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A CHILD’S MIND…D.Usher, Winnegrad

A CHILD instinctively knows how to use their imagination, how to be CREATIVE. We become disconnected from our CHILDLIKE curiosity the more we “learn.” It has been demonstrated that when CHILDREN are given instructions on how to play with a toy they become less curious, and not discover new ways to play with the toy.

 

“Straight line” thinking has become the dominant method of education. This makes us more concerned of being efficient and less open to new methods. It is a “habitual intellectual bias,” that leads to the death of CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY and IMAGINATION. Habit is then developed in solving problems. We lose the CHILD’S MIND.

 

When we become experts at our jobs, we tend to continue with our “habitual bias.” Slowly over time we forget to be CURIOUS, to IMAGINE. To open our IMAGINATIION to new ideas takes work and commitment. We must invest much time into the CREATIVE process. We must not fall into the adult habitual tunnel-vision of work. We must make the effort of keeping the CHILD-LIKE vision.

 

CREATIVITY is not a skill. It should be treated as a language. We are all CREATIVE. Once we speak the language of CREATIVITY we can be CREATIVE in all endeavors. We must liberate our CHILD-LIKE MIND, our CREATIVE thinking from the discipline to which we have been trained to think.

 

WE AS HUMANS ARE ALL CREATIVE. WE ALL HAVE A VAST, UNTAPPED CREATIVE CAPACITY WITHIN US. TAKE THE LEAP AND RETRIEVE YOUR CHILD-LIKE MIND. REJECT THE NARROW BIASED WAY OF SOLVING NEW PROPLEMS. BE CHILD-LIKE.

 

START WITH CURIOSITY, THEN SEARCH, THEN INQUIRE, THEN LEARN, THEN GAIN KNOWLEDGE, THEN FIND YOUR ULTIMATE HIGH-PRICED WISDOM.

 

YOU FOUND YOUR CHILD-LIKE MIND.

Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective

ron winnegrad

Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.

2 replies

  1. Yes! To be in the moment with each breath, honoring the gift of life and thriving to learn what that moment can present ~ this I cherish. May we prioritize each breath with such intention.
    ~ Namaste

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  2. I take it from this blog that I must be destined to great creative skills, as I am often accused of acting like a child.
    I do agree that similar to creativity, we are not born with prejudice but somehow manage to learn it too easily.
    Insecurity is a dangerous trait and does impact so many creative processes….
    Agree with Ron and open your mind to what might be, although it isn’t what is.

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