How Schools Kill Creativity

True story

I must have been in primary school’s first or second grade (in Central Europe). I remember that the teacher told us to make a drawing of our houses. Even then, I had an excellent photographic memory and a talent for drawing, so I immediately started to draw our home as it looked; very asymmetrical from the front. There are stairs on the left-hand side, a balcony on the right, a supporting column underneath, and disproportionally large windows facing west. It was a child’s drawing for sure, but as realistic as a seven-year-old can muster.

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Marjan Krebelj

Marjan Krebelj

Once an architect, now a freelance filmmaker/photographer with a side passion for writing and languages.