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Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking
Great article if you want to perpetuate the myth that creativity is some sort of divine intervention that needs coaxing. It's not. It has to do with thinking (and supporting that with other senses when needed). Creativity is problem solving. Thus, you creative solution is entirely dependent on how you pose the problem (put another way, the questions you ask yourself). The reason this is often confusing to most people is they think about Artists and then it seems like I'm talking gibberish. Now for the fine artist... the fine artist DEFINES THE PROBLEM, then gets to ask themselves questions to get to a solution. The key to creativity is the questions you pose to yourself in order to think about the problem. Examples, a Chef who needs to make daily specials. Fine Art, 'I have a blank canvas...' will get you nowhere... vs 'How can I explore 3d space on a 2d picture plane?' It's ALL about the questions you ask, the rest is just giving yourself space to think.

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