"Elizabeth Gilbert 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. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk."
Mines the true foundation of creativity in contrast to our cultural conception of artistic genius as residing solely in the individual, creating a psychic disharmony in the artist.
Notes that envisioning a muse outside of the individual might relieve the psychological pressure that can devastate artists and creatives.
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