Creativity and being weird | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

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Creativity and being weird | Business, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com.

I appreciate this story for so many reasons.

1.  He points out that just being strange isn’t necessarily creative. Creativity gets a bad reputation from all the bizarro things done in the name of “I’m creative, and you just don’t understand me.”

2.  He points out that creativity and laziness are enemies! Creativity is hard work! It just doesn’t fly into your head effortlessly, leaving everyone around you dumbfounded. You have to spend some time thinking!

Creativity is substance, and grit, and not always fun. It’s a habit of mind, and we have to practice it. I think it’s time it took its place alongside intelligence and scholarly accomplishments as something truly worth pursuing.

Kay Shurtleff

Kay Shurtleff

Although my day job is educational consultant for GT/Advanced Academics and ELAR, I also spend ridiculous amounts of down time drinking tea and reading, blogging, tweeting, and playing with language. Writing is a natural outlet, mode of thinking, form of entertainment, and illuminator for me. I'm working on a PhD in gifted education right now, and I appreciate having this forum in which to kick around ideas. Thanks for stopping by G/T-time!

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