Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Creativity Thought Starter #1

Every now and then I come across a quote or a saying that jump starts my thinking around creativity. When I do I will share them with you on this blog.

These three all echo the same sentiment.

“In today’s world creativity is fundamentally important for our personal, social, economic and cultural well-being. The most important developments in civilisation have come about through the creative process.”
Robert Fritz

“Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives . . [and] when we are involved in it we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important resource of all. Without creativity there would be no progress and we would be forever repeating the same pattern.”
Edward de Bono

The question I have in my mind is that if creativity is as critical as these three suggest then why do we continue to do our best to squash it in our schools and workplaces?

I'd love to hear your comments.

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