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February 27, 2008 » 2:06 pm

The Artist in All of Us

Howard Rheingold‘s tweet last week about his mother reminded me of a story Charlie Dunton told me last fall. There was a guy who used to go around elementary school classrooms to talk about art. After introducing himself, he would ask all of the artists in the room to raise their hands. What he found was that, up until the third grade, almost every student would raise their hand. Everyone saw themselves as artists. After the third grade, however, almost no one would raise their hands. The artist in each of them had been socialized away.    (MTI)

I wonder what the world would be like if more of us viewed ourselves as artists.    (MTJ)

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