If you follow this very simple technique you will become a genius. Period. I'm not messing around this is the real deal. I don't care how old you are- if you are 5 years old this will work. If you are 92 years old it will work as well. Your current intelligence level also doesn't matter. If you are crazy stupid it will work, if you are already very smart it will work just as well. Experience new experiences as much as humanly possible. That's the one and only rule. That's it. You are done. Your brain is the most wonderful creation in the universe. Our human brain is something exceptional and bizarre. Our frontal cortex is so unbelievably large in comparison to any other animal that it makes me wonder why many religions talk about the creation of Men in the image of God. Our bodies... are mediocre at best. They are an amazing machine don't get me wrong.. but many other animals possess much more impressive body characteristics than us. When you experience NEW experiences your brain is in hyper drive. It creates NEW electrical connections and becomes even more complex and amazing than it already is. Just make sure you remember what learning is while you are doing it. Learning = Experiencing new experiences = Download + Process Examples of "Download" = Reading, Hearing some other person speak, Viewing a new place, Watching a movie, Tasting a new taste, Smelling a new smell, Reading this answer right now. Examples of "Process" = Thinking about what happened today, sleeping, Discussing your life with other people, talking to yourself, pausing for a moment while reading my answer and hearing your inner voice discuss your opinions up till now. Interesting points to consider: - Most people just process in their sleep. If you want to become smarter faster get used to processing while you are awake using the techniques I have written as examples of "Process". - Older people usually have much more experiences than younger people. Because they have lived longer, they had more time to accumulate experiences. That's why it's important to listen to your elders- they are usually pretty smart. - Travel in order to become smarter ! Traveling to a new place is a 100% guarantee to have many new experiences.