Schools Kill Creativity

Wow, this is so incredibly important.  With over 29 million views, it is the most watched TED talk, and for good reason.

Whoever you are, whatever you are doing, go spend 19 minutes and 24 seconds watching this incredibly insightful and hilarious video.  Then, let me know what you think!

8 thoughts on “Schools Kill Creativity

  1. Aakansha says:

    Okay, so first of all thank you very much for sharing this. This is a kind of a video every person must watch and I’ve forwarded it to many of my friends already.
    There were umpteen number of moments in the video where I concurred in my mind yelling ‘Exactly!’ I’ve been having a debate over this topic for some time and most of the views that sir Ken said matched mine.
    I even took some notes today. The hierarchical system of education he mentioned is so true. EVERY school does that. Art and music is never appreciated and encouraged and is considered something ‘un-intelligent’ people do or something one does when they can’t find or fit in anything else.

    I’m a living example of this and unfortunately my family too. When I passed out from school I wanted to graduate in English. Studying poetry and literature in deep and up to its very core. But my family claimed it to be something mundane people do and which wouldn’t yield to anything extraordinary and insisted on pursuing something ‘respectable.’ And to make things worse, I belong to a ‘Manager-Engineer’ family. LITERALLY. Every cousin I have is either an engineer or an MBA graduate in some posh MNC somewhere. So you can understand the pressure.

    So as a result I’m coping up with the burden of Management Studies and have to go for an MBA after that.
    I can only hope the coming generations don’t have to face this and the people understand that not everyone is meant for Maths and Physics, some truly precious souls are meant for art and things beyond the capacity and understanding of the brainees’ limited souls.

    Loved it.


    • kassiehart says:

      I’m so glad you loved it!
      What really struck me is how he was able to speak the words I struggled to string together.
      I am sorry to hear about your educational dilemma. I can imagine how difficult it must be to pursue something you have no desire to do, when your passion lies elsewhere. I hope you can find a happy balance and follow your dreams. I personally would love to travel and publish photography books, but that isn’t a very “practical” or “steady” living, so I’m pursuing a business degree that I can hopefully use to self-market my work.
      Again, I’m glad you liked it!!

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