My research led me to a surprising finding that in most cases, during the course of our lives, we start to ‘unlearn’ the intrinsic creativity we were born with. Consequently, our creativity decreases as we become older.
Why was I avoiding living my life to the fullest? That's why on the first Friday of junior year, my friends and I decided to begin going out and doing something, anything, after school at the end of each school week.
Blue sky. Pink balloons.
Cotton candy spinning towards the hands of children.
Mother gave her the bicycle on the girl’s seventh birthday.
It was pink, of course, with shiny metal spokes.
They took a picture of the bicycle at the birthday party.
It stayed on the mother’s desk for the rest of her life.
Three years later, the bicycle had gotten too small for the girl.
The mother put the old thing in the basement
and bought the girl a new one.
It was blue this time, of course.
She couldn’t be seen with something pink.
Five years after that, the girl turned fifteen.
She was in high school now.
She hadn’t touched a bicycle in years now. It was too uncool.
The mother dragged the second bicycle into the basement
next to the old pink one.
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