Here’s How a Typical Genius Spends Their Day
EDITOR'S NOTE: I stole this. I didn't write the original piece.
I, as is probably self-evident, am not a genius. I would not be qualified to write what follows in this post. As Clint Howard says in the film The Waterboy,
I was not blessed with good looks or a fully functioning brain.
It's sadly true. My gifts only go so far. And that ain't TOO far, trust me.
I'm not sure you can become a genius just by ACTING like one, but a statistician analyzed the schedules of hundreds of famous geniuses, including Mozart, Freud, and Dickens, and figured out how a typical genius spends their day. And while we may not be able to achieve genius status just by reading this, we may be able to pick up a tip or two to help us through our days.
They wake up at 10:00 A.M. and spend two hours eating, talking with family or friends, reading the news, and other leisure activities.
Exercise at noon for one hour.
Spend an hour at 1:00 P.M. on errands, paying bills, and other menial things you have to do to keep your life running.
Work on projects and big ideas for five hours, from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Two-and-a-half hours for meals, social activities, and relaxing from 7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Finally, spend five-and-a-half hours from 9:30 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. doing their primary work. Like, this is when Mozart would actually compose music.
Then sleep from 3:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. . . . just seven hours.
Okay. So, that leaves ME out. Don't save a seat for me at the next MENSA meeting.