Profile picture
Callum Flack @callumflack
, 6 tweets, 1 min read Read on Twitter
The Romans called a person’s natural disposition for certain ways one’s “genius”. The Greeks called it ones “daemon”. One had to labour in gratitude for their disposition so to become “genial”, or fully potent. 1/
A gift—one’s genius—isn’t fully realised until it is given away. But we cannot fully, potently receive the gift until we can meet it as an equal. That is, to labour in its service. 2/
Labour is done without obligation. It happens at its own pace, and we barely remember producing the results. Whereas work is obligated and only happens by will. 3/
Without labour, genius becomes narcissism. One displays himself, rather than suffer change. /4
…summarising from Lewis Hyde’s The Gift 🦅
“Down and out in Paris and London”, five years in the woods reading, the unfulfilled potential, wandering, its all actually labour in gratitude to one’s daemon. Unavoidable. And quite fun.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Callum Flack
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!