don’t be afraid, explore your strengths, free yourself from expectations, find a great teacher and don’t waste energy.
The “Manifesto for Children”… and also “for Adults”!
Creativity. E. Paul Torrance was professor of educational psychology at the University of Georgia (USA). Known as the father of modern creativity, he wrote in 1983 the Manifesto for Children (from the book “The Creativity Man”), a set of guidelines that he compiled after 30 years of cross-sectional study of creative minds.
And what is creativity if not other than being and expressing oneself?
Here are the first 5 points. Let yourself be inspired. Slowly.
1.Don’t be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.
2.Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit, and enjoy your greatest strengths.
3.Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and walk away from the games they impose on you. Free yourself to play your own game.
4.Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.
5.Don’t waste energy trying to be well-rounded.
Which point speaks to you now?