You Are Creative

Creative power and creative imagination are not only for the artists of the world—painters, sculptors, and so on. Teachers also need the power of creativity. So do programmers, engineers, scientists, etc. You can see the application of creative genius in many professional fields. Remember, it was a group of brilliant and geeky-to-the-core, left-brain NASA engineers on the ground who were able to jury-rig a solution to the life-threatening buildup of carbon dioxide in the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft back in 1970. Their heroic fix—literally involving duct tape and spare parts—was ingenious improvisation; it was imaginative and creative.

Being creative does not mean wearing a black turtleneck and hanging out in jazz cafés sipping ...

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