Here’s an interesting question: How curious are you?
As young children, we are endlessly curious about the world around us. We examine and explore everything. Then, as we get a little older we are made to sit down in class, listen to what the teacher says and just accept that they are right. We leave the school system and unless we are very careful, we start accepting what we are told by people in positions of authority; from our boss at work to the most persuasive politicians and everyone in between.
It’s hard to think creatively or independently, if we just accept what we see and hear. The solution is to re embrace our natural curiosity and start asking ‘why?’ again, like we did when we were kids.
Why? Because forming your own opinions, based on a deeper examination of what others automatically accept, allows you to build a unique and massively more accurate picture of the world.
It’s easier to offer truly creative ideas and answers, when you operate from such an original vantage point.