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Why Do We Equate Genius with Precocity?

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/10/20/late-bloomers-malcolm-gladwell

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Why Do We Equate Genius with Precocity?
Doing something truly creative, we’re inclined to think, requires the exuberance and energy of youth. Malcolm Gladwell questions whether this popular assumption is true.

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Genius is not tied to age

Genius is not tied to age

Genius is tied up with precocity. We think brilliance requires youth and energy and freshness. Mozart wrote his breakthrough Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-Flat-Major at the age of twenty-one. T.S. ...

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The dilemma of personal worth

Late bloomers don't realize they're good at something until they're about fifty. It's not that they start late; It's that they simply aren't much good until late in their ca...

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Early and late bloomers

Prodigies like Picasso, who created a masterpiece at age twenty, tend to be "conceptual" in the sense that they start with a clear idea of where they want to go, and then accomplish it. P...

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The hard road to achievement

Prodigies are easy. Their genius gets noticed from the start.

Late bloomers are hard. On the road to great achievement, they will resemble failure. They may revise and despair and change co...

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The necessary support

The success of the late bloomer is highly dependent on the efforts of others.

  • In the biographies of Cézanne, his father didn't appreciate his genius. His father ...

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Experimental artists

Experimental artists are perfectionists and are typically plagued by frustration in their inability to reach their goal. Their creativity proceeds through trial and error and takes a long time to c...

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