If you have already heard the news, then you must of heard the passing away of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Reports say that he died in his sleep, peacefully. Ironically, his life wasn’t at all peaceful. Yet, he was always smiling, never letting life get in his way. We need more of that from us and people around us, yet that isn’t what made him such an inspiring figure. It takes an overall good character to be able to inspire a nation. Yet his character inspired not only a nation, but the entire world. Therefore, it is our duty in honoring him, that we examine what made his life so inspiring.
As a kid, we all have creative and imaginative memories. As Picasso once said, ” Everyone is born an artist”, yet what is the reason why we turn into adults that have lost all our sense of creativity and that our jobs just require us to do a certain task, get your paycheck, and not say a word. A person usually in this environment is a person who is depressed and most likely hates his job. Remember we need to understand that we take after what we do, so that if you work/live in a gloomy place, then you will probably be gloomy yourself. Let’s stop for a moment and inquire. Why did this happen to us? Why have we lost our imagination. We first need to understand the science of creativity. The video below is a tedxtalk done by Jim Davies about the science of imagination.