The problem with creativity

Posted: August 12, 2010 in 3 Penguins Design, Design, Design, Productivity
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Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems.

Have you ever watched children use their imagination? Children have the most amazing creative powers. They can utilize the most unusual things and make a kingdom out of it. So, what happened to us? Why did we stop being so creative? Some of the principal differences between us and children are that they haven’t yet been inhibited by family, institutions or society.

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.“
— EDWARD DE BONO

I am going to deal with the most common problem in creativity. Our thinking! [read]

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Comments
  1. tsactuo says:

    So, what happened to us? Why did we stop being so creative?

    We were told me to stop, to be more “like everyone else”, to be “normal”, to behave “like adults”. We were told this by teachers, parents, friends, prospective employers, business leaders, journalists, and everyone else who wanted everything done a certain way, those who wanted authority. By its very nature creativity knocks authority, established ways of doing things, and traditions. Lots of people do not like that.

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