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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    I agree completely. And I also feel this holds true for other characteristics such as one being business oriented. The idea that these are born traits to be accepted as is vs universally shared human traits that each have and each can develop. Having feedback that reinforces one's ability on this front does wonders.

  • Terri Waterman

    Thank you so much!! I'm an artist and I have always told people that they are creative. It really sucks to hear them say "I don't have a creative bone in my body," or "I can't draw a straight line with a ruler." Breaks my heart, but they act like it's no big deal. They tell me I was born with my talent, like I put no effort into it - which is SO insulting!!! It's just laziness, which kills creativity faster than anything else. That same laziness is part of their relationships as well, like you said about failure, they think they're done - it's so wrong. And the longer they have this attitude, the less likely they will ever realize how incredibly creative they really are. It's always there, but they snuff it out like it's nothing important. Why bother opening your eyes if you believe it's over? Laziness will make you a zombie. This is the reason I homeschool as well, my girls will always be encouraged to be creative. It's more important than you know!!