Essay about The Importance Of The Stunt On Creativity

1036 Words Nov 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Being Brilliant has Become the New Average What is the true definition of intelligence? People talk of common sense, “street-smarts,” “book-smarts,” GPA, IQ test, and various other standardized tests to determine their intelligence. In the Oxford Dictionary intelligence is defined as “the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” Society has limited and labeled ourselves into groups based on a phrase or number and has greatly wounded our possibility for achieving great and limitless innovations. The “we are all winners” society had the unintended consequence of altering the purpose of schools; changing them from places of expression and finding yourself to a place void of individualism and forced perfection. In this paper, I will argue that the stunt on creativity has inflicted a debilitating sense of false pride and intelligence in our youth. First, I will focus on schooling. During a child’s developmental stages they spend about 50% of their time either at school or carrying out things for school. Somewhere in the recent past the idea of intelligence and creativity going hand-in-hand was lost in translation and the idea of striving for constant perfection became the new schooling system. “Does great innovation come from encouraging creativity in the classroom and hoping it will translate into creativity in the real world? Or does it come from rigorously training our best and brightest minds and then allowing them the freedom to innovate?” (Wai). In simpler…

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