Every generation often complains about the “ignorance of youth”. However, interestingly enough, a new study has confirmed that today’s children are more narrow-minded, and less able to handle creativity.
We already know that creativity is innate, so it can’t really be “lost”. However, it does need to be encouraged to grow, through activities and out-of-the-box thinking.
The discovery shows that since 1990, children have become significantly less able to produce unusual or unique ideas. As a possible side effect, they are less imaginative, less humorous and less able to elaborate on ideas.
Some might argue that it’s our digitally-connected society that has given us less incentive to be creative. However, computers and mobile devices can actually be used to encourage creativity, if used correctly. Hopefully the results of this study will convince more parents to spend time nurturing their child’s creative side.