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Does this education system really kill creativity ?

If Yes, How can we as individuals develop them back

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    Jul 3 2013: Does making people laugh count? Yeah, I did that. I didn't take school very seriously until college due to a dream or goal I had set. However, I still made others laugh while in college also.
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    Jul 4 2013: oh...and i would beg to differ with schools killing creativity......because i think it does as students relate with each other so much can be learnt and especially in boarding schools as laws are being broken by the students ,in their adventures,even their way of life and environment as they study can be of great importance to them if only they look around and become resourceful...hence their creativity.
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      Jul 4 2013: It is always refreshing to hear a novel point of view.
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    Jul 3 2013: Played a lot, did scouting , acted in drama , took part in debate and speaking competition, gossiped with friends , read all kind of books available in school library ( did it so much that our Headmaster Sir thought that is negatively impacting real study so at one point ordered library in charge not issue any book for me !!!), formed football team, formed club etc etc , actually I did lot more other things than that of studying text books of school curriculum.
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    Jul 2 2013: How about these, many of which will apply to some people: arguing with others about ideas, negotiating an approach to a group project, explaining things to others, singing in the school chorus, appearing in the drama production, playing on the athletic team, running for student government and participating in student government, practicing with a math team and going to math competitions, going with a class to the museum or airport or dairy, writing for the school newspaper or literary magazine, doing art or cooking together in after-school clubs, picking the brain of an adult one respects about life issues and plans, hearing and considering different perspectives than we might at home, interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds...
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    Jul 4 2013: We got brain washed, lost our creativity, innocence, were graded like sheep and told that we are smart or stupid.
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    Jul 4 2013: Learn about life
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    Jul 4 2013: understood human nature as i related with people of different cultures and personalities at school and always ,engaging in sports...n yes had soo much to laugh about because i always found somethng to laugh n inspire me and my friends in every situation no wonder am so adventurous.....
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    Jul 6 2013: IMO, Ken was stating that we have enclosed the process. That we want to keep kids inside the box. We want only one answer to the Question "Was there a lady or a tiger behind the door", was the Death of a salesman literal or figurative only one answer ... we cannot not "kill creativity" ... we can limit input ... direct the thought process ... and limit thoughts and discussions.

    Can I, at 70 years old, compare my education and school days with the students of today. Is that a fair comparison. Probably not. I am still very involved in the local school ... but I can only hear the thoughts expressed .... I will never have the "current experience".

    What inspired you to change the question?

    Be well. Bob.
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    Jul 6 2013: We have changed the topic of discussion ! Now we will be discussing on the above edited new topic.
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      Jul 6 2013: I am sorry you changed your question.

      What i liked about your original question was that many people who have not been in school for a long time or are familiar really with only one school could get a more up-to-date feel for what kids do in today's schools.