In Greek mythology, a genius wasn’t a person, it was a spirit who came and inspired the creator. But over time, we started to call people of intelligence and creativity geniuses. Elizabeth Gilbert would like us to return to this Greek idea and take the pressure off creative people to perform.

I think we could take a different route.

We could choose to inspire others. We could choose to take on the role of those spirits and offer encouragement and prompts.

We don’t need to do anything spectacular, but just offer a little spark to help.

We can all be geneses.