This statement means that Romantic writers and artists focused on the experiences and feelings of the individual as their primary subject matter. Romantics called for a privileging of emotion, which does not have to be taught, over reason and logic, which, they argued, do have to be taught. For example, a baby is born knowing how to feel intensely but must be coached in logic and reason; for Romantics, this meant that feelings are more fundamental, more natural, to the human experience than anything else. Further, they prized individual creativity and championed the idea of individual genius: that which is uncultivated and uncorrupted by society's influence. Finally, Romantics were especially interested in nature and nature's positive effects and influences on the individual. Therefore, anything to do with the individual's emotions, creativity, and unique perspectives could easily form the focus of a Romantic text or piece of visual art.