How the Arts Support All Kinds of Thinking
Why is this the case? Adam Grant attributes it to the fact that the arts serve as "a powerful source of creative insight." As someone who comes from an arts background, I have my own theories as well. Arts help us make connections between disciplines and see things in unique ways. They help us problem solve and have confidence when cultivating an original perspective. And the arts provide a creative and emotional outlet for a healthy balance with other thought processes and pursuits.
Unfortunately, the arts are often the first thing to get cut in schools when budgets are reduced. Let's hope the findings in books such as "Originals" help to reverse this trend, to enhance not only scientific inquiries but also creative thought across all disciplines.
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