AP English 12-Period 4
April 23, 2018
Creativity Argumentative Essay
Creativity is a human characteristic that has defined progress for centuries. As wheels of the chariot transformed into tires on the automobile, telegrams into the iPhone, our unique abilities to think outside the box have continuously spurred society’s most advanced inventions, from the chariot to the automobile to the portable iPhone. Creative minds do not think alike, and it is this aberrant nature which sets the apart. It cannot be taught in a class or school setting, but rather is intrinsic to each one of us. Thus, while creativity should be actively encouraged, we should not establish a class specifically for its development. Adding structure to innovation only hinders its growth, as true creativity can neither be tested nor taught.
History’s brightest innovators, from inventor and artist Leonardo de Vinci and his anemometer, to theoretical physicist Albert and his theory of relativity, did not develop their creative faculties in a school setting. School conferred upon them basic fundamentals, but it was their search for ingenuity outside of school that truly brought them recognition. In fact, many successful individuals have argued that school obstructs creativity flow due to its rules and regulations. Revolutionary minds in Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of school for these very reasons—school and its unbreakable structure was hindering their creative growth. Creating a class specifically for creativity would only perpetuate the false notions that are leading to creativity’s supposed decline in the first place. Instead of sponsoring creativity through a typical classroom setting, we should look towards less regulated structures that sponsor independent thinking and present solutions to complex problems.
A classroom setting purposed to imitate creativity...