Habits of Highly Creative People: What You Can Learn From Sigmund Freud

Monday, July 23, 2018

Forego Status to Pursue Knowledge

Unlike many other great creators, Freud succeeded at school. According to Howard Gardner in Creating Minds, he had the kind of prodigious brain that could have mastered any of a diverse range of fields. But after gaining a medical degree, he deliberately chose not to establish a practice, because his greed for knowledge superseded his desire for respect inside Viennese circles.

Even later, his choice of domain was a risky undertaking.

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