Are geniuses born or made?

“Congratulations! It’s a genius.”

Said no one.

If you look back in history, the Greeks believed that a person’s genius came from a divine entity, an outside source called daemons.

The Romans had a similar view called a genius.

It turns out, no one ever referred to themselves as being a genius but rather having a genius.

This all changed during the Renaissance period when human beings began to place themselves at the center of all things.

And overtime, creativity is now seen as coming from within. Something that only an elite few have. Someone with a high IQ. Something you are born with.

Let’s be clear: creativity is not something you are born with. No one is born understanding Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Everyone is capable of having a genius. Everyone is capable of making something that needs to be made, helping someone who needs to be helped.