When I was in elementary school me and my classmates were assigned to read a book called Goodnight Mister Tom.
As I’m researching this article the book actually looks pretty good but at that point in time I had no intention of actually reading it.
To tell you the truth, I went out of my way to find a way to pass the assignment without having to crack the thing open.
This was my standard practice for all educational material that came my way that didn’t spark an immediate interest.
I usually found ways to effortlessly pass these assignments by skimming the most important sections and make it seem like I had put in more time and effort than I actually had.
Little did I know how much I was damaging my creativity and limiting my understanding of the world. [Read more...]