“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”– Maya Angelou
The above list of remarkable innovations all have one thing in common – they came from South African hands. These inventions and firsts (amongst many) serve as explicit proof of the immense creativity at work on this country’s grounds. They also speak directly to your potential. This is all a reminder that seemingly ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things if they employ their creative faculties.
The quote from Maya Angelou above says it best – creativity can indeed not be depleted as it isn’t a finite phenomenon; it lies endlessly in each person, ripe for the picking. The question is: are you ready to harvest the fruits of your own creativity?
Developing Your Own Creativity
A well-known quote from the Greek philosopher Plutarch rings: “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled”. As it happens, this is a shortened quote extracted from a passage in one of his essays. Here he argues that the growth of a person’s mind doesn’t stem from passively filling it with knowledge, but instead from the deliberate act of gathering knowledge and enhancing your capacity for reasoning.
The same can be said for creativity. It is an inborn power that each of us possesses, but it needs to be nurtured and practiced for it to grow. How you put your creativity into practice is in your hands, but the emphasis is on practice. When you actively set time aside for the cultivation of your imagination and inventiveness, you optimise your capacity for innovation.
Using Education as a Tool to Harvest Your Creative Capacity
Underlying the learning process is the development of a person’s critical thinking skills. These are cognitive abilities that allow you to objectively and independently look at a given scenario to make wise decisions regarding what you are faced with.
Critical thinking and creativity go hand in hand. The act of learning challenges you to use the full range of your mind’s abilities. It drives you forward in the expansion of what you are capable of and urges you to open up to as many perspectives as possible.
Again, the same can be said for creativity – the process of expanding and exercising your innovative side is the same as the process of gathering and using knowledge. Wielding education as an instrument for creative expression is thus more than just possible, it is recommended.
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