Magical thinking enhances creativity

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Mr. G
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Magical thinking enhances creativity

Postby Mr. G » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:27 pm

An interesting blog post I came across:

It's tough being an atheist dad at Christmas. I mean, the kids love all the stories, the sense of drama, the sense of community and of being part of something big. They also love to think they have a magical friend who cares about them and watches over them.

But I still feel awkward looking them in the eyes and telling them that Santa is real. I guess it's the incorrigible rationalist in me. Arty types probably have it easier.

Well, here's a study that I was hoping would salve my conscience over all the porkies I've told my kids over the years. Unfortunately it doesn't quite do that. Let me explain...

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    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

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Re: Magical thinking enhances creativity

Postby Individual » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:12 pm

Magical thinking sometimes also results in magical realities, believe it or not.


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