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Am I creative?

Posted by Elina Pasok on

“I’m not Creative” - is it really true? When a person says they are not at all creative, they never really mean it. Though the word Creativity comes from Latin “to create, to make”, Creative Thinking + Implementation are what made our species so interesting - big ideas, mind-blowing concepts and successful problem-solving.I wouldn’t limit creativity to painting, filmmaking or building castles out of toothpicks. Creativity is a combination of thinking modes that, when mixed together and implemented, produce a novel and worthwhile idea.Every person is creative, we just use some Thinking Modes more than the others:💡 Creative thinking -...

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Hi! We are the Optimist Collective

Posted by Elina Pasok on

Hi! Here are Elina and Dan - we launched the Optimist Collective during the 2020 lockdown as an essential outlet for creativity and art. Dan is a musician and Elina is a visual artist based in North-West London. Elina: "Music, paintings, photography, literature and regular philosophical debates surround us on a daily basis and at some point, ideas, colours and shapes started spilling over onto our clothes. This was the beginning of Optimist Collective." Dan: "Just like so many other enterprises, ours started with a need. We needed to share our positive approach to life, seeing the glass half-full, not empty." 

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