The Perks of Being a Weirdo
Some people credit their creative successes to being loners or rebels.
Research conducted discovered that rejection and creativity were related, but only when participants had an independent self-concept, meaning they already felt they didn't belong.
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Unusual viewpoints can boost the decision-making power of a broader group.
Experiments reveal that people are more willing to conform when they are in a group for fear of being seen as peculiar. However, when someone is willing to stand out, the dissenter appears to give the others permission to disagree.
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John T. Reed, a real estate investor, looked into the accuracy of Kiyosaki's best-selling book and found it inaccurate:
According to John T. Reed the famous book is filled with bad advice:
Many critics pointed out that Kiyosaki is selling a cult, not financial advice.
He is accused of tapping into the fantasies of the masses & being short on specifics, both attributes of religious cults.
For decades, only white property holders would have the right to vote in the United States. Moreover, some states even made sure that only Christian men had this vote.
Even though during the Reconstruction period, after the Civil War, individuals were supposed to be allowed to vote no matter their race, in the following decades many Southern states, by means of poll taxes or literacy tests, would still limit the right to vote of the African American men.
In 1920 women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment to the American Constitution.
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