Wisdom from Dr. Ellen Weber, Ph.D

From the time I can remember, I was fascinated by the possibility that intelligence can improve life’s quality for anybody. Innovation awaits people who risk mentally reinventing their brainpower to create.

I discovered that in spite of being out on my own at 14, due to my mom’s death, intelligence adds successful opportunities, one brain cell at a time, regardless of what happened or failed to happen at school.

My lifetime quest to zero in on how people get smarter led me to ask, What do geniuses do differently? In less traditional roundtables with people from many cultures, backgrounds and countries, I facilitated success with the brain in mind.

Opportunities came more from chasing the question, How are you smart? than from asking the less useful question, How smart are you? Traditional questions about IQ, I find, often lead to misconceptions that you are not smart. Geniuses may get kicked out of school, as Einstein did, but they rarely trip over false notions of fixed intelligence.

Fact is, intelligent people rewire daily for updated mental tools and so can you. To act like a genius is to develop mental tools that master change, contribute gems to innovative circles, and lower speed bumps on life’s coolest highways….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dr. Ellen has studied neuro- and cognitive science for over 30 years and describes herself as a pathfinder for change.

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20 comments

Rosemary G.
Rosemary G.4 years ago

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Intelligence is being able to survive on this hostile planet and still manage to be happy.

Glenville J O.
Glenville J Owen4 years ago

Happiness needs to be our goal. That wonderful feeling we get when we are tuned in to the Creators Spirit that lives within us all.

With our Creator anything is possible, and the more we co-operate with this perfect Loving Spirit that dwells within each man and woman on this earth the greater becomes our wisdom, understanding and Happiness.

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran4 years ago

Thanks.

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams4 years ago

Interesting, thanks.

jayasri amma
jayasri amma4 years ago

thank you

Dot A.
Dot A.4 years ago

"Fact is, intelligent people rewire daily for updated mental tools and so can you. To act like a genius is to develop mental tools that master change, contribute gems to innovative circles, and lower speed bumps on life’s coolest highways….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com."

I take this as the affirmative- We all have genius within, and the more we flex it, the better the we THINK!!! - Each of us have to answer according to our own questions in life. The more we leave judgments out - the better off we'll all 'score!.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton4 years ago

Well the "goal" has been presented as being "desirable" but what IS the goal???? Genius obviously isn't about "book learnin" but what IS it? There is no answer in this article.

Dot A.
Dot A.4 years ago

- correction -

... this quick read is valuable to 'the' goal!

Always worthwhile comments here on Care2! Thanks!

Dot A.
Dot A.4 years ago

Bravo on this! I have a story for the very young that demonstrates this brilliant and most uplifting blog regarding our 'intelligence'. It begins with the letters Geni - Us and explains how each particle of information (and intelligence) is combined to achieve the "magic" that genies illuminate in parables. For intelligence encompasses the principles of prosperity and assures the survival and wellbeing of life - not just the achievement of memory and acquisition of percieved facts that change according to the awareness available in the moment. I believe we have much to understand regarding true intelligence and this quick read is valuable to goal!

Debbie W.
Past Member 4 years ago

As with all things offered, they can be used wisely, for good, or poorly, for evil, manipulation and self-gain. How do you see it playing out in the world today?