Clarity, innocence and creativity
An astonishing imagination, fertile minds and willingness to take risks are characteristics of children from an early age in kindergartens, but that most of us were lost by obfuscated rules.
Many of us have learned and save for use in adult life some of the most curious and important ways to be in life. I am referring to sharing, fair play, to morals and ethics, hygiene habits, and habits for a balanced lifestyle.
But later, lifelong learning, we learn also other things more “serious” that prevent us from playing, see the colors of the world and understand each other.
“Most students never get to explore the full range of their abilities and interests … Education are the system that’s supposed to develop our natural abilities and enable us to make our way in the world. Instead, it is stifling the individual talents and abilities of too many students and killing their motivation to learn.” – Ken Robinson
When we were children and even teenagers norms served us standards to counteract and to give wings to creativity, to look for the difference and feel pleasure in our new identity.
We look for different things but we frequently also do some experiments or demonstrations in groups.
But we grow and we create habits, we’ve created fear of fail and we gain our comfort zone. Now, we do not relate things like when we were kids, because while we were children, we flew to the other side of the world and we fight the evil. Today, some of us hide under the covers to escape the problems plaguing the world.
Our creativity has been molding in accordance with our use of knowledge that we possess, the new information that we are receiving and data containers for treatment.
Therefore, the ability to combine the information in a new way is important so that we can develop our creativity in solving problems. Our learning must be made not focused exclusively on the traditional processes of information but also geared to the significance of the results obtained.
The data are records from the past that tell us a story and even if true does not mean it are always repeatable. Moreover, in many cases, they serve exactly to avoid repetition of adverse events in our life.
Relive the past can be good but not in the sense of justifying what happens or predict what will happen. The future needs of our creativity.
Recognize a problem or opportunity, meditate on it, identify a way forward and accomplish an idea are steps in the creative process.
Creativity has no time or place nor is ability to a particular discipline or a blessing in a person. Creativity is democratic and appears in painting as in technology, in cooking or in finance, but in all the ethical issues is extremely important.
“So, by definition, creativity is morally neutral. The myth that it’s good is a dangerous misconception. Societies must constantly strive to ensure that novel ideas in government, business, education, and every other realm are wedded to strong ethical values.” - Teresa Amabile
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist as it grows!” - Pablo Picasso
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