really start on this theme, I need to once again assert that when I talk about
creativity I am talking about it in all forms, not just music and art – or
creating the great innovative breakthrough.
Creativity is the ability to think independently and to come to new
solutions, new ways of considering things, new ways of behaving, etc. It’s being aware of your surroundings and
responding not merely obeying and following.
It’s improving processes, treating people intuitively and allowing
yourself to be yourself, not merely a clone of others.
watch young children we see them as curious, energetic and incredibly
creative. What happens? Why, as they age are most of them afraid to
take a risk?
It seems to
me that all too often parents, teachers and others stifle this natural tendency
to explore by making sure kids color within the lines, follow instructions, do
exactly as they are told, follow tradition, and all the other words we use to
to the creative kid in school who wants to try a different approach to solving
Why do we
see “a nation of sheep” – people who value conformity and “not making waves” as
more important than expression of ideas?
said “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”?
is so important.
The world is a
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
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