Notes on The Creative Brain

So i watched this documentary called The Creative Brain.. because a) i am a creative, and b) i'm always learning something new.. Here are a few quotes from the documentary that resonated with me..

The world rewards specialization, but specialization comes at a cost. You learn more and more about less and less until you know everything about nothing.

Nathan Myhrvold

Part of that learning is you have to be confused. So, i'm very often frustrated and confused and think of myself as being really stupid, because i'm not getting it.

Nathan Myhrvold

Creating something can be agonizing and excruciating, because we risk failing... which takes us to the third way our brains can interfere with the creative process. Failure feels awful so we often avoid it.. but we need to do the opposite.

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