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    Question Can creativity be suppressed?

    Can creativity truly be suppressed? Isn't it so intrinsic that it can't be?

    Also, is there a difference between creativity and ingenuity?
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    Oh it can absolutely. Take persons on medications for example, or are we not including those?
    Which angle are you comming from here?
    I'm thinking writers block also... for a time at least...forever for some.
    Umm... i'd say both can come in fits and bursts, lay dormant, only appear for limited periods in peoples lives.
    They are very different things (well hmm, scale) but can be compared here.
    This is carrying on on a journey in my head but i'll stop here and see what proceeds.
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    Sure it can, by forcing it to create

    On the long term though, never quite fully, and trying to is very destructive.

    I'm pretty sure there is an element of skill in ingenuity that isn't necessarily there in creativity.

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    Sure it can. Give the creative person the right amount of work that needs concentration. Let him work until he's too exhausted to do anything creative, then let him sleep until it's time to work again. Preferably give him a bit more work still, so that every next morning, he gets up with less energy. That should get him ill by the time there's a holiday. You'll get a very grumpy, but useful, uncreative person.
    I haven't written/drawn/painted/baked for WEEKS and the spring holiday is almost over (and I'm almost healthy again, so once more they gave me juuuuuuust the right amount of work/illness/exhaustion to make me not write and still be ready for work when the time comes.)

    The difference between ingenuity and creativity? To me, it seems ingenuity has a component of usefulness in it. It will at least sell. Creativity is everything, useless, useful, meaningful or not, popular or not,...

    There are enough creative persons already. Nobody wants more of them:


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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Can creativity truly be suppressed? Isn't it so intrinsic that it can't be?

    Also, is there a difference between creativity and ingenuity?
    What is the Public Education System for $300, Mr. Trebek.
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    The exclusion principle answers that question. Cause if you want to supress creativity, you have to define reality first...

    and that aint objectively possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    What is the Public Education System for $300, Mr. Trebek.
    Indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stigmata View Post
    What is the Public Education System for $300, Mr. Trebek.
    Yes, public education is utter FAIL at promoting creativity, individuality etc. But isn't creativity sort of like the perennial fount, its precious waters forever escaping from some obscure crack? (No stone can waylay a natural spring or something like that?) Or no, can it truly be dammed up forever?

    Add: does human survival count as proof that creativity/ingenuity are an inseparable part of our makeup?
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    I guess anything normative can reduce creativity. the brain is a neural network based on a slightly variable native structure and feedback loops. the feedback change the wet ware which will change future feedbacks. the earliest the influence the more it will have a chance to be very defining of one's personality later in life as all the other experience branch out from it and neural plasticity lowers with age. (like branches of a tree)
    so if there is a constant negative reinforcement of traits not promoting creativity (repetition, protocol etc) it will probably have to reduce creativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Can creativity truly be suppressed? Isn't it so intrinsic that it can't be?
    I think it could be, it's possible to destroy a persons confidence in themselves.

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