A friend and I recently discussed how schools and society in general destroy a child’s creativity. I used to be as concerned as my friend was, but not any more. Nothing can destroy creativity. Schools and society can discourage it, but they cannot destroy it. Any adult can reawaken his or her sleeping creativity long after a school put it to sleep. I agree with psychologist Anna Freud about creative minds surviving any kind of bad training.
“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”
– Anna Freud
Creative minds will always survive. They always have. Look at the art and literature that creative minds created throughout the ages no matter what the political or social conditions. There has never been a shortage of creativity. When suppressed, it goes underground.
So let the schools and society do what they think they have to do to encourage conformity and nice, safe behavior. Creative minds will always prevail.