GENIUM, comes from the latin ‘ingenium’, meaning talented, ingenious and genuinely talented…having a natural ability, possessing enormous innate disposition of talents…having an imagination with a capacity for innovation and creativity…an inner genius of one’s own character. Inborn ability…
Descartes employs the term ingenium to mean both an unusual capability to discover the truth (viz., new truths) and a special talent.
Elizabethans still employed the term ingenium, or its counterpart at that time, “wit”.
Edgar Zilsel has pointed out that the term ingenium as characterizing extraordinary inborn talent was unknown in the Middle Ages.
Cicero notes: “Oratory is an art [like architecture] in the loose sense that its successes can be codified and taught; but the chief virtue of the orator is inborn, ingenium, from which sharpness of mind arise sharpness in invention, richness in exposition and ornament, firm and long-lasting memory”.
Exercising one’s mental and physical ingenium is a procedure that Aristotle considered central in the development of ethical character. Mastery of an art, material or mental, was thus perceived to cultivate prudence, since the accumulation of experience enhances one’s foresight and refinement.
The Urban Dictionary defines ‘genium’ as the genius of an action or goal of motion. Hence, UGENIUM.COM will expose a wide range of actions and goals in motion. From writing and oratory to thought and creativity it will include song and dance, sports and athleticism…
Developing one’s talent involves a conscious decision and commitment, and can be triggered by almost anyone and can be as simple as desiring to do more of what we love in our lives. It is important to nourish talent. Thomas Edison said “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. What matters most is the consistent action in the direction of our dreams by practicing and practicing and refining and refining. Without action, it matters not how many talents we have, they will never amount to much. Distractions must be put aside and we must schedule time to nourish our talents. Lastly, talents must be shared. As there is not much point in developing great talent without anyone knowing about them. Not sharing our talents, is a wasted gift.
UGENIUM.COM believes everyone has a talent, and because we have talent we create, and in creating we have an inherent need to share our genius and creativity and we have a need to get feedback and appreciation for our talents. Positive feed back will motivate us and inspire the genius in us to create more, while constructive critique will allow us to refine our talents.
Every artist, (performance and visual artists) comedian or musician learns to fly in their respective careers on the wings of humble beginnings.
In speaking of creativity, Martha Graham said, “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.”