Sunday, April 19, 2009

Being a Genius II

"Genius is the talent for discovering what cannot be taught or learned."

--Immanuel Kant

Be. In this sense you are all you need.

4 comments:

Brosreview said...

Hmm, interesting!!! Frankly, your take on the definition is more interesting than the quote itself. Instead of telling people / readers to work hard to be the best in whatever it is they do, you put it so rightly - "you are all you need". So true!!! I am getting you right, ain't I? Correct me if I am wrong.

Meena said...

This makes me think of a book titled "The Myth of Inspiration" - its premise is that inspiration/genius are not about learning at all, it is about being able to see - to pick out the thing that is the synergy of much that came before it. Likewise, you must be present at the right time and place in order to acknowledge.

judith ellis said...

Brosreview - I like your reading. Self-discovery is key. Listen within. This to me is the talent of genius. The outside is what is taught and learned. The discovery is the grandness, the genius of you. Kant always thought in grand terms but within these lie the basis of both divinity and humanity. Be. In this sense you are all you need.

judith ellis said...

"Inspiration/genius are not about learning at all, it is about being able to see - to pick out the thing that is the synergy of much that came before it."

Yes, Meena! I believe that the synergy is indentified first within.