Posted by: mohamaddanial | December 15, 2008

10 sikap paradoks dari Mihaly


Mihaly menyatakan ada 10 sikap paradok yang dimiliki oleh orang-orang Kreatif. Tolong analisis dan berikan komentar pribadi Anda terhadap 10 sikap paradok tersebut.

Berikut ini adalah 10 sikap paradok yang dinyatakan oleh Mihaly:

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

Comment:Mereka punya antusiasme yang besar sehingga menuntun fisik mereka untuk sampai kepada tujuan, tetapi mereka juga membutuhkan ketenangan dan istirahat, untuk memberikan kesempatan pada alam bawah sadar mereka untuk memproses hal-hal yang datang ke dalam pemikiran mereka.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

Comment: iya, menurut saya orang-orang kreatif selain pintar juga kadang-kadang memiliki sifat naif, karena mereka selalu menjaga tingkat optimisme mereka, yang di mata orang lain menimbulkan pendapat-pendapatan tentang sebuah tingkat kenaifan yang aneh, yang tetap menjaga ambiguitas yang seharusnya mampu pada posisi yang lebih jelas, berusaha melewati jalur-jalur baru, padahal jalan lama telah terbuka begitu lebar dan memberikan tingkat kenyamanan yang cukup, relativitas dari kenaifan sendirilah yang telah membuat penilaian menjadi cukup dan terlalu jelas bagi sebagian orang.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

Comment: Orang-orang kreatif adalah orang-orang yang memiliki disiplin tetapi menganggap bahwa sedisiplin apapun mereka bekerja, mereka tetap menganggap bahwa semua bagian dari pekerjaannya adalah sebuah permainan, sebuah kesenangan, yang akan selalu melahirkan hal-hal baru, yang dibutuhkan dalam melakukan apapun, termasuk dalam bekerja, karena pekerjaan sesungguhnya adalah permainan, dan permainan adalah sebuah pekerjaan, pekerjaan untuk selalu berpikir dan berkreasi, untuk menggabungkan dan menghasilkan hal-hal yang belum pernah ditemukan dan dilakukan oleh orang-orang terdahulu kita. Menggabunggkan antara tanggung jawab dengan ketidaktanggungjawaban, karena peraturan adalah sesuatu yang harus dilanggar, terlalu banyak peraturan-peraturan yang memiliki paradoks dengan tujuannya, memenggal krativitas, menghanguskan segala daya dan upaya untuk selalu menghasilkan sesuatu yang baru, jadi menurut saya, seimbangkanlah berpikirlah sebebas apapun tanpa tanggung jawab, dengan tetap berfokus pada hasil yang bertanggung jawab.

4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

Comment: benar sekali, karena menurut saya tidak terhitung hal-hal yang bisa diimajinasikan dan difantasikan, tetapi orang-orang kreatif adalah orang-orang yang mampu menggunakan seluruh kemampuan imajinasinya, selain mampu memuaskan diri sendiri, mampu juga untuk memberikan keuntungan kepada orang lain, dan hal yang dapat menghubungkan itu adalah bukti realitas.

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

Comment: orang-orang kreatif adalah orang-orang yang terbuka terhadap apapun, yang selalu memberikan panca indranya untuk memuaskan rasa keingintahuannya, tetapi pada waktu yang sama mereka begitu tertutup karena mereka membutuhkan waktu untuk merefleksi, menggabungkan, dan menyusun kembali hal-hal yang telah dia serap, sebagai bekal untuk melanjutkan perjuangan pemenuhan rasakeingintahuannya di waktu selanjutnya.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

Comment: berdasarkan pengalaman, orang-orang kreatif yang pernah saya kenal selama hidup saya adalah orang-orang yang rendah hati,, karena mereka yakin bahwa mereka mendapatkan hasil itu bukan hanya karena usaha mereka seorang, tapi adalah hasil kombinasi bantuan dari orang lain, lingkungan, dan Maha Pencipta, dan bangga karena mereka selalu berusaha melakukan yang terbaik dalam prosesnya, dan yakin bahwa definisi mayoritas yang berpaku pada hasil adalah bukan tugas utama yang sesungguhnya.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

Comment: kreatif adalah tidak pernah mebuat batasan-batasan terhadap sesuatu, walaupun banyak yang mengatakan bahwa perempuan adalah orang-orang yang memiliki penilaian perasaan terbaik, dan laki-laki adalah orang yang memiliki penilaian logika terbaik, dan pemikiran itulah yang membuat setiap gender fokus pada hal-hal mereka, dan kombinasi keduanya yang akan membuat pemikiran dan kehidupan jauh lebih berwarna dan indah. Karena, perasaan adalah logika yang tersusun terlalu acak, dan logika adalah perasaan yang terlalu dihitung.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

Comment: Orang-orang kreatif adalah seorang pemberontak, yang selalu berpikir bahwa penemuan-penemuan terbaik belum pernah tercipta, jalan-jalan berpikir baru belum pernah dilewati, dan menggabungkan hal-hal yang tak terhingga, adalah sebuah permainan yang penuh kenikmatan dan memiliki kepuasan yang tak bisa digantikan oleh apapun, tetapi mereka juga adalah orang-orang yang konservatif, yang mampu memberikan cara-cara paling kaku dan mendasar sebagai jembatan konversi agar penyampaian2 ide, imajinasi dan fantasinya mempu diterima secara universal.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

Comment:berhasrat dengan pkerjaan yang ditekunimya, tetapi mereka mampu berhenti sejenak untuk keluar, melihat dari sudut pandang berbeda dari apa yang sedang mereka kerjakan, untuk selalu memberikan penilaian yang adil terhadap kebenaran dan tujuan murni dari apa yang sedang mereka lakukan. Karena korektor terbaik dalam hidup adalah perspektif yang benar.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

Comment:kreatif adalah tentang keterbukaan dan sensitivitas, tetapi kadang-kadang hal itu memberikan penilaian yang berbeda dari orang lain, menyalahartikannya, melahirkan hujatan dan kecaman, dan jg melahirkan kenikmatan tertinggi, karena semakin jauh hal-hal yang bertentangan menurut pandangan orang lain, apabila sukses akan memberikan hal yang benar-benar baru untuk kemaslahatan orang lain, sedangkan apabila gagal?ya coba lgJjust like the principle of economic, low risk, low return, high risk, ya high return, jadi coba dan coba lagiJ

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Komentar saya, orang kreatif yang pernah saya temui selama hidup saya, memliki karakter yang berbeda antara satu dengan yang lainnya, tapi mereka selalu memiliki satu kesamaan, antusiasme, rasa antusias yang selalu memberikan inspirasi terhadap orang lain disekitarnya,yang memberikan energi dan kehidupan yang sedang ia jalani, sebuah kekuatan yang tidak akan pernah luluh oleh apapun yang terjadi. Pada akhirnya saya Cuma mau mengucapkan terima kasih buat individu-individu yang telah memberikan ilmu yang begitu berarti dan inspirasi-inspirasi hidup yang begitu berharga, semoga dan saya yakin bisa untuk menjadi orang kreatif dengan tingkat antusiasme yang begitu besar seperti mereka, dengan karakter dan warna kehidupan yang telah saya jalani.

Posted by: mohamaddanial | October 19, 2008

who is the most creative person…

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

The most creative person for me is Leonardo di ser Piero da vinci or we all known as a Leonardo da Vinci, why i choose him? because he having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer, and he was highly popular as a story teller, joke teller, riddler and was famous for excelling at whatever he applied himself to . i a admire him alot, because he is the person that never stop learning, learning everything, even the learning of the technique of learn itself, he has 7 technique that very popular, here is the explanation:

1. curiosita -an insatiable curious approach to life and unrelenting quest for continuous learning.

2. Demonstrazione -a commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willlingness to learn from mistakes.

3. Sensazione-the continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as a means to enliven experience.

4. Sfumato– a willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.

5. Arte/Scienza -the development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination -“whole brain” thinking.

6. Corporalita -the cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.

7. Connesione -a recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena-system thinking.

Leonardo Da Vinci had specific techniques that he used to stimulate his intelligence and heightened creative thinking. He was ambidextrous and could write and paint with both hands at the same time. You can stimulate your mind by writing with your non-dominant hand for 10 mins a day. You could also learn to juggle (yes, Leonardo was great at juggling too!). He made copious notes which he wrote in mirror-writing (backwards letters written from right to left). Try and include some mirror writing in your daily practice — it stretches your mind and challenges your awareness.

Another of Da Vinci’s more famous techniques for inducing creative reverie was his practice of looking for recognisable patterns or images in the ashes of his fireplace. You may remember Jodie Foster’s character in the film, Little Man Tate, practising this technique with her genius prodigy son. They were gazing at shadows on the ceiling. You can do the same thing with clouds, patterned wallpapers, bark on trees etc. Just stare at the clouds and see what pictures you can see in them — faces, landscapes, animals and so on.

Leonardo da Vinci used notebooks to record his ideas, thoughts and observations. Notebooking is now recognised as a tremendous mind stimulant. It seems that by recording your prime thought and observations you affirm to your mind that they are valuable to you — and this encourages it to do more. It also frees your mind to expand on ideas, because the origins and subsequent steps of the thought are written down and objectified. So make sure that you use notebooks and keep a journal.

We all know that Da Vinci was an amazing artist. He used his ability to draw as a thinking aid, doing little cartoons in his notebooks that illustrated something he was observing, or were the beginnings of a design idea that he had. It’s easy to learn to draw sufficiently well that you can use it to aid and abet your creative thinking.

For the last, Leonardo Da Vinci left us a code of four principles to stimulate and encourage creative genius:

1. Study the science of art.

2. Study the art of science.

3. Develop all your senses especially your ability to see.

4. Study all the above in the light of the idea that everything connects, in some way, to everything else.

Reference

http://www.creativethinkingwith.com/Leonardo-da-Vinci.html

Posted by: mohamaddanial | October 12, 2008

why do we need creativity….

Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern lives few people are able to access this as a resource. Allan Watts writes in the wisdom of Insecurity: “we have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives pout of all proportion to ‘instinctual wisdom’, which we are allowing to slump into atrophy, as a consequence we are at war within ourselves, the brain desiring things which the body does not want, and the body desiring things that the brain will not allow; the brain giving directions which the body will nor follow, and the body giving impulses which the brain cannot understand…So long as the mind is split, life is perpetual conflict, tension, frustration and disillusion. Suffering is piled on suffering, fear on fear, and boredom on boredom.

The more the fly struggles to get out of the honey, the faster he is stuck. Under the pressure of so much strain and futility, it is no wonder that men [sic] seek release in violence and sensationalism, and the reckless exploitation of their bodies, their appetites, the material world and their fellow men”.

Globally at the moment there are many problems facing mankind. Diminishing natural resources and increasing populations mean that we are in a spiral of entropy. Our investment systems have been using the capital assets of our planet as income since the beginning of the industrial revolution. We are putting little energy back into our planet.

Third world populations look enviously toward the apparent richness of first world countries, and wish to emulate the consumerism that appears to make its citizens so happy. Our media propagate the illusion that we can buy our way out of environmental destruction, and that retail therapy is the panacea to all dis-ease and unhappiness.

Although the nature of work is changing there is still more slavery in the world than there has ever been. Mass production is shifting generally to third world countries where cheap labour and the environment are more easily exploited. Tiny wage slavery is still cheaper than investing in up to the minute technology for many third world industries. New technology steadily gobbles up jobs. Service, leisure and electronic industries have replaced much of our manufacturing losses to the third world but now even these (often part-time jobs) are being ‘outsourced’.

Certainly creativity is needed at individual and governmental levels to produce new opportunities in employment, information, education and leisure activities. Many of the manufacturing ‘jobs for life’ we have lost to cheaper workers have been replaced by part-time, poorly paid and insecure alternatives.

The development of new forms of employment and the ability to cope with accelerating change needs creativity at all levels. Pressures towards conformity stem from, “a demand that education should primarily the way to enhanced social status and a materially safe way of life” (T.P. Jones in Creative Learning in Perspective).

Aspects of specialisation (the mystification of knowledge into ‘closed shops’) and a centralised government system shift responsibility away from people. Many factors make it harder for an individual to act on their own behalf, on their own belief and to face uncertainty and possibly ridicule by doing something non-conformist. In education individual behaviour is still often construed as insulting and rebellious. Creativity, an Open University guide for teachers states:

“One of the problems with teaching for creativity in schools is that many of the personality characteristics and kind of behaviour associated with them are unpleasing to the teacher. Independent children who will not accept what the teacher says, simply because they say it, can be disliked by the teacher, particularly when such behaviour occurs on a heavy day or with a tired teacher”.

The potential for divergent, self assertive thought and action is diminished in many sectors of society. People who ‘rock the boat’ and question authority are too often seen as a threat to established patterns. This has led to a breakdown in sensitivity to needs, the generation of ideas and the production of creative solutions. Financial reward and security are conditioned to be the primary motivations for work and life.

With the coming of automation and factories seeking the cheapest labour in third world countries, the emphasis in a successful economy needs to be more biased towards the production of ideas that create meaningful and sustainable employment. The education systems we have are slow to realise this and much of the training they provide is still geared towards values established during the Industrial Revolution.

The didactic education system we have is still partly based on training small boys for the priesthood, five-hundred years ago. The development of creative potential in individuals is an issue that the system simply does not know how to handle. Presently we are between two worlds, leaving generations high and dry concerning meaningful work and the generation of identity.

“Whilst assimilating that which he has inherited, and adapting himself to it, man [sic] must also preserve his essential individuality. Education must assist the society which nurtures it by inspiring each generation to add to the culture it has received by creating something new; there should be no passive acceptance of what has been handed down from the past. Serious consideration must therefore be given to the extent that non-conforming ideas can be considered as an asset for life in a conforming society”.

Reference:

http://www.wrapcandy.com/Creative/We-Need-Creativity.php

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