Everyone Is a Genius

The early morning before Seattle wakes up is my favorite time of  the day. This morning I left my house at 4:00 AM and drew this chalk mural under the aurora bridge a couple hundred paces away from the Fremont Troll.

The quote reads, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” (it is an anonymous quote, however many people believe Albert Einstein coined it – he didn’t).

I hope we can stop judging people by our social norms and start appreciating individual talent and passion. We are constantly comparing one another to traits that can represent only a fraction of our society . Everyone has something to offer; everyone can be a genius in their own right. Let’s start encouraging that type of thinking instead of marking off boundaries on what is “successful” and what is not.

“Comparison is the thief of joy” Theodore Roosevelt

I love you. Go out and follow your passion!

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