He speaks about how children have the capacity of innovation. I know that my younger cousins are way more innovate than I a.m. They have the capacity, the ability to come up with the most incredible games, stories, etc. I say ability as well, because I believe that school strips away our ability to be creative, and express our creativity. Capacity, referring to space in our mind for being creative, is no vacancy. I had my phase where I wanted to be a photographer, painter, sculptress. I then started focusing on how I needed to make sure I was on point with my A-G requirements to not only graduate, but go on to a university as well. When it came down to doing my Visual and Performing Arts credit, those were the classes I struggled the most with. I wasn't good at drama or computer designing. In my core classes, I had straight A's. Give me a math book, Economics and Civics, English, I'll solve your problem, speak politics and money, I'll write you an essay. But I just couldn't grasp those art classes. I wasn't creative enough. My "capacity" was full due to grasping the "important" things I NEEDED for life.
School teaches us to be right, solve everything correctly, analyze this essay correctly. But Sir Ken Robinson says " If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." Definitely, I hate being wrong, I am the kind of person that needs the right answer, I have to be right. But I can't think of three original ideas of mine.
He also says " We don't get born into creativity, we grow OUT of creativity." Again, I most definitely agree with him. When I was younger I'd draw and make up a story as I drew my characters and settings, now, having had taken Creative Writing in high school, it was so difficult to write about whatever I wanted, making up a fake animal, drawing a fake animal. I couldn't do it. With a prompt however, I could write pages on what someone else already had to say.
Because of this video, and realizing how out of touch I am with my creativity, I will take an art class here at CSUN.
" All children are born artist. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up."