Thursday, November 14, 2013

What does it take to be a Genius?

Geniuses have been around for an extremely long time now, however, it is difficult to say what exactly classifies someone as being a genius. For example, many directors and authors nowadays are writing/directing things that have already happened in the past; only problem with that is that it’s not original. In my opinion, I think something has to be original in order for that creator to be considered a genius. This word is basically used as a guide for life. As Coomaraswamy put it, it’s a “guiding spirit.” Some will thrive to be one because it’s the best that a person can be even if everyone doesn’t reach that level. In others words, we all have the aspect of becoming a genius, but only the ones who have experienced intellectual people before or have been in front of their work of art can become one. Therefore it could be possible that writers and directors these days have genius, but they aren’t geniuses.

1 comment:

  1. I think you are on the right track with some really solid points. I too have wondered about this type of thing. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds to ever walk this earth...but was it is unbelievable artistic ability (painting and sculpting) or could it be his brilliant mind that invented ideas and things we still use today (the helicopter for example). I would argue that it is both together that made him a genius but that could just be me. You have to consider a lot of aspects to determine the real answer.