Here is Elizabeth Gilbert’s explanation of creative genius. All frustrated wannabe geniuses, as those who read the how-to books by Michael Gelb, take note. The pressure is off!
What was your reaction to the book and film? Here is the trailer, just in case you have forgotten! And a synopsis, too!
A woman who once made it her goal in life to marry and rear a family finds her priorities suddenly shifting in Ryan Murphy and Jennifer Salt’s adaptation of author Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir. In the eyes of many, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) was a woman who had it all — a loving husband, a great career, and a weekend home — but sometimes one realizes too little too late that they haven’t gotten what they truly wanted from life. On the heels of a painful divorce, the woman who had previously looked forward to a contented life of domestic bliss sets out to seek her true destiny by traveling first to Italy, where she learns to appreciate nourishment; then to India, where she discovers the power of prayer; and finally to Bali, where she unexpectedly finds the meaning of true love.
This made Elizabeth Gilbert very rich, and very famous. Famous enough to lecture at TED about genius!
Sigh! And I wasted my life making an honest living as a teacher, when I should have just dropped everything and travelled for a year! Now I find out!
I do enjoy the variety of speakers on TED!