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The People Around You Define your Creativity: Midnight In Paris by Woody Allen

Creativity differs according to each individual.

Either way, how we express ourselves can be scary at times. No matter how creative we can get, there will always be jabs at us.

Some people find this overwhelming, and choose to conform their creativity to acceptable levels. Others go the opposite direction: they strive to improve their craft.

This post is about the latter, and how a movie reminds us of just how creative we can truly be. That is, creativity through other people.

The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence. -Gertrude Stein

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Life · Society & Culture

Is Self Expression taught in education? Let’s find out

The concept of expression is a strange one. It differs with each individual.

We are free to do whatever we want.

Write what we want, dance, play: live a life however we want.

While some may be able to express themselves better through painting, others express themselves better on the rugby field, speaking on stage, or performing complex calculations for experiments.

All of these are expressions of the inner character: We share what we are most passionate about through expression.

But, were we taught to express ourselves? Do we have the freedom to do this around the world?

It is fun to express: we learn as we grow older that we have this need to do so.

We want to prove that we are the best artists. We want to shout that we are the best in our fields: Talking with the right people, by expressing humility and grace. Showing we want to learn more, by expressing a willingness to be a student of life.

How was it taught in education?

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Polymaths · Society & Culture

How Polymaths are Designed to Think From Multiple Perspectives

How do polymaths think? How would you map out their minds on a diagram?

Would it be, a Venn diagram with fields intersecting each other? Would it be a mind map? Is it a long list of things that make up you?

In a quest to visualize the mind of a polymath, I designed a simple diagram that pretty much fits every individual.

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Polymaths · Society & Culture

Polymath: The Search For Renaissance Men

I had the epiphany to turn this blog into a home for the Polymath: one who knows a broad range of things.

I had to ask myself a question: in what direction should I go towards?

Would it be about philosophy, its inner workings and how it empowers us as individuals? Or, would it be about money, and how it plays such a big part in our lives? 

But first, a definition!

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Life · Society & Culture

I Failed Acting School Auditions: What I learned

A week ago, I lived my childhood dream again.

I saw a link on my feed recently. One of the rare moments I’m actually on Facebook.

A British Acting School was arriving in Kuala Lumpur to have auditions. They’re known to bring in students from all over the globe, with chances to study theatre, creative directing and most of all, acting.

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How Children Mentor Me: The 6 Ways

Lessons can be found within everyone.

Children are a double-edged sword.

On one hand, they can be demanding, annoying and downright loud. I speak this from having experience. I was a passenger on the same plane. We all know that feeling.

On the other, you can watch them grow. You can watch them learn the world, and make decisions on their own. It must be a satisfying feeling to see one of your own growing to become a full-fledged adult.

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