YOU WERE BORN TO MAKE SOMETHING


ART CLASS IS LAST IN THE HIERARCHY OF EDUCATIONAL IMPORTANCE. WITH MORE AND MORE LARGE ORGANIZATIONS HIRING APPLICANTS WITH AN MFA VERSUS MBA, TO ME THAT SEEMS STRANGE. “ACADEMIC INFLATION” HAS CREATED A NEED FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. EDUCATION DOES NOT ALLOW SOMEONE TO BE WRONG. IF YOU CAN’T BE WRONG, YOU CANNOT BE CREATIVE. SO WE HAVE CREATED AND BEEN USING AN EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT “EDUCATES US OUT OF CREATIVITY”.

BACK TO THE MFA VERSUS MBA APPLICANT. LAST QUARTER IN SCHOOL I LEARNED THE IMPORTANT SKILL OF CONCEPTING AN OBJECT USING THE ESSENCE AND ROLES OF SOME OTHER OBJECT. THE OTHER OBJECT WAS ALWAYS AN ANIMAL, A FRUIT, A PLANT, OR SOME OTHER SOMETHING INSPIRED FROM NATURE. TO ME, IT IS NO WONDER THAT IN A TIME OF DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY THAT, LARGE COMPANIES ARE ALSO SEEING THE NEED, FINANCIALLY AND LAWFULLY, TO BECOME A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS. TO BE SUSTAINABLE, WE HAVE TO WORK WITH NATURE TO CREATE A RELATIONSHIP THAT IS SYMBIOTIC. AN EMPLOYEE WITH AN MBA WOULD HAVE BEEN FURTHER EDUCATED OUT OF CREATIVITY, WHERE THE MFA MAY IN FACT HAVE IT WRITTEN ALL OVER THEM AND IN MANY CASES HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED WORK THAT WAS INSPIRED BY A NATURAL OCCURRENCE.

EITHER WAY, AS A DESIGNER, I SEE THE IMPORTANCE IN BOTH SKILLS, BUSINESS AND ART. I BELIEVE THAT THE TED VIDEO ABOVE IS AMPLE PROOF THAT THE EDUCATION OF THE FUTURE BUSINESS OWNERS NEEDS TO BE RE-EVALUATED ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT, AND RE-ARRANGE THE HIERARCHY OF CLASSES. BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FEEL LIKE I HAVE BEEN EDUCATED OUT OF CREATIVITY AND IT MAY BE A LONG ROAD TO GET BACK TO THINKING LIKE A CHILD. I TOUCHED ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS HERE THAT I WILL DEFINITELY EXPAND ON IN LATER POST. PLEASE COMMENT WITH YOUR THOUGHTS.

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