Sustainers of Creativity LO20091
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 11:24:17 -0800

Replying to LO19978 -- was: Systems Thinking vs Belief?

At, as mentioned many times before, you list the five sustainers of
creativity as:
1. Problem-solving
2. Dialogue
3. Game-playing
4. Exemplar-studying
5. Art-expressing

I'd like to propose what seems to me to be another one: "supposing"
(what-if). Using your criteria, I think it's a sustainer because it it's
used by most people, even young children. I think it's not one of the
five above because it seems to be related to all of them, and no one of
them seems to "cover" it. (It's used in problem solving and in dialogue,
it can be a kind of game playing, it provides exemplars to study, and at
least some works of art are "supposings".)

What say ye?


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