Here is a link to a talk on the nature of genius and how we regard that in our society. The talk is by Elizabeth Gilbert whose recent best selling book Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia has brought her much acclaim. In the talk she ponders on why it is that creative people tend to die young, and often tragically.
Thanks Julius for the link.
2 thoughts on “On Creativity”
Problem with the link Rev. Mugo
Many thanks Iain for letting me know about the problem. Much appreciated and please, anybody, if you spot something like this do let me know.
Thought the following, taken from the TED site where the talk is hosted, would be of interest:
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.