Saturday, July 28, 2012

The "G" Word

As a person that has spent very much time mastering mathematics, science, logic, technology, many people have used the "G" word over the years for me. I am always simultaneously warmed by the compliment, but disappointed at the reality. That is, because I have worked very hard to educate myself in academic subjects traditionally associated with intellectualism -- but the truth is, I think nearly everyone is capable of genius. That man who can tune your car after taking a single wiff of exhaust is a genius. The person who can bring tears to your eyes or joy to your heart with their self-taught guitar music is a genius. The person whose green thumb can bring life out of dead dirt is a genius. There are so many, most in fact, unrecognized geniuses among us.

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