In this TEDx Talk, digital health evangelist John Nosta discusses the genius we all have within—if we’re willing to discard the erroneous assumptions that lead to cognitive tyranny.
A benchmark of human achievement, or a one word rallying cry of excellence, comes down to a word that is bantered about so much that it might have lost true meaning—or at least significance.
You’re a genius.
My child is a genius.
The cacophony of “genius” blurbs is so common that the term is rendered almost meaningless. At least that’s what I thought. But upon a bit of thinking and some common sense “thought experiments” I have realized that this level of human achievement is less rare and much more accessible than most people imagine.
What was revealed to me is that the common perception of genius is simply incorrect. And it’s this erroneous assumption that places us in a cognitive tyranny. A tyranny that distances us from an experience that is fundamental to us all—and commonly experienced, yet misinterpreted. It also lead me to a challenge—sum this revelation into a 15 minute talk. And do it on a TED stage!
So, without giving too much away, here’s a talk titled “Genius Is Our Birthright and Mediocrity Is Self-imposed.”