"Do you believe we can train ourselves to be truly creative, even as adults?
Yes, we can train ourselves to be creative, but not formulaically. This is because the source of creativity is a way of being. The most essentialaspect of creativity is one’s approach to life. How one engages with life should vary depending on the problem at hand.
This is why the aim of my talks is to raise the awareness of what that way of being needs to be. In other words, to explain why we are creative, why creativity isn’t actually creative at all, and why seeing differently is the source of creativity. This is in contrast to the usual approach of asking what is creativity, who is creative, and what are they like? If you just give someone a method, and they’ve no idea why they’re doing it, or what they’re doing, they’ll simply reapply the same process to other’s conflicts, challenges and questions. However, in fact, the method itself should be questioned and adapted.”