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“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil,” American author Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote. The line appears as the epigraph in Jhumpa Lahiri’s 2008 novel Unaccustomed Earth. It’s fitting, not only because Lahiri was born in London to Indian parents and raised in the United States, but also because Lahiri was a recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Fellowship (or “genius grant”). As new data from the MacArthur Foundation suggests, the fellow are an unusually mobile bunch.
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(via Is Creativity Linked to Mobility?)

“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil,” American author Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote. The line appears as the epigraph in Jhumpa Lahiri’s 2008 novel Unaccustomed Earth. It’s fitting, not only because Lahiri was born in London to Indian parents and raised in the United States, but also because Lahiri was a recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Fellowship (or “genius grant”). As new data from the MacArthur Foundation suggests, the fellow are an unusually mobile bunch.

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