Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

A Cornell study makes the case that social rejection is not actually bad for the creative process—and can even facilitate it. The study shows that if you have the sneaking suspicion you might not belong, the act of being rejected confirms your interpretation. The effect can liberate creative people from the need to fit in and allow them to pursue their interests.

Rejection ignites more creativity. The perfect balance though is getting some conformists to believe in your idea so you can actually make it happen. Good ideas need capital too.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.