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Charles Kettering in Mechanical Engineering: Volume 66 (1944)

Inventiveness is all about creativity, right?

… and creativity is some magical trait that only a few favored folks can enjoy, while the rest of us are slaves to our chosen fields, right?

I think creativity also mandates that you have to wear berets and loud clothing too, but I’m not absolutely sure on that part.

Of course, the above is not true.     Creativity is not magical, it’s simply learning to think in different patterns than we learn in traditional education.

Anyone can be creative, given the right circumstances and some support.

I am assuming that “education” used in Kettering’s statement refers to formal and traditional education.   We do need to take our “book learning” seriously … we just need to know when not to rely on it.

What does our education give us and what do we…

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