The Earth is flat, and creativity can’t be trained


Nearly every young school child is readily capable of creative activity. I recently attended an Art Night at the local elementary school, and all of the kids had created unique pieces of art. Yet as they age, many kids loose the ability. All the creativity gets squeezed out of them so that they can be another drone that fits into an industrial assembly line or cubicle farm.

I’ll admit: perhaps creativity can’t be trained. A better way of looking at it might be this: conformity and homogeneity that has been imposed by society shuts down the inherent creativity that was there from the beginning.

What we need to do, therefore, is remove the creativity-obscuring layers that have been unnecessarily piled on.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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