Saturday, 24 May 2014

Are creative people really crazy? by Tomisin Ajiboye



People have been asking my opinion on this article and the research behind it. So here it is.

Are creative people crazy?

Are creative people ‘crazy’? Is creativity ‘madness’? Or do they mean that we had all better watch out, because if you’re one of those creative types, you’re probably going to go crazy, if you really want to come up with crazy ideas or concepts.

It is a known fact that creative people make more use of their mental raw materials and practice less intellectual regulations but does that make us crazy? I was once introduced to my audience as a “crazy man” just to depict creativity. I did not feel bad about it even though it did not sound pleasant to my ear.

Then, I thought to really find out myself why anyone would think creative people as crazy. I realized that the characteristics of highly creative people are, I believe, the result of two specific behaviors of such people. These characteristics are common among average people and cannot comprehend how one person could have such beautiful thinking, so they refer to them as being “crazy”. Let's look at those behaviors and how they affect broader behavior.

Friday, 2 May 2014

A LETTER TO DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN ON THE ABDUCTION OF CHIBOK GIRLS. #bringbackourgirls

 1. Dear Dame Patience Jonathan, i want to use this medium to congratulate you on the just concluded wedding of your Daughter.
2. I really do wish her the best of connubial bliss.
3. Dame, there is this issue that bothers me and every other well meaning Nigerian.
4. This issue i suppose his pertinent to you and the natıon, ıt degenerates the brand Nıgerıa, but you seem mute over it.
5. Its about Mrs Halimat Galadama, her name doesn't ring a bell right.
6. Mrs Halimat is at the base of the heirachy prism of social and financial strata, Nigeria doesnt keep birth record, so you cant find her in a non exıstential Data base.
7. She is a middle aged woman about 42, she resides in chibok, an obscure village in Borno State.
8.Mrs Halimat's daughter(Zainab) is amongst the 234 girls who has been abducted for 15days and taken to a certain sambisa forest.
9. Mrs Halimat fought "tooth and nail" to see Zainab and her siblings get education, even if it was not of high quality.

SIX POWERFUL ATTRIBUTES OF AN EFFECTIVE VISION

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. Purpose gives directions to the ways of life, which means a purposeless being struggle with life.

Vision on the other side is impossible without a purpose. Vision is a visualisation of something that you don't have right now.
If you have ever desired something that you don't have right now, and have imagined the picture of you having that, you've had a vision.
Read my previous post to understand more about vision.

Today I want to share with you, the SIX POWERFUL ATTRIBUTES OF AN EFFECTIVE VISION.
For your vision to be effective, it must satisfy the following attributes