Please don't be dicks or make any rude coments. I'm actually really dense, I have such a hard time understanding even the most basic concepts, and I really want to become better at it. I'd like to become a quicker thinker and be able to figure things out on my own without anyone else's help.
Most Helpful Guy
you have to actually devote time to thinking. like anything, it's work. it would feel like manually adding two big numbers together in your head. einstein said himself that if you're willing to think, then you'll be able to grasp the concept of the the theory of relativity along with spacetime.
but you have to be willing to think on your own, without assistance. and you'd have to practice to get better. a good example is explaining (to yourself) how airplanes fly based on only what you currently know.2
Most Helpful Girl
Be curious and always ask "why"?
Do not think that you are always right, but look at yourself from another angle and you may find out what other people think. Read books and writings of philosophers.
What about quick thinking, you should exercise in brainstorming.
Debates are another ways to become more aware of yourself and outside world. I can show you good site, where you will read pros and cons of many topics and you should also think about your own opinions about such things :
One more thing, don't judge others, that's one more sign of high intelligence and wisdom.4