Why Imagination Matters

An excerpt from a longer piece I’m working on (and the first of two posts today):

I learn so much from teaching creative thinking and from the students. Something that is striking me these days is that the most important, the most potentially life-changing part of adding creativity to one’s life has nothing to do with making or designing or performing. It has to do with perspective and finding joy and meeting each day head on. When life is hard–and when is it not?–using our imagination to ask what we are not seeing or what we can see differently makes all the difference. It’s not easy. In fact, I’m beginning to think it is one of the greatest, noblest challenges we can address.



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