"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Friday, May 15, 2009


[continue from the Last Post]

In the first drawing, did you draw all your images or pictures inside the squares?


Did you use each or all the squares as part of your whole drawing, which you have extended beyond the four squares?

Why not?

Basically, there's nothing wrong with what you have done, except that you have been stereotyped, or more precisely, "conditioned", since your school days.

The unconsicous "stereotyping" or "conditioning" came probably incessantly from your school teachers with simple instructions like "write your sentences between the lines" &/or "write your numbers inside the squares", etc.

Just imagine the simple impact of this negative stereotyping or "conditioning", which has stay on till your current adult lives.

In the case of the second drawing, & according to Dr Jonathan Feinstein of the Yale School of Management, also author of 'The Nature of Creative Development', "9 out of 10 will come out with the same picture - a square box with a triangular peaked roof, 4 windows or so, a door in the centre. More often than not, the similarities even extend to a morning sun with rays on the right hand corner of the drawing."


The house drawing exercise demonstrates our underlying assumptions.

So, my point is this:

We got to learn to think differently, also to see things from different perspectives, & continuously challenge all our underlying beliefs & assumptions, then attempt to see the world anew, without the stereotypes.

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