So Loosle showed me this entertaining video of some Russian kid directing a choir, and he immediately reminded me of the cello teacher, Mazariegos. It's just the way he moves and he's so into it. Anyway, we started talking about how it looked so natural to him and how much creativity this little kid must have had to just start doing something like this. Unfortunately, I don't think that the creativity we possess as kids stays with us as we grow up. When going through elementary and high school, we are taught to act a certain way. Many people call it discipline, but for me it's a failed attempt at disciplining once you restrict someone from their imagination and creativity. Once you tell someone how to start thinking, that's when you know you're doing it wrong.
Do you guys feel the same way about creativity once it comes down to already being grown up? Do you think that we lose some of our creativity once school becomes a little more important? Or maybe we just don't find it necessary to do whatever comes to mind anymore. It could be either, I guess. Just let me know what you guys think!
- Arige Mubarak