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Creativity

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.
Albert Einstein

We get solutions when we elevate ourselves from the platform on which the problem exists. Doing this gives us a bird’s eye view, and then we see the whole picture rather than just a part of it. This explains the fact that ideas bounce off us in places like the shower, in the park, in our sleep rather than in the office where the problem originated. So take a breather, enjoy an afternoon stroll on the street, and you will be poised on a different level which enhances problem solving.

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Beatrix Potter:

Talk about the raw deal. Some people turn out to be better off without any form of schooling. This, however, does not disregard school. We are naturally creative when young, but as we grow up the world mould us into a cast, hence losing a great deal of our uniqueness and creativity. We lose that eye of scrutiny, that roving imagination and that unlimited awe and wonder. We lose what the world would have needed most, and replaced by what the world is saturated with—commonality.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller

Growth occurs all the time, when we realize it or not. When you cannot find a solution now, try later, or tomorrow or in a week’s time, for with time we gain growth. Though small, sometimes this growth is enough to help us find solutions. Let us not be discouraged by what we see currently. Let’s look intently and find that hidden metamorphosis needed for the transforming that flop into a success.

June 1, 2008 - Posted by | Creativity | ,

1 Comment »

  1. “We lose what the world would have needed most, and replaced by what the world is saturated with—commonality.”

    Yes. The common man is dead to possibility — he accepts all and eagerly defends his ignorance. Being original sounds much better. Great post. We want more! We want more! Smile.

    Comment by Sherita Searcy | June 15, 2008 | Reply


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