“Intensifiers” – The insanity exhibited by individuals to achieve something inhuman

In “Barking Up tbe Wrong Tree” the author Eric Barker makes a mention of this term coined by Harvard Professor Gautam Mukunda.

The term “intensifiers” is used to explain insane achievements such as the one by RAAM(Race Across America) winner Jure Robics.RAAM by the way is a gruelling cycle marathon spanning from San Diego to Atlantic City.

“Intensifiers” talks about insanity in certain individuals that prevent them from rational thinking when faced with gruelling challenges to override physical and mental pain to achieve something insanely extraordinary.

This also explains the fact as to why college toppers who are taught to think rationaly within boundaries never go on to achieve anything world shattering.






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