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1% Genius; Don’t knock it until you know what it is….

“Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”  Thomas Edison.

This series is about the 1% in our world who are 100% Genius! 🙂

Well…I’ve always lived by this little bit of advise I got from a Nobel science prize winner I  once met in passing from Australia: ” Even if you are arrogant & you decide that 99% of the world are  idiots, if you don’t spend your life checking for that 1% in the people you meet, then  you are the idiot!”

The reason is if you waste a little bit of time and you check and he/she/the matter you are looking at  is the 99%,  then all it has cost you is a little bit of time wasted. But if you don’t and you accidentally ignored the 1% with the world-changing,  life-affirming, globally empowering ideas and you let that rare opportunity pass you    by…..then you are the Biggest idiot! 🙂

This is not about being PC…it is just an in-joke on the famous Thomas Edison quote!  It is also just a way of saying: “No, I ‘m not that arrogant and I live by this idea.”

But  yes, in this world, I do know   many people who are that arrogant sometimes and usually they think they are the 99%  Majority thinking  because they have the numbers on their side, they are entitled to bully or villify the 1% Genius that in their own minds, they do not understand! I don’t like this style of bullying. You see it in school grounds. You can find it in an office or any place of work. You see it in academia and just about everywhere. I refuse to stop looking. I refuse to marginalise diverse voices & ideas. I will refuse to let others bully away the 1% Genius in my world! It is not okay!

***Lets not  get this confused with the slogan being used to talk about wealth distribution globally.   I understand the inequity of that. This is a different thing. This is about the humility to accept there are brilliance in the world that takes time to understand and/or even accept that in one’s own limitation, one may not ever FULLY understand. But it is so important to keep trying and keep looking at what “changes” things for the better and not shut your minds because “seemingly” you are the so-called populist majority.

We are talking about 1% Genius; of the world changing, earth shattering, deeply, passionately, irrevocably, undeniably UNIVERSAL kind! 🙂

Let’s hear it for the 1% Genuis : Here’s to the crazy ones………they change things………they push the human race forward…….sometimes they do it quietly with a whisper at exactly the right moment and not with a scream….the changes they make are long-enduring….

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8 comments on “1% Genius; Don’t knock it until you know what it is….

  1. Catherine
    March 24, 2013

    The city of Murcia is situated in front of them falls you have a picture about!
    Also another one you had is in Switzerland at the GSZ Stadium in Larnaka. Most of the people there are very friendly.
    It was a little rainy in the Algarve but May will bring the flowers as people say.
    I like seeing pics of places I go to for work in your blog!

  2. Johnnie
    March 20, 2013

    Great delivery. Solid arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.

  3. ceciliawyu
    March 17, 2013

    I want to thank everyone who commented in the photographs they admired (to see the many comments in there, just double click on any image in the gallery and it will pop up with a larger image and all the comments inside the image gallery)…Ella Fitzgerald really got a lot of reponses…How can anyone fail to see she is 1% Genius? 🙂

    My 2nd favorite song of Ella’s

  4. Bartolo
    April 7, 2012

    This put up truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent thinking but don’t know how to say this after getting pissed with the We are the 99% spew! Thank you!

  5. Stuart Menon
    October 26, 2011

    No kidding! Really appreciate all the good work you’re doing. Keep it up.

    • ceciliawyu
      October 30, 2011

      Hi Stuart. Thank you. I see you are also really into this Steve Job film footage too! CC

  6. Lee Strasburg
    October 23, 2011

    You know it’s not all about money, there’s something else to be gleaned from this financial crisis we’re in the middle of.
    http://www.mediafileshare.com/video/2748

    • ceciliawyu
      October 25, 2011

      Lee, thank you for the video with Steve Job addressing Stanford. I found it interesting and I totally agree, it is not all about money! It is about INNOVATION & 1% Genius and how they get villified, laughed at and ridiculed 100% of the time by the 99% who decides it is all about money! 🙂 I am glad you and I both agree that “Money can’t buy 1% Genius!” 🙂 Cecilia

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