Innovation is the New Invention
St. Valentine’s Day is round the corner and it is customary to express our love for another on this day. Well, lets break the taboo and give love to everybody we see. Love not only means, well, love, but also means respect, gratitude and most of all, affection. We express these feelings everyday but sadly we only do it to the people that we know. Have you ever offer a seat to an elderly in the subway or tube? That’s love. Having them smile back with gratitude is priceless.
Share with us on Facebook [facebook.com/creativechump] your lovely deed and let us all spread some love. We just want everybody to feel loved – gramps, dad, neighbor’s dog, cyclist on the street, everybody. We want to remind all that a little good (and love) goes a long way, and to put a smile on their face is simply heart warming.
The video below inspires the quote, “If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own.” As inspirational as it sounds, it is worth the watch. The video appears to be a work of a non-profit Christian organization, Křižovatka Olomouc in Czech Republic. It shows the world that a good deed does come a long way and the importance of it can change the world.
In today’s world, many has forgotten the true meaning of love. We tend to ignore the world as we are so stuck to ourselves, forgetting how and what we’ve become. Lets all make a change, give a little love, do a little good, and show the rest what the world is really missing.
It all begin with little things that we do.
Was browsing through Ads of the World’s blog and came across this (to me) inspirational video, creatively produced by the peeps at Cafe Communications.
It speaks about deadlines, and creativity.
You know, when your clients want something (ads, posters, etc.) in a very short time, and you go ballistic and bonkers over how ridiculous they can be… watch this video.
Creativity is not inspired by the pressure of time but by the freedom, the playfulness and the fun.
Sir Ken Robinson on TED Talk.
Personally, a very inspirational talk given by Sir Ken as he talks about education (and creativity). Do we really squander our children’s creativity? In this modern world, open thoughts and minds will allow our children to do what they want, and now what we want. Many “traditional” thinking parents would disagree on this as they claim to “know” what is best for their children. This is generally how parents in my part of the world think. It’s a shame to be a dictator of your own children.
Yes, they are your children but they do have a mind of their own. They need to know that they cannot be afraid of being wrong. The consequence to this is that when they grow up, they will be frightened of being wrong. Mistakes are inevitable as our children grow, hence the term “learning from your own mistakes” and not repeating the same mistake twice, hence the term “once bitten, twice shy”.
Education on the other hand is educating the children our of their creative capacities. Fact, we do not grow into creativity. Fact, we get educated out of it. Everywhere in the world has the same educational hierarchy. Sir Ken says it is mathematics first, then languages followed by humanity leaving arts rock bottom. In my part of the world, I would agree on mathematics, followed by science, no humanity and commerce.
One thing in command the world has is that education is a tool to produce university professors. Everybody wants a professor in their family tree. Personally, many think that having a really “smart” person in the family establishes status. We would boast about our children’s education prowess to the neighbours leaving them questions like why is my children not like theirs.
Everybody is different. Creativity or the arts is exceptional as well. The “traditional” thinking of the only profession that will make you lots of money is being a doctor, engineer, lawyer, scientist, etc… Think of Gillian Lynne in the video. A ADHD patient that loves to move finally paid off after being told that she has a talent – dancing. And what did the school said to her – she has a learning disorder, she couldn’t concentrate. Wala… she’s extremely successful now.
If the passion is created, stick to it. In my humble opinion, children should be given the freedom to choose what they would like to do and who they want to be. Parents are there to support them. Let them learn from their mistakes so they will not be scared of it. We need “street smart” and “book smart” people in this world – those who can mesh both intelligence and be successful.
A wonderful talk by Sir Ken Robinson. An eye-opener to all. And the world needs (more) creative people.
Teacher: “What are your drawing?”
6 yo: “I’m drawing a picture of God”
Teacher: “But nobody knows what God looks like”
6 yo: “They will in a minute”
Boy 1: “I bring you Gold”
Boy 2: “I bring you Myrrh”
Boy 3: “Frank sent this”
“Must try harder”
“I think math is very important but so is dance”
“They live in their heads”
“They look at their body as a transport for their heads”
“Benign advice – now profoundly mistaken”
“Terry please, I’m trying to fry an egg here.”
“Give me a break”
“People who had to move to think”
“… the gift of human imagination”
Live the creative life…!