A History of Genius
Farnam Street stashed this in Books
“Geniuses … were believed to possess rare and special powers: the power to create, redeem, and destroy; the power to penetrate the fabric of the universe; the power to see into the future, or to see into our souls.”
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Very insightful that genius today is confused with celebrity:
"Replete with publicists, hashtags, and buzz, genius is now consumed by a celebrity culture that draws few distinctions between a genius for fashion, a genius for business, and a genius for anything else."