Maybe You Just Have a Lame Genius

Have you ever watched a TED talk? I first got turned on to them last winter in Barry Taylor’s course Theology and Media Culture. Good stuff! Each talk is about 18 minutes, and usually thought-provoking and fascinating. Good for filling your arsenal of dinner table/coffee conversation. 🙂

Here’s what TED says about itself: TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

Anyway, here’s a talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert shares the idea that, when speaking of creativity, it might behoove us to separate ourselves from our “genius” as the ancient Greek and Romans did. Inspiring, funny, interesting. I like that she references Dobby the house elf from Harry Potter. Bonus!

Watch it and let me know what you think.


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