As I spend time researching and developing my creativity, one of the problems I encounter is that if we want to be creative, we need to be open-minded. And unfortunately, the more I look around the country more I see how much harder it is to retain open-mindedness as we grow up.
Meanwhile, my kids are great at the open-minded mindset. They entertain all the wild ideas sometimes even, especially the bad ones.
By the very definition of creativity, making something new and original, we need to have a mind that’s open to new ideas and new ways of thinking and seeing. If we hold on tight to our outdated or incorrect beliefs, we’ll never come up with new ideas that transform the world. And sure, change isn’t always good, but growth usually is.