February 15, 2010

Schools Kill Creativity

I've been on a real TED kick lately. It's a part of my nightly routine. I could literally cancel my cable (well maybe after the Olympics) and live off of TED talks.

This one by Sir Ken Robinson (who's a hilarious speaker btw) particularly struck a chord with me. He has articulated something that has been bugging me my whole life. How can you be creative if you're scared of being wrong?

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

-Pablo Picasso