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DID EINSTEIN REVEAL THE FORMULA OF HIS GENIUS – OR DID HE TAKE HIS SECRET TO THE GRAVE? HINT, HINT ~ EINSTEIN CLEARLY DECLARED THAT: “INTUITION IS EVERYTHING”…

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DID EINSTEIN REVEAL THE FORMULA OF HIS GENIUS – OR DID HE TAKE HIS

SECRET TO THE GRAVE? HINT, HINT ~ EINSTEIN CLEARLY DECLARED THAT:

INTUITION IS EVERYTHING”…

Which is how Einstein understood why things that seem separate or disconnected, are in fact connected – and connectivity is essentially, the most fundamental trait of Intuition. This is how Einstein was able to decipher and devise the grand General and Special Theories of Relativity. These theories opened up the worlds of Quantum Mechanics, which paved the way for String Theory and the more distinct fields of Astro-Biology & Particle-Physics. And by the definitions of e = mc2 — all of these fields are interconnected.  But, what’s most telling about these connections, is that our own unrequited inquiries into these fields of knowledge, makes them relative and essential to the development of our own human brains and unequivocally, our human Intuitions – which should help us connect everything we know, in addition to expediting what we still crave knowing about the universe, and our purpose in it. Okay, so that’s a mouthful – – or more like a mind-full. 

The question to present to all questions of knowledge is:  Are we connecting, or intuiting everything we need to know?  We might also ask if we are doing enough to emulate the genius of Einstein?!!  Particularly because, according to Einstein, we ought to be using our intuitions for everything, since “Intuition is everything”. Let’s explore and connect some factors about developing genius mindsets that, at least, imitate the intuitive genius of Einstein.  To start with, each of us possesses an intuition, as well as unique abilities  that are endowed by the genius of Nature, along with its universal partnership and original source of knowledge  — (i.e., the laws and language of the universe).

But first, it’s time to clear up a few distasteful narratives. Let’s be anything but opaque here. Einstein never said ‘consciousness is everything’, or that ‘arithmetic is everything’, he stated that, “intuition is everything”. Any scientific experts will humbly admit that there is little consensus among them to settle any descriptive agreement regarding “consciousness”, and for all their ramblings about Einstein’s intuitive genius, they rarely encourage open forums to discuss “intuition”. With all due respect to Nobel Prize laureates, such as Eugene Wigmore, who pondered on and on about Schrödinger’s cat and the traits of consciousness in determining the condition of the cat, in conjunction with the deliberate act of observation; for all the endless books and airy fairy discussions about “consciousness”, exactly what has “consciousness” done to resolve coherency in any information systems or solve any world problems? None! However, in all fairness, the one thing that consciousness does perform for us is its absence under the influence of anesthesia.

Well, that having been said, it’s connectivity time, i.e., defining the authentic traits of intuition:

Intuition is everything”. Children learn language intuitively; they never do it “consciously”. We use language for everything. Intuition is the universe’s naturally free internet service, interconnecting everything, and connecting us to every dimension of knowledge and information – if only we’d all become connected to our own genuine intuitions. Early intuitive language development is a necessary requirement for cognitive development. For instance, you should be able to learn another (bunch of) language(s) intuitively at a later stage in life because you’d originally learned a language intuitively during the foundational stages of cognition. But had you missed the opportunity to learn any speech and language skills intuitively at a very young age, you would be unable to learn language proficiently in the latter stages of life, including your “mother tongue”. One of the other most practical traits of intuition is the ability of transferring, and/or transposing information from one system of knowledge to another. Bottom line is, language is used for everything so everything you learn ought to be cohesively interconnected.

So, can we now begin to see how important it is to establish a theory of relativity between intuition, cognition, and language, which altogether, formulate the basic connecting computations for achieving “intuitive genius”? Benjamin Franklin – another genius – proposed the concept “become a jack of all trades and a master of one”. Unfortunately, a great many people are unaware of this original statement because we unconsciously follow the contorted pop trend non-genius version of describing someone as a ‘jack of all trades and a master of none’. Okay, enough digression.

What kind of mind is needed to define whether the following anecdote is idiocy or conspiracy? If intuition is everything, as Einstein declared, why do we keep disregarding this guidance if we are so bent on emulating his brilliant genius? Computer Scientists are confidently determined to make computers more intuitive. By the way, it is noteworthy to acknowledge that if computer scientists want to develop more intuitive computers, then they need to start working with the traits of intuition rather than fooling themselves into believing that intuitive-A.I. for computers can be coded on the traits and features of memory. Intuition is far superior to memory and even bypasses the mechanics of memory, just as we do for our general everyday language skills. For all of their exquisite coding efforts, they still need to become proficient in Intuition 101. Still waiting to see that happen!

Every field of knowledge is equally interchangeable with “Math”. Everything is built upon the fundamental principles of mathematics, or the language of the universe as defined by Physics – and these basic mathematical laws are what interconnect everything. That simply means that the mechanics of intuition are hiding in plain sight – everywhere. This should also mean that Physicists ought to discuss intuition more than they dabble with Arithmetic. But such is the literal meaning of cognitive dissonance and counter-intuitive thought processing that defines the limited range, or percentage of mind-brain potential that we’ve staggered around upon for thousands of years. It certainly defines how, unbeknownst to most folks, “Arithmetic” has never been a synonym for “Math”. “Everything” has never been all about the Arithmetic, but everything is all about the Math.

The variables required for equating human genius include the explicit connections between Language, Cognition, Intuition, The Fundamental Principles of Math, and Natural Science. All of these functions must be cultivated in accordance with the human brain’s hard wired capacity for Compassion, Optimism, Creativity and Decision-making – these are the properties that generate and incorporate intuitive genius and full human brain potential. A little margin note is in order here ~ let’s remove one concerning factor: ‘Evil Geniuses’ need never apply, meaning that true human genius can only be built on the elements of compassion and optimism. The human brain has never been equally hard-wired for good and evil, this is an historical falsehood. It also means that we can depart from the wasteful time consuming effort of trying to artificially affix morality and ethics into the ambiguous properties of “consciousness” – which as mentioned, is only worthy as when it’s absent under anesthesia.

So, here is the disconnecting tale wherein either idiocy, or conspiracy has been misguiding the process and progress of human intuitive intelligence – but it is a fate that can still be recovered, especially during the cross-roads of human civilization and globalization that we are currently engaged in.

More than a half century after Einstein’s final residency in Princeton, and after having adamantly proclaimed that “Intuition is Everything”, how is it that none of the grand universities on the planet, including Princeton itself, has missed conceiving of an MBA, or Ph.d program offering a credentialed degree in Intuitive Intelligence and how it is relative to everything. It seems so surreally discombobulating.

Going back about 20 years, a national early education board was at the height of mandating that all Early Educators must omit the specific negations no, not, don’t, can’t and shouldn’t for all teaching techniques, guidance skills and all functions of young children’s cognitive development. This issue was neglected by most Early Educators, and this widespread non-compliance, forced the board to discontinue issuing the mandate and its significance. Meanwhile, for all Neuro-science had uncovered about how the young human brain was unable to process, or hypothesize the literal inversion of a devalued verb by a negation, especially considering that verbs are the main part of speech in any language, the mandate’s significance still died without a tear shed. Notwithstanding that death, never did a single memorial arise in a published form, by an accredited MBA or Ph.d candidate documenting the connections between language, cognition and intuition. And what, with our relentless pursuits about the retentions and losses of “memory”? The point is that it is unnecessary to consciously remember everything. Intuition gives us the ability to recollect anything we’d ever need to know, because with intuition, everything we’d ever learned would be connected somehow, and transferable within our human neuro-nets – if only we’d been intuitively developed, yet we continually miss propagating the genius of intuition.

To date, only one set of books and resources addresses these connections, and to date, they have also remained unchallenged. They are unchallenged because the professional world still misunderstands the intuitive connections between Cognition, Language, Relationships, Emotions, Reasoning, Common Sense, Critical Thinking, Logical Hypothesizing, Doing the Math, and the whole authentic development of our human brains. If we want to really solve problems and innovate, we need Intuition!

That is the tale; the unrecognized, or unrecognized and unrequited depiction of our birthright and destiny to master intuitive intelligence. We are all either part of the problem, or part of the solution – part of the conspiracy, or part of the idiocy. Teens however, are in neither of these categories. As teens are navigating the final trimester of their intuitive-cognitive development, they have the opportunity to substantially alter the progress of human history by acquiring and practicing the interconnecting traits and mechanics of intuition that can still unleash their own genius – and everyone has an intuition. Only Cognitivology® is offering the means and information for that task. So, stay tuned and stay connected. Signing off for now, C. Woolf, principle author of Cognitivology® resources.

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DOES YOUR CHILD REALLY NEED an MBA?

In the future, the most important credential your child will need is a “P.r.e-K” [the Preliminary Requirements for Every type of Knowledge]. Without it, even a “Ph.d” won’t land someone a secure “J.o.b.” Even potential love-mates will want to know if you hold a “P.r.e-K” ~ because everything you’ll need for emotionally healthy relationships will also be covered by this “degree”, which will simultaneously function as a decree for navigating all the aspects and prospects of life in general.
To establish the features, traits and parameters of this future decree and degree of life, we first need to contend with the “Marshmallow Man” – the imminently famous person who created the “marshmallow test” (Walter Mischel), PLUS we need to confront the author of the prominent resource of the “7 types of intelligence” (Frames of Mind, Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner). But first let’s give credit where credit is due.
Both of these brilliant pieces of work have opened people’s understandings of two general areas of human brain potential. The “Marshmallow Man” has distinctly identified the trait of “Delayed Gratification” as an essential asset for success both in careers and relationships. The “7 intelligences” author has presented us with a better understanding of how to navigate the world of learning.
The “7 types of intelligence” ought to have been titled; The 7 tools of knowledge development” These “tools” being defined as “intelligence quotients” are actually the various senses that work in various ways (depending on a child’s unique abilities) to explore, interact and transport knowledge and information to the brain. That’s what sensory tools do. “Intelligence Quotients” are “Emotional”, “Intellectual” and “Willful” — in other words “E.Q.” and “I.Q.” and “W.Q.” — these are the TYPES of intelligences that humans possess and capable of developing and operating. They ought to be more properly defined as “Emotional Intelligence Quotient”, “Intellectual Intelligence Quotient” and “Willful Intelligence Quotient”. These three ‘intelligence quotients constitute the full spectrum of brain potential, which all ought to be fully developed, and cohesively connected, for the sake of activating and utilizing 100% of our brain’s potential.
The first primordial and basic intelligence quotient is of course the emotional intelligence quotient. It is the basis for the other two intelligence quotients that are aided by the “7” tools of learning and knowledge development — although technically and effectively, there are really 60 of these sensory learning tools (but that is another subject we can get into another time).
The primordial intelligence quotient of emotional knowledge development brings us to the “Marshmallow test” and its creator. The Marshmallow test has properly identified children’s abilities to delay gratification, and be a better learner for a lifetime. However, the “Marshmallow Man” has failed to do the job of explaining to folks that the ability to “delay gratification” is based on experiencing “instant gratification” in the first three years of life. The “delayed gratification” feature does indeed first reveal itself during the preschool stage (hence, the famous marshmallow test), for a simple reason: the preschool stage is the first phase in life wherein we are capable of doing, or at least able to imitate and pretend performing all of the same capabilities that an adult can do.
The only ability a preschooler is incapable of is precognitive decision-making in the complex formats that adults are supposed to be able to do – but preschoolers are definitely capable of exploring and understanding all of the aspects that go into making decisions, and can indeed do so based on already acquired learning experiences.
Okay, maybe that’s starting to get too technical. The important thing to understand here is that “delayed gratification” had nothing to do with a “have” or “have-not” inborn genetic trait — in the same way that people tend to believe that ‘common sense’ is an inborn disposition or personality trait. Both “delayed gratification” and “common sense”, which are inextricably linked, are rooted in the emotional knowledge of “instant gratification” that would have been properly experienced during the first three years of life at the hands of parents and caretakers. In other words, if you are still wondering about letting your babies just cry themselves to sleep (as well as a few other aspects of infant care), stop wondering and worrying. Attending to your crying infant is NOT, I repeat NOT “spoiling” your child’s nature or behavior tendencies — it is ensuring the precursory “instant gratification” essentials that precede learning, practicing and mastering the qualities of “delayed gratification”.
Identifying the lack of “instant gratification” through the marshmallow test of “delayed gratification” is precisely why intervention methods work and stick for a lifetime, when they are remedied at the preschool stage. Nevertheless, the time taken to remedy this fundamental trait for a successful life would be better spent doing a whole lot of basic cognitive and intuitive development at the preschool stage – instead of fixing and therefore delaying other developments that can also ONLY take place during the preschool stage.
There are more than enough tests and pieces of evidence that support the realization that the “emotional intelligence quotient” is the rigorous basis for success in both work and relationships that will take place in the future and last a lifetime, most of which we spend as “adults”. Having an “MBA” or a “Ph.d” doesn’t magically turn back the clock and formidably re-constitute or establish “common sense” and “delayed gratification”. The core elemental structure of “instant gratification” preceding “delayed gratification” is needed to make sense of all the knowledge that can be competently applied with all the knowledge and information acquired through the degrees and credentials of education and lifetime learning.
Ultimately “delayed gratification” is an overall “knowledge app” that will be needed to execute sensible skills in everything. The “emotional intelligence quotient” of knowledge that ought to be fully nurtured during the infancy stage, will properly prepare babies and toddlers to learn the full spectrum of basic “intellectual intelligence” during the preschool stage. Together, as these “intelligence quotients” unite – intuitively – as one seamless function during the preschool phase of brain development, then the stage is set for instituting the core elements of the “willful intelligence quotient” that will take place predominantly during the “teen” years of brain development.
It is during these teen years that your children will have the proper head start to develop and master the traits of “willful intelligence” (or the fuller and final development of the frontal areas of the brain) that conduct and execute the real skills of “delayed gratification” — which manifest as; sensible-precognitive decision-making, intuitive reasoning, innovative thinking, computational-quantum processing, judgment, the ability to hypothesize and theorize, use advanced critical thinking in EVERYTHING they do, plan, intend, create, feel, and think.
Without the compassionate experiences of “instant gratification”, that line the memory banks of our minds during early infancy, thereby fully optimizing all of our emotions with a full value of emotionally intelligent predilections, then any wealth of accumulated knowledge is subject to deflate in an instant. In other words, we can retain what we’ve learned consciously, but unconsciously the sensibility of putting knowledge to use and connecting it with other useful points of knowledge and information just sets it somewhere between difficult-to-impossible. The point of accumulated knowledge and information is to make as many sensible “clicks” as we can between all points of acquired knowledge-experiences.
A proper preliminary “P.r.e-K” degree makes it possible to learn intuitively throughout a lifetime and retain knowledge imperviously so that any new field of knowledge can be imminently applied in unlimited innovative ways. Without this proper sequence of “intelligence development stages”, then the steps missed will indeed make life and continual learning a struggle. As much as we praise the virtues of “delayed gratification”, we must now begin to acknowledge the virtues of “instant gratification” as a required first step, and prerequisite of “delayed gratification”.

Attention all Preschool Teachers

The world’s leaders need a new way of thinking – a new way of thinking that can be injected into our society’s need to innovate and solve problems.  But politicians and economists will only be able to get this job done with the help of preschool teachers.  That’s right, the most undervalued professionals of our society, and indeed of any society, are the key to easing and resolving the ills and difficult issues of a society.   Only the work of a preschool teacher, and especially parents of preschoolers, can turn a major tide on Mental Health, emotional stability, eradicating war, changing poor economic practices, sustaining democracy, advancing communication and relationships, increasing innovative development, etc.  These issues may seem like they have little to do with preschool development, but in order to increase our problem solving skills, we need to use more brain power and to use more of our brain potential, we must stop relying only on the “plasticity” of the adult human brain, and begin paying attention to the advantages of building a future society of intelligent and empathetic citizens.  This is a process that begins with the early education of preschoolers who are given the basics to advance in science, math, emotional literacy, communication and social development even before reading literacy. Everyone is born to be a great thinker and a great innovator, but great thinkers and innovators still need to be made, and the making of great thinking requires the gathering of  certain basic building blocks during the preschool stage of cognitive development.  In Deepak Chopra’s latest book (“Superbrain”, co-authored with Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.d) they suggest that adults can “Just consciously do what nature designed into the infant brain”, and they proceed to lay out what these basic practices are that infants and young children naturally do.  Well it’s great for us adults to take a few cues from the fresh and open learning potential of young brains.  But why would two really smart scholarly men write the intelligence principles of infants and young children’s learning (and even state that some things learned early in life stay with us forever)  and then just stop short of writing ‘the book’ that will help adults ensure that young brains get properly fit and configured to begin with, while those principles are natural and active — as opposed to writing the one-millionth book telling broken brained adults how to keep fixing ourselves??? It’s seems like it’s the time to just stop producing broken and misconfigured brains during childhood that will require band-aid remedies in adulthood, after our brains have developed, and then repeat this same insane strategy generation after generation. We do have something that previous generations never had – the field of Neuroscience.  So let’s use it. There is more than enough neuroscientific information to help define education as being the exact same thing as brain development.  If children’s brains possess the basic building blocks for true intelligence potential, then why would we fall short of using that potential when it is there to be used? Let’s do that math, let’s use our common sense and critical thinking skills — This is why preschool teachers are in a position to design a new future.  It is simply because a society’s most intelligent learners are in our custody, so we may as well take an active role in the influencing the future – It’s a win-win situation. Stay tuned, there will be more to come.