While watching my favorite show on CW 11 called Supernatural. This episode called just my imagination was interesting. It was about kids and their imaginary friends creating wonderful experiences by having tea parties, playing guitar and having swimming races with a mermaid. Sadly the imaginary friends were being hunted by a killer who killed 2 of them but my main focus was on that with the help of the imaginary the kids became Chiefs, Olympic swimmers and etc because of their imaginary friend. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there is a connection between the imagination and creativity and you can’t have one without the other. I believe there is a lack of creativity due to the fact that young children are being handed iPads and iPhones at an early age which is blocking their imagination therefore putting a hold on the development of creativity. Now most critics will say that the iPads and iPhones are actually helping them but what’s really helping them? The YouTube videos, the games like candy crush and pac man? Tell me do you really think these kids are using the iPads and iPhones for educational purposes? I highly doubt it 7 out of 10 times they are using these devices for non educational use. So what’s better? Having your child playing chief with an imaginary friend and finding out cooking is her bliss or to have your child playing with an iPad listening to rap music saying everything is fleek or what it is?
When I was about 7 years old I had an imaginary friend called Madeline after the French doll/ cartoon character. My doll was my friend and I would talk to her and dress her up. Around 11 years old I figured why dress her up in the same old clothes when I can make her new ones. By the age of 14 I grew out of my imaginary friend but started designing and creating clothes for my friends. When I got into highschool and got into the sciences, I combined my passion for fashion with medicine/ science and become interested in plastic surgery. To me plastic surgery was the fashion designing of the body. At the age of 21 I changed my career path from plastic surgery to Advertising because 15 years in school didn’t sit to well with me on the behalf of plastic surgery. In the field of Advertising I still get to use my imagination to create ad, campaigns and help build a brand. My point is creativity is hard to find because we are allowing children to use their imaginations anymore and when they grow up creativity it lost.