The Kaleidoscope Mind

Source: The Atlantic, Nov 2011

So what, then, is a kaleidoscope mind? …  “a type of mind that is agile, flexible, self-aware, and informed by a diversity of experiences.” It’s a mind that is “able to perceive any given situation from a multitude of perspectives at will — selecting from a rich repertoire of lenses or frameworks.” 

… a kaleidoscope mind is playful, and it must be able to “see patterns, connections, and relationships that more rigid minds miss.”

As biochemist Szent Gyorgyi once said, “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” You’ll find that as you start to see differently, creativity comes easier.

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