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Genius is a balancing act

Genius is a balancing act

Said F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”

The dialectic contains life’s truest serum.

It is the remix of opposites, not the grab of absolutes, that fosters new ways of thinking.

Genius is a balancing act.

What if your success depended not on being a specialist but specializing in being a generalist — a mere connector of the dots?

Consider casting wide beyond the silos and carrying a big information-seeking stick. Collect more artifacts.

Playing with opposites releases the mind from the forces of stuckness.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.