Creative Thinking - Inside the Box
What is creative thinking?
Creative thinking is defined as thought that goes beyond the norm. It's a new way of thinking that fits various solutions to a problem. Rather than think linearly or following existing routes, creative thinkers come up with innovative and unique ideas.
Search creative thinking and most responses will say, "thinking outside the box!" There's this idea that to come up with creative ideas one must go beyond some imaginary bound. That there is a box that contains all that exists, and you must think completely differently. But what if we told you that is wrong?
Listen to on of our lessons!
Creative thinking would be impossible. Like we can't imagine what ultraviolet light looks like or what happens after we die, our brains cannot jump to the intangible. Einstein did not discover nuclear energy from thin air. He observed the world, namely how atoms and nuclei act, and through creative thought, came up with a new idea. Planes were invented after observing bird's flight and the automative vehicles before it. 1984 was written by Orwell after observing the change occurring in his life. Those inventions might have seemed impossible to others, but the inventors came up with creative solutions to problems in front of them, using creative interactions of what existed in front of them.
Creative thinking is not about finding the impossible and intangible. Creative thinking is about using what you have to create something new.