Friday, November 12, 2010

We are all born divergent thinkers

A really excellent, riveting presentation by Sir Ken Robinson on how our native creativity tends to be educated out of us. (Thanks to Joel for the link.)

Here's Sir Ken in action again at TED.

The nativity play anecdote and its implications reminded me a bit of the following q&a session we once had with some of V's nephews. One came up with what seemed to us to be the perfect response:

— Y tu, que vas a ser cuando seas grande?
— Yo? adulto.

He was indeed the youngest and clearly the only one not unduly influenced by an impression of what we the incumbent adultos wanted to hear.

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