Recently I ran into this great video by Sir Ken Robinson about creativity and education. It is well worth your time if you can find 20 minutes to sit down and watch it. It is funny, entertaining, and quite poignant, as Sir Robinson shares his perspective on how we kill creativity in our educational systems.
As I was writing notes for today's post, I realized you might enjoy and benefit from hearing this talk as well. You'll see how your blocks to creativity have less to do with you as a person, and more to do with the many ways your creativity was stifled as you grew from a spontaneous, creative child, to a responsible, "productive" adult.
The harm done to each individual, as well as to the future of our world, is profound.
Why do I share this with you today? Because we can heal our own scars around creativity, and in doing so, encourage others in healing theirs. Every time you take the risk to create, even by simply making a card, you help build something bigger than yourself. You add momentum to a thread of human expression that is too often devalued and dismissed.
I hope you'll take the time to watch this video and reflect on how you can let it impact you and your blocks to creativity.
Leave a comment and let me know what insights you got from this video.
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