Elizabeth Gilbert Talks About “Genious”

I came across this clip of Elizabeth Gilbert talking at a TED conference through Stumbleupon. Elizabeth Gilbert is an american writer, author of the best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love.

She talks about her ambitions and her fears, but most importantly about the concept of the “creative genious”. I am just amazed by how good she is. The speech/talk is funny, intelligent, provocative.. the best five minutes I’ve spent in a very long time. So grab a cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate, turn off your cellphone for five minutes and enjoy this. I promise you, you won’t regret it.

Click here to view the clip. [Takes you to TED.com, which, by the way, is a truly amazing website]
For me, it is such an incredible relief to hear that even people like Elizabeth Gilbert have to struggle with their creativity and really work hard to find their inner “genious”.  The environment I’m in at school has a tendency to worship the “gift” and the talents that some people are born with, which can be incredibly frustrating for a student in the creative fields.

What are your thoughts on this? Post your comments below, or join me over at TID-Talk. Hope to see you there!

– Chris

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