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It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. Options
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It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
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“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.”
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
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Daemon wrote:
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)


I get the sentiment, but it seems ambiguously worded. Does it take us a long time to distinguish whether an ambitious young man or woman is talented or a genius? Or does it everyone a long time to learn the difference between talent & genius, but it takes ambitious young men & women even longer to learn the difference. Or am I just inside out with boredom? d'oh!

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I have found that there a different levels of 'thinking', as well.
And just like 'talent', there is 'intelligence'. But those who live
in the the realm of genius, think in a way that is different from
those who think strictly in a straight line: those who are
considered 'smart', or 'gifted', or even -- 'highly intelligent'.
The mind of a genius thinks in a different dimension, which only
another genius can fully appreciate appreciate or comprehend.

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Daemon wrote:
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)


Maybe ambitious young men and women are the only ones who somehow interested in that difference?
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Perhaps the difference is one of degree. I think Alcott was referring to the effort it takes to do something well. With youth, comes talent and ambition. If the individuals in question develop their talents--this may turn into genius. Hence, geniuses are not born--they must work hard to get there. I'm not sure I completely agree with this quote but that's my interpretation.
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Isn't it obvious?
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Read the context of this quote from "Little Women" Or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy


PART TWO: Chapter Twenty-six

ARTISTIC ATTEMPTS

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. Amy was learning this distinction through much tribulation, for mistaking enthusiasm for inspiration, she attempted every branch of art with youthful audacity. For a long time there was a lull in the `mud-pie' business, and she devoted herself to the finest pen-and-ink drawing, in which she showed such taste and skill that her graceful handiwork proved both pleasant and profitable. But over-strained eyes caused pen and ink to be laid aside for a bold attempt at poker sketching.

http://www.gradesaver.com/little-women/e-text/chapters-26-30
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I think the greatest gift in education would be if we learnt to accept second, third or tenth place. Much harder to compete at the level where you don't get all the glory and award.

The world loves talent but pays off on character. (John Gardner, 1982)
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Everyone is talented but all of them cannot become genius
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Applause A GOOD CONCEPT IT IS .
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It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Many genii have been misused, abused, prosecuted, imprisoned, killed, but manipulative talented sweet-talkers and murderers (called by ignorant masses "heroes) have been promoted in the course of this planet's painful history! Depends on what kind of talent and what kind of "genius". Some have talent to cheat, lie, threaten, and brainwash people with lack of critical thinking and analyzing and laziness to look for the truth.
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Talent is one of the basic ingredients that goes into the making up of a genius.- Impossible to think of a genius who is not talented, but I do happen to know lots of highly talented people who are very far from being geniuses
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Daemon wrote:
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)


This may be plain and simple till you really get it.
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Excellent point.
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OK.. I am gonna take a shot at the difference:

So geniuses may have talent and know how to use it. The talented may grasp the concept of genius, but be too lazy to reach it.
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