What does being a genius mean?

a) Being smart

b) Being creative

c) Being unusual

d) Being crazy

e) Being talented

f) All of the above?

How many of you have at least one of these signs, characteristics in you? Or if not you, doesn’t your child come up with a crazy creative, smart, and unusual way to solve a problem every once in a while? I bet he/she does that very often.

Now another question;

How many people really inspire you with their choices, visions, life styles or creations? Not the people you read about, I’m talking about the people you live with, you see almost every day; your neighbors, classmates, colleagues, family members… If almost all of us have the gift of creativity, smartness, talent, and even craziness in us, why the world isn’t a better place? Why don’t we have more geniuses around us?

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

So, we can say that it is not only the pure talent that would make us a genius. Because as our friend Pablo puts out nicely, every child is an artist. Every child has the potential to be the genius of his/her time. The problem is how to remain one as we grow up. Because it is the endurance, hard work, resistance, and openness that let the talent grow into brilliance.

— an excerpt from “The Genius within us, and Chopin” on GENIUS(by Chopin) www.geniusbychopin.wordpress.com

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