"Maybe [artistry] doesn’t have to be quite so full of anguish if you never happened to believe, in the first place, that the most extraordinary aspects of your being came from you. But maybe if you just believed that they were on loan to you from some unimaginable source for some exquisite portion of your life to be passed along when you’re finished…it starts to change everything."
Date: February 9, 2009
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat, Pray, Love, and sees a creative genius in all of us. In this TED Talk, she proposes a new idea of genius that does not single out a few individuals as geniuses, but recognizes the genius within each person.