The value of Creativity over Knowledge

There is probably no better way to start off this segment than to highlight a quote from Albert Einstein:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

― Albert Einstein

I am not saying you shouldn’t ever want to pursue knowledge, it’s just the main message I am trying to convey is that the exercises I go through in my mind on a daily basis are more influenced by creativity. When I focus on the task at hand as well as the greater vision I lean more on creativity than I do pure knowledge. Before you can go anywhere in life you have to know your approach to reach that place, and that is the power of creativity. Creativity gives you the road to your destination, while knowledge is the bricks you have to lay to reach your destination. Knowledge can be obtained by a simple Google Search, whereas creativity is an art that must be cherished and practiced regularly in order to begin to really expand your thinking. It is my biased viewpoint that too often in our society we are swept into the details of what needs to be done and we fail to view our lives with an aurora of possibilities.

Further Reading:

1. Why we need to let kids be creative

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/03/living/let-kids-be-creative-p/index.html

2. 10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229600

3. How to Find your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219709

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