We burst from the womb, wide-eyed, hungry for discovery, thirsty for adventure.
Eyes probing, fingers poking, tongues licking, minds chewing, bubbling through life in constant, exultant motion.
Joyfully disturbed are we, jittering with an insatiable “why,” rapturous with possibility, taking nothing for granted.
But over time, our flames of curiosity are extinguished.
We succumb to adulthood, our zest for life drowned by routine and responsibility, our innocent curiosity suffocated and replaced by vain ambition, the thrill of discovery strangled by apathetic comfort.
Renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals how creative people are cultivated and how they keep the spark alive in his enlightening book Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. He writes…