This week’s TED Talk is by Sir Ken Robinson. His talk has had 15,680,435 views – the highest number of views for any TED talk to date and with very good reason. Sir Ken’s talk it not only informative and entertaining, he also makes a profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
It is true today that people (children and adults alike) are so afraid of being wrong that it is gradually killing their creativity. In fact as Sir Ken says, “we are educating people out of creativity.” Being a writer, producer and traveler I am a very creative person and I see the same creativity in my daughter. I have always given her a free reign but I can see how easily that could stifled in other homes or at schools.
Do you feel you have some creative talents that you’ve never had chance to express or explore? Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn or do just for the fun of it? I always encourage my clients to keep a journal, write down your thoughts and feelings, your goals, your dreams. Let the pen flow and see what comes our – you may be very surprised!
I have a selection of journals available on my website, including the “Explosive Creativity” journal, please visit the Boutique at the Soul Blazing website to see all the journals we have available.