Your Future Depends on How You Express Yourself

 

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In the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell, the author shares the story of two extraordinary men of the same time, who have exceptional intelligence and technical abilities yet they end up with different futures.

Christopher Langan, an American whose IQ was reported to be between 195 and 210, also has been described as “the smartest man in America” could not achieve much in his life due to his inability to express his views properly. According to an incident from the book he could not even manage to convince his college principal to change his schedule from morning to evening due to a transportation issue and had to leave the college eventually because of that. He had a difficult life despite being a genius just because of his inability to express himself.

On the other hand, J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist, and professor of physics at the University of California, also called the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project once tried to poison his tutor while he was at Cambridge. The only punishment he got was an academic probation and to undergo regular psychiatric evaluations. If you observe closely he tried to murder his professor and got away with that. During the courtroom sessions, he expressed himself so well that the judges thought he needed a psychiatric treatment and gave him a second chance.

Your future depends on how you express yourself.

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