Do Schools Kill Creativity?

I appreciate Jonny Blur of for sending this video by Sir Ken Robinson. Watching a 20 minute video is pretty high up on my list of ‘Things That Will Never Happen”, but the title was relevant enough to my current project that I gave it a go during lunch.

I had never heard of Sir Ken Robinson before but his insight and numerous memorable quotes during the video kept me fully engaged and glad I clicked PLAY

What Color are You?

Who we are is a result of what we have allowed to pour into us. If we look at ourselves like the color of paint, it’s interesting what we’ll see. Let’s say your a cool blue who allows an angry red thought to cross your mind. It comes in, in the amount of a teaspoon, but you don’t dwell on it, so the pouring stops. A gallon of blue is still blue when you add a teaspoon of red, but if you continue to be angry and ignore the true color of who you are, the red will continue to pour and eventually you will no longer be blue.

The Positive Behind the Negative

Negative traits are often found behind the driving force of great accomplishments.  I’ve discovered that often, these traits, are frowned upon and criticized; but are they a key ingredient to the overall outcome?

Often times, people who have eliminated these traits have also negatively effected the strength in what they do.

A couple questions arise out of this: 1. If we can never be perfect, should we be so concerned about negative traits when they happen to help shape us in our accomplishments?