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I like kids in the age between 4-6 years old.
Because they're curious. They will ask you tons of questions.
They love to play and explore and are highly creative.
Innate 'Appetite for life'!
According to professor Paul Iske, creativity is being able to have a multi-paradigmatic view;
i.e. 'being able to see different perspectives'.
This is how you get creative ideas.
The trick is to integrate all these ideas (Provocative Operation) and generate new patterns.
We can increase the number of new patterns by asking questions.
Not just any question but questions like:
~ What would happen if...?
~ Suppose if...
~ Why is it that...?
These kind of questions will trigger your brain and allow you to absorb new patterns.
'Lateral thinking, the making of new combinations, will too.
A good way to do this is via humor.
THE BENEFITS OF ENHANCED CREATIVITY ARE:
~ Creative activities will yield significant cognisant gains; creativity makes you smarter!
~ Creativity also makes you more flexible, and therefor ... lessss prone to stressss ...
~ Being able to think creatively is placing yourself in option-mode. It creates space.
A global study by Adobe showed that 80% of those were surveyed said that creativity is important to economic growth. Just a few evidence based facts.
NOW THE THINGS IS...
The older we get, the less questions we pose & less we laugh, the more prone we are to
what Professor Iske refferres to as: 'terminal seriousness'
As in 'no turning back..?
He demonstrates in this graph:
WHY IS THIS DROP TO "TERMINAL SERIOUSNESS" TO BE TAKEN SERIOUS?
* it's a drop in quality of life:
* less laughter... less good for your health
* less questions = less new experiences = more grey in your life
* being less creative = being less adaptive to change
* not open for new things = less flexibility of mind
If you want to create value, you have to be creative.
Think about the costs and state of society..
Plus: in this rapidly changing world we HAVE to be creative.
What a phenomenan...
* ask lots of questions
YOU ARE BORN A CREATIVE HUMAN BEING.
You don't have to wait for creativity to appear, it's a natural part of who you are.
Yet it ís through deliberate practice, you can enhance your creative thinking.
Creativity has always been important for human evolution yet today creativity has never been more important.
We can't wait for the creativity muse to give you the breakthroughs.
"We have to be 'deliberate creative' to accelerate what nature has given us". says Gerard Puccio at TEDxGramercy
So don't be to serious, laugh!
Let your hair down and get creative!
And if you're not sure how to shake the condition of 'terminal seriousness' and train your creative mind?
Come have fun and join me for a Moodwalk!
It'll make you question and give you new, fresh perspectives and raise your 'Appetite for life'.
Or you could watch the video below...
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