That opting out [of creativity] that happens in childhood … moves in and becomes more ingrained by the time you get to adult life.

David Kelley

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“How to Build Your Creative Confidence.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How to Build Your Creative Confidence." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote by designer and educator David Kelley, many of us decide to give up our creativity in childhood, and by the time we are adults, we have lost the ability to be creative. According to Kelley, people often stop trying to be creative because they are afraid of being judged harshly for their creative efforts. The quote is from Kelley's 2012 TED Talk on how people can build their confidence to become more creative. Watch the full TED Talk here: David Kelley - How to Build Your Creative Confidence
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