Our country is in a paradoxical position. On the one hand, we have a huge reservoir of youth, perhaps more than anywhere else in the world. They say 65 % of India’s population is below the age of 35 and almost 50 % below 25 years. They have aspirations like never before mainly because of greater exposure thanks to TV and the media. Continue reading
Recently, I came across Overnight Sensation -a blog written by James Feudo. In this I read his post called ” Motivation: The Power of Youth” which brought back memories of childhood-a relatively carefree period in our lives. He writes of the very different perspective children have . I guess we are so caught up in the day to day grind of making a living that we cease to enjoy – or have no time for- the very things we did when we were kids.
Often we think that creativity is the exclusive domain of a few. Try this one on your friends. Ask them to name 10 creative people whom they either know or have heard or read of. Most likely the list will include Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Alva Edison, Michelangelo and so on. The chances are bright that very, very few will include their own names in their lists.
Yet if we think about it, there is scope for all of us to be creative in our jobs. To my mind, being creative does not mean being outlandish or wacky but means stretching our imagination to think of alternatives we usually don’t or won’t think about.