A 1999 Business Week study showed that an adult of 40 is about 2% as creative as a child of five.
Just what robs us of creativity?
Our educational institutions, society, and ourselves. The culprit is the need for conformity and the rigid standards that find us falling into line with the expected norms.
But did you know that the Coca Cola logo was designed by an accountant with no degree in graphic design? A sculptor invented the ball point pen? And the Wright brothers, bike mechanics not aeronautical wizards, created the airplane.
"Creative activity cannot be forced," said educator Charles D. Orth "The creative people of this world have always been the free, unchanneled minds, the non-conformists, the individuals, the uninhibited."
Don't let schooling interfere with your education. Create and breathe in laughter, fantasy, and the unexpected.
"Conformity," said President John F. Kennedy, "is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
Stay open to the possibilities...