The Survival Skill You Need is Creativity

If ever we need survival skills, we need them now. The one survival skill you may not have considered is creativity. Yes. The survival skill you need is creativity.  When we are children playing with toys, our imaginations soar. We see rocket ships in sticks and oceans in mud puddles. How is it that as we get older, we stop seeing those things? Our society doesn’t value creativity like it once was. How Creativity Lost Points Modern society shoulders much of the blame. The realities of working for a living often mean we need to learn linearly. To enable our children to put food on the table and a roof over their heads, we send them to schools that teach devalue creativity and require linear thinking. For reasons. And yes, there are some classes that encourage and allow creativity. But most of them…not so much. And then there is technology. Technology permeates our culture and our workplaces. Therefore, one must learn to use technology. And some of those gadgets and devices are both necessary and addictive. We work and play on them. There are studies that say younger people (20s) don’t memorize things . They prefer to use gadgets and […]

Be a Child

My DH and I were talking at dinner the other night about our lives as creative types and differences in the ways we perceive things. As is often the case, our discussion covered a wide range of possibles from the highly sensitive person to the mundanes who don’t understand us to the different modes of perception (he’s visual and I’m verbal). My DH said he thought that neither he nor I had ever lost the ability to be a child. Children perceive the world differently from adults.   Whether you are a writer, an artist, a laborer or scientist, I think all adults should remember to be a child, at least once in a while. Artists “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picasso Use ALL Your Senses “Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world.  Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.” ~ Eudora Welty Be Puzzled “What are the conditions of the creative attitude, of seeing and responding, of being aware and being sensitive to what one is aware of?  First of all, it requires the capacity to […]