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O Society

by O Society August 1, 2019

Our conversation begins here regarding the idiom:

“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.”

^ This ^ one sounds like an identity politics idiom to me because it has that “I’m a unique snowflake so respect my glitter” sound to it. Self-help becomes “self-esteem,” which is basically bullshit to tell you what you want to hear so you can “feel good.”

And when we investigate the quote, as done here, indeed we find this:

The self-help book “The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” by Matthew Kelly contains a chapter titled “Everybody is a Genius” which begins:

Albert Einstein wrote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it…

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