The Creative Genius in You

Posted by pxcater on 16th Dec 2013

Eat, Pray, Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — the things they go through as artist,and their fears. She delves into why people fear for others that desire to go into the creative field. She then shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. Also that its okay to view “genius” the way the Greeks did, as a special helper that proves you creative talents when in the middle of the creative process. It’s a funny, and personal talk that I did enjoy. However, I would challenge the thought that every person has a genius in them. I believe the thought of a genius is much different than an average person because if you are thinking what everyone else is thinking, you are only contributing to the average. Nonetheless, I did enjoy her talk.