Friday, March 23, 2012

Creative Thinking

To create, a person must

Have knowledge but forget the knowledge;

See unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder;

Work hard but spend time doing nothing;

Create many ideas yet most of them are useless;

Look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different;

Desire success but learn how to fail;

Be persistent but not stubborn;

and,Listen to experts but know how to disregard them.

These remind me a lot of the insights of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus.

What other creativity paradoxes can you add to this list?

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