Last class we talked about the elements of genius. One of the elements that were not mentioned that I think is a key identifier for genius is the lack of awareness of genius that goes into those works. Genius is neither a formula nor a process; it’s instinct. Genius cannot be trained or taught which I think is crucial to understand genius. I don’t think someone could be a genius or create works considered genius if genius is actively present in the creator’s mind.
What do you think? Can someone be considered a genius or create works considered genius if they are consciously thinking about genius?