The McKelvy Scholars will host a discussion on human capacity led by Josh Zhuo ’21 on Sunday at 6 p.m. Email the group for the Zoom link. Josh provides this background:
Human capacity is one of the greatest internal resources all humans possess. However, whether that potential is allowed to manifest itself is not consistent among all people. In other words, there is significant variation in whether individuals are able to maximize this resource.
Most commonly, we attribute successful individuals with a strong competence to tap into their full potential (i.e., successful leaders, students with incredible accomplishments, elite athletes). These attractive traits, however, are at best superficial compared to the accomplishments achieved by those who have almost become inhuman by leveraging their core capacities.
In discussing the nuances of human capacity, I want to bring to the forefront a few individuals whom I believe have circumvented traditional conventions of limitation to defy medical consensus and reshape our paradigm of thought. These figures include but are not limited to:
Questions to contemplate
Interesting articles to read