and both are wastes of time because they aren’t unattainable. A nonconformist lives according to their personalized philosophies. You won’t find them joining groups that have a standardized set of beliefs in place.

Nonconformists are curious, but they don’t accept spoon-fed information. They want to discover the answers for themselves. To find their own theory they explore different avenues in life like: drugs, lifestyles, philosophies, science, and life. That doesn’t mean they’re “bad people” it means they are curious about the world and aren’t scared to experiment with life. They reject nothing without trying it (within reason, of course).

It isn’t Cool to Conform.


Conformists are people who adapt, without question, to the usual practices or standards of a group. They believe everything they hear from religion, friends, their parents or the evening news. They don’t want to spend the time and effort of finding answers for themselves. Many people don’t want to know the truth, they think it is safer to stay with the herd than to stray away.

Kids learn through various cues that being different is not OK. Being different scares children (and some adults) because they were raised to think it‘s a good thing to fit in. Conformists cringe at the thought of not “fitting in”, it makes them nauseous to even think about being ostracized from friends and possibly family.But really why would you want to hang around some assholes who refuse to accept you for who you are… even if they’re your parents.

In the past, society punished nonconformists for their free-thinking behaviors.

Thousands of nonconformists were tortured, and even murdered, just for being different. This is especially true for female nonconformists in the Salem witch trials, Marie Curie and Joan of Arc. I’m glad I live in the current time because I would of been torched if I lived back then.Today, people have changed their fear of “the different” to an awe-struck, curiosity. In fact, studies show that people think nonconformists are sexier than their standardized opponents. People are attracted to those that are confident enough to be different from everyone.

Being a nonconformist has its risks, but at least today, you won’t be snatched up and burned at the stake. You might just get more dates?




Many famous nonconformists like: Albert Einstein, Salvador Dalí, Nikola Tesla, Bob Dylan and Beck Hansen knew that it’s not easy to be different but it massively pays off in the end.

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche stated that “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”amazing-power-pose-mrrobot

Albert Einstein knew this truth from experience when he said “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrity. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary.”


Some nonconformists choose to leave society so they avoid the abuse, mockery and ruthless teasing. Not because the conformists (and their attempts to manipulate others into conformity) actually effect them but because they don’t need the added stress, distractions and don’t feel the need to blend in with society anyways. They’re too busy following their dreams. They prefer to watch safely from afar as everyone in society continues to march blindly into ignorance and destruction.

Too much conformity deadens the human spirit

People can eventually forget who they even are if they conform long enough. Conformity may feel safe and cozy but the price you end up paying is living your life for others, not yourself.  So, don’t expect any group to show you the meaning of your life or to tell you the “correct” way to live.  We’re all  individuals, we shouldn’t adopt every thought or belief of a group.

  “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Fortunately, YOU are in complete control of your thoughts and beliefs.

Only your thoughts can change your life so perhaps you should re-think who’s thoughts you’ve adopted as your own? Are you living how you want to live? Where you are spending your time and money and how much stock you are putting into stranger’s opinions?

Do what you feel is right.  Buy things that you like.  Appearing like the others is detrimental to you and an insult to your unique soul.

We are here (on Earth) to find our true talent, our uniqueness and to let it blossom — regardless of anyone’s opinion.

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