Don't let rejection get you down--it might be the ticket to creativity, science says. That's right: If regular rejection doesn't cause you to lose all self-confidence and withdraw from the world entirely, it just might boost your ability to think outside of the mainstream and draw upon a unique worldview, suggesting that the kind of people society considers "geniuses" might tend to have a go-it-alone, loner mentality.
Research conducted by Cornell and Johns Hopkins University researchers has shown that people who are able to handle rejection in the proper manner--by shrugging it off and blazing their own, independent trails--can experience heightened creativity and even commercial success through an ability to eschew mainstream thought and groupthink and instead pursue their own creative solutions to problems. They tested their hypothesis through a series of experiments in which they manipulated the experience of social rejection; subjects in the study were led to believe that everyone in a group exercise could choose whom to work with on a team project, only to be told later that no one had selected them for a team.
For people with an independent mindset, this rejection inspired them to go on and complete the exercise in a way that was deemed more creative (we're not exactly sure how "creativity" was measured). For people without an independent mindset--well, we're not really sure what kind of impact this exclusion had on them (hopefully someone later told them it was just an experiment, it was all in good fun, and really, everyone here thinks you're great).
The researchers acknowledge that for some, the consequences of rejection can be quite negative. Their research is only intended to show that for those of a certain mindset, social rejection can have a silver lining, driving home something that we more or less already knew: it's not easy being a genius.
Tesla said the same thing. The mind is most creative when its alone.
I often said, while listening the echoes of my positronic brain, I am always right, when I am alone, lol.
Then Mrs. Robot shows up and all sorts of static begin to happen, sheesh! ;)
True story is true, this is what I do.
“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born. That is why many of the earthly miracles have had their genesis in humble surroundings."
New and old Science
A new and Progressive Science shows how Wavevolution, or the transformation from waves to atoms, is the connecting link that closes the circle of science to open new horizons never seen before.
The bureaucracy of traditional science prevents the recognition of any event unless certain criteria are first met. The problem of this science is buried deep right in the compilation of these "laws" or criteria introduced by a few scientists in the name of all science and from their erroneous understanding of the relation between Space and Time. This antiquated system of rules also results in misleading theories.
For example, the Space is not “curved”.
In Einstein's paradigm, a stone that falls on the ground from the window of a moving train also marks one parabola in Space. Although, this path is only apparent since also the Earth is moving and the Time spent by the stone to reach the ground has also changed to some degree that imaginary vertical line. At the Time of the initial Movement when the stone falls from the window it exists only one perpendicular Space which is not anymore the same as the stone continues to move until it hits the ground. If the scientist had known that the coordinates of Space in Time are unique and unrepeatable then all the rest would have also been "straight". That perpendicular is straight but accounted as “curve” because of the limits of science unable to recognize the issue of simultaneity. In reference to any body on each moment in Time there are always only two coordinates in Space.
And with two coordinates there is no curve.
The perpendicular changes in Time but Einstein believed that the concept of Space is independent from the concept of Time.
Another example is in the special theory of relativity which denies all absolutes and meanings of truth. This is in regard to Einstein's example of two beams of light hitting one same embankment of a railroad on two Points: Point A and Point B. In between the two there is also the middle point, Point M. If one train was running over that track then on the train we would also have Point A1 on the wagon of the train correspondent to above Point A and also one other corresponding Point B1 right above Point B. We would also have on the train the corresponding Point M1 above Point M. Einstein's theory is that as for Point M (not moving because on the embankment) those two beams are simultaneous and equidistant instead for the passenger sitting on M1 and moving towards Point B1 (and also toward Point B) the two beams are not simultaneous because the beam in Point B1 is being approached by the moving train, therefore closer to M1. In this example, while Einstein’s concept of Time is rigidly kept unchanged in regard to the embankment instead the concept of Space is extended to also the next moment in Time when the traveler will move even if in that precise instant the traveler has not moved yet. Since the concept of simultaneity had been put aside, Einstein considered Time to be the same while Space instead had changed.
Also, this same scientist erroneously believed that all colors in the light spectrum travel at the same speed.
Much confusion comes from these approximations.
One new Awareness will be found in between the winding creativity of the human mind and the rigid logic of numbers.
Attributing this effect to "rejection" misses the point. Those individuals that are able to produce an original idea, concept or theory don't really care about "rejection" from their peers. The reason these peers reject their ideas is because these "peers" are constrained by their blind acceptance of conventional wisdom and established dogma.
Rejection of unconventional ideas is mostly just a symptom of the narrow-mindedness of the general public. Those that are truly creative will have the confidence in themselves to shrug off the criticisms of the unimaginative. In these terms, confidence is more a factor than rejection.
The most recent (and valid) IQ stududies in the United States (2012) have shown, for the first time, that women now have higher IQs than men, which was attributed to women having more and higher education than men. If you're not sure about someone's claim, call a college or university and ask for the transcripts office to see if the person in question does have a college degree. It amazed me, when I checked out potential employees, that many who claimed to be graduates, had never even attended the college or university.
Mindsets of Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman - A review.
Last two centuries in the history of human kind saw an unprecedented growth in theoretical sciences, which eventually paved way to understand the universe better and to harness its powers to our advantage.The names of Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman comes first when , the question is about conveying the spirit of science or about communicating science.Not only did they involve in the task, but also explained in an elegant way the experiences they had with science. Regarded as the father of modern physics, and one of the most influential scientists of all times, Einstein (1879-1955), was born in Germany and later became a US citizen. He got the 1921 Nobel prize in physics. While the U.S born Feynman(1918-1988), the great explainer and populariser of physics, received it in 1965.Both of them came from a Jewish descend, had early speech difficulties, and scored exceptional marks in mathematics and physics in their formal examinations.
Einstein who was a philosopher too , considered various branches of knowledge on an equal footage. Although he was clear on his interests, he pointed out that "after a certain high level of technical skill is achieved,science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity and form". He maintained a thought that the greatest scientists are always greatest artists as well.Thinking science as a refinement of everyday thinking, he once remarked :
"One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever shifting desires.A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought”
Richard Feynman was actually ruthless towards philosophers and poets , in his criticisms and he considered physics as passionately unique.In fact he ranked philosophers as his opponents in scientific reasoning.It felt like a mockery to many people when he said”We cannot define any thing precisely.If we attempt to do ,we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers,who sit opposite to each other , one saying to the other ‘you don’t know what you are telling about’. The second one says”what do you mean by know?””What do you mean by talking?””What do you mean by YOU “and so on”. Feynman criticised poets in this way “Poets say science takes away from beauty of stars and make mere globes of gas atoms.I too can see the stars on a desert night,and feel them .But do I see less or more?”
Enstein emphasized the art of questioning in science , and alerted his audience to be of inquisitive nature. Feynman just underlined this when he remarked “Physics is the belief in the ignorance of experts “.Regarding education, both were against formal education in a way.It is clear when Einstein ironically spotted “Education” as the only thing that interferes with his learning.One of his quotations is famous”Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school” According to Einstein the aim of education must be the training of independentely acting and thinking individuals who however can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.Feynman also prescribed this type of education ,and was against rote learning so he advised students to study hard the thing that interest them in the “most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner as possible”.
Although Feynman worked for the Government,he had an idea that Governmental actions should have certain boundaries This was clear when he emphasized:”No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles,nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated.Neither may a government determine the aesthetic value of artistic creations,nor limit the forms of literary or artistic expressions.Nor should it pronounce on the validity of economic,historic,religious or philosophical doctrines.Instead it has a duty to its citizens to maintain their freedom,to let those citizens contribute to further adventure and the development of the human race."” Famous for his rejection of the offer for the presidentship of Israel,Einstein had a much more cosmic vision and universal affiliation.He dismissed nationalism as an infantile disease and regarded it as an idealistic rationalization of militarism and aggression.
For Feynnman,physics was a liberating force while Einstein regarded it more or less as a pleasurable experience.Both the sanguine scientists,shared a common interest on science in finding an order in its apparent chaos.They were so open minded that nothing prevented them from being true to the infinite mystery of the universe.Einstein on the climax of his career ,just commented:”All the fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me no closer to the question’what are light quanta?’Of course today every rascal thinks he knows the answer,but he is deluding himself.”Even though triumphant is a subject ‘quantum mechanics’, in physics,since it is backed by a large number of experimental confirmations,Einstein looked upon it with suspicion and admiration.Its incomprehensibility was spotted by Feynmann when he remarked: ”Now I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics” . And regarding the vagueness of the understanding of the worldly laws,Feynnman considered people to be observers of a great chess game played by Gods.He said " We don’t know the rules,but if watch long enough we may catch on to a few rules.If we understand those things we say we understand the world and call it fundamental physics".
Today we see a lot of literature in science lacking some kind of originality and spirit to inspire others to science.But these two scientists has made an unusual mark on the human history, by giving 'science' a working definition by their life.They were exemplary teachers too who really inspired their future generations not only to appreciate science but also to be open to its results. www.tangiblescience.blogspot.com