Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.Albert Einstein
If you were asked what does a cat and a refrigerator have in common, what would your thought pattern be like to provide the answer?
Are you been serious right now? A refrigerator and a cat? You hesitate for a while and then…
A fridge? You begin to think of the compressor, the electricity, the mechanical parts, and how it squeezes heat out of veggies. Your mind thinks of it only as what it is. A refrigerator.
And a cat? An animal, small, maybe annoying (if you’re scared of their bright eyes at night) soft, and loving. Your mind thinks of it only as what it is. A cat.
And then you say no way.
That’s what happens to most adults each time Doctor Joseph Kyne, the author of Imagine it ask them the question, what do a refrigerator and a cat have in common.
Year after year different sets of adults would stare at him with this are-you-fucking-kidding-me kind of surprise. A cat? A refrigerator?
But when kids are asked the same question, they jump at it and start:
They bot make noise.
They both run.
They both come in various colours.
They both can have milk inside.
Why is it so easy for kids to start raining responses while adults get confused?
As we grow up into adults, we lose our creativeness. We become more logical, and our thought patterns close into convergent.
That’s why most adults couldn’t see beyond a white mass.
Kids on the other hand think divergently. Their thought is contained by nothing. They see the world as what it is not what they think it is.
The problem is we were once like that, free as air, innocent and creative. We lose it. We unlearn it as we grow up.
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