A genius is not born every day. They are rare as the blue moon. The word genius implies very extraordinary or native powers especially as displayed in original creations, discoveries, and achievement. They are inborn and are independent of instruction or training. While talent, on the other hand, is an ability with which we are blessed and can be acquired by learning or instruction. Thus while talent is a capacity to learn to do a thing well, genius is an inborn inspiration that drives a man to do a thing with original excellence. Thus while a ‘genius’ does what is a must, a talent does what it can.
Given a choice I would like to be born a genius for imagine having to bestow something new and inspiring to mankind like newton . They were indeed masters in their respective fields and left behind a rich tail for others to dwell on. A talented person is equally great but it is the originality that makes the difference. This is why we call the painting of Monalisa by Leonardo de Vinci is a work of genius. Though there have been equally good paintings by many a talented painter, but they do not command this distinction.
They are therefore god’s gift to mankind and are born after centuries. They have illuminated our lives in varied fields, for example, we have Beethoven's in music, Albert Einstein in science and Mahatma Gandhi in social welfare. They in their lifetime left behind a legacy so rich and varied that it continues to inspire generations. Their works are the benchmarks against which we ordinary mortals set about acquiring talent basking in their reflected glory.
Thus I would also like to make some innovative contribution to society rather than be reduced to a mere copy of the works of a true genius. This is by no means derogatory for talented people who are also great men. But when it comes to a choice then why choose a reply when you have the unique. Genius is always remembered for what they did and their works are always a masterpiece.