The Element

Tue 24 November 2015 by Thejaswi Puthraya

What does being in one's 'element' mean? How does one get to that state of mind? Before answering these questions, I saw Ken Robinson's TED talk on "Do schools kill creativity?" and resolved to read atleast one book by him to learn more about his ideas.

Now to the question of "What does being in one's element mean?". As per the book, when there is a confluence of drive and talent, the person is in their element. Even the most mundane tasks feel like a cakewalk.

The second question is answered through a series of stories of high profile people like Ariana Huffington, Matt Groening, Richard Feynman etc. Too many similar themed stories blows away the charm of the book and makes reading it mundane.