Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.

Ken Robinson

Quotation #16417

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“How Schools Kill Creativity.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How Schools Kill Creativity." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from creativity expert Ken Robinson means that many creative people are unaware of their natural talents, because at some point along the way in their education, their talent was dismissed; teachers considered the talent unimportant or the person was punished for their creativity. According to Robinson, schools habitually undervalue and even discriminate against creativity, which sets people up for unhappy careers.