How much creativity is lost as we age? Well, the answer may surprise you. A NASA studytested 1,600 students between ages four to five and found that 98 percent scored at the level of "creative genius." Five years later, only 30 percent of that same group of children scored at that level. After another five years? Only 12 percent. That's an 86 percent drop in ten years. The test was also given to adults (averaged at 31 years old) and found that only two percent scored at creative genius level.
Why does this matter? Without creativity, life is simply logical and bland; it’s similar to if there was no diversity or self-expression in the world. Keeping this concept simple, a world without creativity is a world without music, dance, visual art, literature, fashion or technological advances. Because of this, it’s important to recognize, appreciate and encourage young minds to be creative.