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  •  Her creativity, if youl look at what she has done, (1+ / 0-)
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    is really just being random.  Look at the reaction to the crayon and the toothbrush.  We learn as we get older that very few things belong in our nose, for good reason.  Just as it wouldn't really be all that creative for her to stick a knife in her eye.  Similarly, the "reward" for brushing her teeth is a new toothbrush.

    Do we lose some of our creativity because we grow up?  We can.  Is it because of something being done by those around us, like school?  It's not just school.  Even if we didn't have school, parents would be trying to keep their kids clean, or keep them from messing up the house.  How creative would it be if your daughter drew on the walls?  

    But I think plenty of adults have been creative.  Alan Turing and Alonzo Church.  Albert Einstein.  Toni Morris.  Joss Whedon.  Me at work just the other day (I'm a programmer).  Do I throw mud on my keyboard?  No.   Come to think of it, though, a keyboard I could color on would be kind of interesting.

    "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

    by anonevent on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 07:53:02 PM PDT

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