As previously mentioned in part two, Walter Isaacson, wrote an article in Time Magazine about the making of a genius. Mr. Isaacson believes that smart people are a dime a dozen. Many of them don’t amount to much. However, being a genius is different than being supersmart.
I’d have to agree with Walter Isaacson, because I’ve known a number of individuals in my life who were really smart, but didn’t do much of anything. Some of them were friends I knew in high school. They were the slackers. They never really tried to do anything outside the box. It was like they lacked the imagination to try
Imagination is definitely the key towards investing in one’s curiosity. Benjamin Franklin had little formal education, but did have a highly, developed imagination to invent a rod to tame electricity. He devised clean-burning stoves, charts of the Gulf Stream, and bifocal glasses.
Another well-known odd individual was Albert Einstein. He was slow in learning to speak as a child. However, his slow verbal development allowed him to observe the wonderment of the world he lived in. It was Einstein who revolutionized our understanding of the universe by coming up with the two pillars of contemporary physics: the theory of relativity and the quantum theory.
Of course, our society has profited from the inventions of Benjamin Franklin and in space exploration from Albert Einstein. What these two geniuses had accomplished is widely-known. But, in today’s society, we might not ever learn if there was one individual or a team when it comes to the new inventions of 2017.