Themes: intelligence; genius; self-discovery; self-knowledge; music; relationships; math; language; nature
When Howard Gardner began developing his theory of Multiple Intelligences through studying geniuses in history, he slowly unveiled a pattern in their experiences. Over time, he and his team of researchers realized that there aren’t just one or two ways to be “intelligent” or smart, but many. And the implication of this discovery was a very simple but profound truth–that everyone is smart! Entrenched in modern educational programs and systems, we are all virtually brainwashed to believe that some of us are smart and others are not and this simply is not true. We all test high in one or more of the intelligences which Gardner has isolated and described and therefore we all have something unique we can develop and give to the world. None of us need to feel that others are gifted and we are not or that we will never be able to find work we love to do. Whether we are smart kinesthetically, musically, spatially, with numbers, words, in nature or with self or others we all have an intelligence we can develop and share. Through the writings of Howard Gardner, tests you can take online, seminars you can attend or articles you can read, there is much information available to you to get you on the road to learning more about yourself and your loved ones as you discover all the special ways in which you are already smart!