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Wednesday, September 20

Creativity

What is creativity?

Is it related to intelligence?
Intelligence is the ability to learn. It also implies a certain amount of knowledge.
Creativity has to do with making up knew knowledge or applying it in new ways - which also implies making up new knowledge.

How does one go about making knowledge?
Mistakes? The willingness to make a mistake?
The willingness to give up or challenge one's assumptions?
Awareness. Awareness of one's assumptions. One can't really challenge assumptions one doesn't know one has.

When stuck, some of my best ideas have come from saying something really silly, something ridiculously impossible - and then realizing that some variation of it might be possible after all.

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