#159: Genius in a Cave
I can be universally beautiful and still feel worthless
A math genius in a cave is worthless. Talent has no absolute value. The value of talent is only revealed in a setting that values that specific ingenuity. If you still believe in talent, rather than “talent applied exclusively to the right context”, you simply haven’t met enough genius but broke Russian programmers.
Each of us is bestowed with a bunch of talents. Yet, only a few of us build up those natural inclinations into assets. An asset is a productized talent. Productized talent is about being needed by your audience, missed by your customers, and revered by your fans. A genius in a cave is heard by no one, yet the voice of a popular YouTuber resonates with millions.
I can be universally beautiful and still feel worthless. The game is not about being beautiful or intellectual, therefore, but rather curating my life in a way where I am appreciated for my talents, whatever they are. The true game of ingenuity is in recognizing my genius and then becoming a master curator for that genius.
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