Genius or Close…

genius-quote-albert-einsteinPermission to unleash the genius within. YOUR own brand of genius.  This morning I was listening to a TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson a platform that encourages creativity.

I found his talks a while back and I remember how empowering it was to hear someone else state that the education system needs to be revised. Many lives have been ruined because their genius was frowned upon and stigmatised. Mistakes are treated like a disease, to avoid. He made this remark…

‘If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will not be able to come up with anything original’

It reminded me of social comparison, all the groups all the societies that we all try to fit in. Then the eureka moments we have when we go aha’  I knew I do not have to spend the rest of my life trying to be accepted in this group.  Courage comes upon us when we see we can exist outside the confinements we create ourselves. I have this theory that self acceptance will empower you to make a home for yourself anywhere in the world.  Self respect and respecting others makes you someone able to co-exist in the world.

The video is quite funny in parts when he reveals how children will have a go at something if they don’t know. They do not over analyze, they just do it.  You will enjoy the video, posted some years back, but message still relevant today, take a few minutes and let me know here it is:

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