“Genius hesitates”
Clive Thompson
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Consideration is important and likely not given its proper due, but I disagree strongly with the notion that genius is the root of hesitation. I even find it somewhat upsetting.

Aren’t there also towering intellects who put their own theories on unassailable pedestals, regardless of rational objections raised by clear-headed peers?

And we needn’t be geniuses to pause and consider a new idea, whether it’s ours or someone else’s.

Disciplined, meticulous thinkers hesitate. And the effort to be disciplined in our thoughts and ideas should be part of the work, for all of us. We celebrate genius plenty already, let’s not shift even more credit to it from other, also deserving qualities.

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