Toddler improvises radically new version of Winnie the Pooh
Next time you’re creatively stuck — consider the unabashed creative license this little girl, “Capucine” takes with this children’s classic. Her rendition has made You Tube and countless other pop video sources. She happens to be beyond adorable, but she reminded me what it takes to be truly, authentically creative. It’s not just imagination, nor a child’s innate, unbridled sense of play. I believe it comes down to one thing: fearlessness — a quality that allows kids to create something out of nothing — with no rules — because they don’t care what you think.
Creativity is often defined as “the production of something original or useful.” According to a recent article in Newsweek, “To be creative requires divergent thinking (generating many unique ideas) and then convergent thinking (combining those ideas into the best result).” And a recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future. So consider this: your 3-year-old already has the goods.
Now enjoy the new and improved Winnie the Pooh — the one with crocodiles, ghosts, giraffes, and the hippo allergic to magic. It’s time you heard the truth.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso