When you think of 'Genius' as we do in our culture - we think of one endowed with extraordinary powers or ability - certainly an anomaly within the human race. Clearly someone who got the genetics we didn't. They must of been born that way.
"Genius is a Latin word; the Romans used it to denote an inner spirit, holy and inviolable, which watches over us, guiding us to our calling. A writer writes with his genius; an artist paints with hers; everyone who creates operates from this sacramental center. It is our soul's seat, the vessal that holds our being-in-potential, our star's beacon and Polaris." - 'The War of Art' by Steven Pressfield
What IF - those we've christened as 'genius's' merely followed the spark, pursued the spark and the inspiration. They dared to press in and grow in their craft. What if they were just as we - yet they CHOSE to go and do and do again and again. They dared, just as we could, but they actually did what we only talk or dream of. And thus doing we mark them as a GENIUS - one different then all of the rest - an anomaly. We applaud them but are careful to skirt the possibility, ney, the Responsibility of doing and choosing the very same in our own lives - following the spark.