“The greatest inheritance we humans have is the gift of speech. The gift of words is also the gift of imagination.
If we don’t take our imaginations beyond the norm, we deny the greatest gift we humans have been given. Putting our imaginations into action to find new ways to go is synonymous with the act of dreaming.
Remember, whatever the dream, no matter how daring or grand, somebody will eventually achieve it. It might as well be you.”
[Bryce Courtenay, “A Recipe for Dreaming” introduction]
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love‘, muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses – and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius.
Watch her funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk at TED – Ideas worth spreading.