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Everyone is born a genius

Everyone is born a genius

So what happened?

We “grow up.”

Sure, when we’re something older than a child, we can do wondrous things such as:

  1. Figure out taxes,
  2. Coordinate a volleyball tournament,
  3. Read a recipe for chicken tikka masala.

But around age 8, we lose some of our imagination, a bit of our dream world, and our innocent genius.

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.

R. Buckminster Fuller

I often quote books as I read them and especially when they apply to a book I’m reading. I’m currently reading (for the third time) “I Can See Clearly Now” by Wayne W. Dyer. (I highly recommend the audiobook version.)

He quotes R. Buckminster Fuller (as I reference above) as something of a “goal” for us adults to return to the higher consciousness of our youth. Back to a time when we doubted less, imagined more, and unconditional love was a regular thing.

Spark: How to write a book with your kids and why you should
Spark: How to write a book with your kids and why you should

It’s one of the main reasons our Spark book and courses involve kids. Sure, we could do a Write a Book in Month course for adults, but the part that we don’t quite grasp is we need the kids. For the Spark experiment, we need them more than they need us.

They’re the ones with the genius. They have the imagination. They have dreams and ideas and fun and laughter and we have…is tomorrow trash day?

This is a limited time offer. How so? Because won’t always be kids. Now that you’re an adult, you’ll always be an adult, but kids? They’re going to change into adults and there’s no going back to the genius, imagnation, and joy of being a kid.

Or is there?

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. [Photo by Hutomo Abrianto on Unsplash]
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