Monday, March 19, 2012

Einstein says we are all geniuses. [quote them] [did you know?] [thoughts]

“Everybody 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.” - Albert Einstein
I found this quote from Einstein from this blog article I linked to on RAW. My thoughts exactly.

But here's my question. What do you call a fish that actually tries to climb a tree?

Anyway, I've seen this a number of times; talented fish being asked to climb trees. Of course they will fail. Of course they will look stupid. Or fish that are kept in small fish bowls. Of course they can't swim so fast. Kudos to the fish though that leave those trees and go back to swimming.

And kudos to those who actually know talent. I don't know who said this first, but yeah, IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE. If you don't have the talent, you probably can't recognize one with it. And well, you probably feel more comfortable being around not-so-talented people like yourself. You say that the not-so-talented are talented - to make it look like you yourself are, in the same way, talented. Here's another question then; what do you call fish who claim they've climbed trees?

Can't understand all this? Yeah, just go back to your fish pond. Please.


  1. Some them are called mangrove killfish, and they are not the only species. Not all talents are easy to recognize, but it can be true that skills can be honed to the level of excellence. As Laszlo Polgar remarked "Geniuses are made, not born", given the right time and environment.

    1. Whoops, sorry I just read this now. Thanks for your reply! I guess I (nor Einstein) wasn't referring to mangrove killfish and other certain species. I agree to, skills can be honed, and geniuses are made. The problem is, they can only be honed or made, as you said, given the right time and environment. Thanks again for reading and replying!

  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  3. This is not a quote by Albert Einstein.