Willem IV- It is now emerging as all the rage to become a quantum thinker. Whether this becomes a true trending fad or not, it has gained enough traction so as to warrant a thoughtful response and explanation.
While people may argue the definition, in general, the ability to step outside of the confines of time and space and the ability to perceive and then understand the origins and potential outcomes of a given event or data point from multiple perspectives and facets all at once is quantum thinking.
It is a form of thinking that is multidimensional, multi-faceted, and non-linear but that is capable of translating into any dimension or facet, though it often requires explaining those dimensions and facets in a linear manner to a broader audience.
Can quantum thinking be taught or is it an innate capability one may develop if one has it but which not all people can develop? Is it purely a function of IQ?
I tend to believe that almost anyone can benefit from and learn some level of quantum thinking but that most people won’t because they are habituated to think as they do. They may be ego-stroked, for a fee, into imaging they are quantum thinkers, but most people tend to be unwilling to truly change their mode of thinking as they get older.
That being said, linear, one-dimensional thinking from a limited perspective of mostly personal experience or internalized acculturation serves most people, most of the time, for the roles, functions, and lifestyle most tend to follow.
While it may be argued that quantum thinking is “superior”, it is far more complicated, it can be cumbersome, and it may not be necessary in most cases, for most people, most of the time. Quantum thinking can overwhelm you with possibilities and opportunities, but it can also open your mind to new possibilities and opportunities you never saw before and which could greatly improve your life.
For as long as I remembered I was blessed, or afflicted, with the innate ability and tendency to use quantum thinking, though I did not call it that. Ideas like non-linearity, eternity, no beginning, quantum entanglement, and even the concepts related to emergent reality from 2-dimentional data are not complicated to me.
For example, long before I heard of the concept of 6 degrees of separation, I spoke of a global web in which anyone was indirectly removed from anyone else on the planet by only 5-7 people. I actually used this deliberately to connect to famous or influential people, so it wasn’t a theory, it was a practical methodology for personal advancement which has served me well.
It has been said that in order to engage in quantum thinking one needs to be engaged in higher level math for many years. I do not agree that this is absolutely necessary, mostly because many of the hard concepts explained by higher math are understandable to me, sans the math.
But I do think anyone, including myself, would benefit from the mental experience of using higher math. I also think that learning and using higher math can allow someone otherwise unable to engage in quantum thinking to do so.
It may not be a coincidence that I took a math aptitude test when considering enrolling in a university and was told it was the highest score ever in the history of the campus. I’m not sure this was true, they may have been engaged in exaggeration. The truth is, math is not my favorite thing, but it comes quite easy. I am convinced, therefore, that if you do not already innately use quantum thinking that you should begin with algebra and advance into the highest levels of math possible.
That being said, for many who use math to access quantum thinking there is possibly a difference between their perception and mine. Namely, for them this is all a mathematical formula, but for me these things are not a formula, they have a certain experiential quality I cannot explain in linear language, or in plain English.
When I sense being outside the time and space continuum, it is not a formula, it is a certain reality I feel and experience just as I do the linear reality.
The ability to engage quantum thinking is not all we need. Linear, one-dimensional thinking in the here and now is also useful for daily activities. It is also useful for marketing purposes, I might add, because a direct appeal to a need or desire cannot be complicated.
A bus driver may find quantum thinking a distraction from navigating a roadway. But when they are not driving, they may use quantum thinking to determine their next career move or to understand the potential future developments in society or their industry that may impact their life.
If they begin learning higher math and even the principles of logic, as a discipline, they will begin to use quantum thinking more and more. They may not feel and sense multiple dimensions of reality or non-linear reality (though, who knows, maybe they will) but they will have a mathematical comprehension that is quite useful.
As this concept of quantum thinking begins to be shared, and if it becomes quite the fad, I suspect a watered-down or fake version thereof will be sold to stroke people’s egos that they are quantum thinkers, without any of them experiencing actual quantum thinking. It will be far easier to sell the ego boost of fake quantum thinking than to actually impart the skills of quantum thinking.
Being a “quantum thinker” doesn’t make you better than anyone or necessarily smarter. Many linear thinkers run circles around me in terms of success and happiness and, in the end, all who follow God’s best for their life with excellence (as we often say) will eventually, if not in this life the next, become quantum thinkers.
I have spent all my conscious life, over 45 years, actively engaging in this kind of multi-dimensional and multi-faceted as well as non-linear thinking to navigate life. I have used it to see and predict future realities, to connect with people of influence in order to advance myself, and to see problems and solutions from many angles to suss out true origins and probable end results.
But I also learned to use and apply linear, one-dimensional, and single faceted thinking or presentations to navigate daily activities and to reach people where they are through communications and marketing.
Knowing when and where to apply the two primary types of thinking and knowing how not to get overwhelmed in all the possibilities of quantum thinking are skills I still strive to perfect.
Can you learn quantum thinking? Generally, I think most everyone can learn some level of quantum thinking, while some will have more innate abilities than others, and that learning higher level math is the best way to approach this if it is totally alien to you.
One the other hand, there are those who do innately seem to have this skill and for them quantum thinking is not limited to or obtained through mathematical forms, though it is likely they also have good math skills.
Quantum thinking is not the only way to think and at times it isn’t even the best way to think. People can have quite happy lives with only linear thinking and nobody will really navigate this world successfully through only quantum thinking.
If you are offered some quick way to master quantum thinking, don’t fall for it. There is no quick way to do this, unless it is innate already in your thinking, as it may be, in which case you don’t need some quickie way to master it. It takes years of discipline, even if you innately have the basic skills.
Quantum thinking will never replace the need for linear thinking in the here and now. It isn’t ever one or the other and one can be quite happy without any quantum thinking at all while one is unlikely to be happy by only ever using quantum thinking.
Ironically for me, linear thinking was more of a struggle, I am far more comfortable in a multidimensional and non-linear reality. I learned that without linear thinking as well I would fail to truly experience the here and now and would find quick decision-making in the here and now to be difficult.
Quantum thinking may become the rage, and many will gladly take your coin to stroke your ego and convince you through some simple exercise that you have mastered quantum thinking in 30 days or less.
Don’t follow the hype. Quantum thinking is useful and can be learned through disciplined efforts over many years, but it will never eliminate the need or usefulness of linear thinking in the here and now, and mastering it doesn’t make you better or necessarily smarter than anyone else.
About our featured photo: a B17G the author flew in, demonstrating a kind of immersion into the past, seeing that plane as both in this time and representing another time, allowing oneself to experience the very sounds and smells of the past, and letting that inform your present future. This is a kind of limited quantum thinking.