Musings on the Many Paths to Greatness
While passion seems clearly desirable, recent psychological research suggests that not all forms are adaptive. In fact, some forms can be downright detrimental.
We don't have to promote either working memory skills or imagination and daydreaming. We can promote both. And in so doing, we are promoting true creativity -- creativity that is both novel and useful.
How can we encourage individuality in the world-- Lady Gaga style?
Why don't we view passion and interest as gifts?