If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

Ken Robinson

Quotation #14595

About This Quote

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

Source: "How Schools Kill Creativity." TED Conference. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This TEDTalk from which this Ken Robinson quote was pulled, filmed at TED2006, is about how the mainstream educational system discourages young people from using their imaginations. Robinson explains that by the time most kids become adults, they have lost the capacity innovate because they are frightened of being wrong. Robinson's message is that we need to rethink our school systems and the things we teach children so that individuals that come out of the system are encouraged to be creative and try new things, without excessive fear of failure. Watch the full TEDTalk here: Ken Robinson - How Schools Kill Creativity