We all daydream all the time, but not all daydreaming is equal. While most mundane mind wandering won’t prompt inspiration, new research suggests that frequently engaging in certain kinds of daydreams might lead to greater creativity.
Why, really, shouldn’t milk be pink? Curiosity and insistence on questioning the status quo are among the qualities that separate the people who can’t wait to get to work from the ones who count the minutes until they can leave.
In their new book, Wired to Create, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and author Carolyn Gregoire explore the contradictions of creativity. Creativity is never one thing or another, they find. It isn’t clean, it’s messy.