Once they are through the process of education, most people lose the capacity of wondering, of being surprised. They feel they ought to know everything, and hence that it is a sign of ignorance to be surprised or puzzled by anything. ~~ Erich FrommI just read an alarming article that said that by the time we enter school we are using about 80% of our creativity. Okay, so what? Well, the article goes on to say that by the age of 12, we are down to using about 2% of our creativity. Can this be true?
If it is, what are we doing to these children? Are we so serious about having them conform to what we want as to drum the creativity right out of them.
I hope I use more than 2% of my creativity. I'm way past the age of 12, so I may be into deficit creativity by now. I'm off to find some answers.
More to come...