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How do I write so much, you ask? Well, glad you asked -

A few of my friends - three friends, to be exact - mentioned to me that I write a heck of a lot on here and they're impressed. I have convinced the ultra-smart Sami Baqai to start blogging, and he just got the holy-shit-this-is-hard-I'm-overwhelmed feeling. Ah, yes, I have been there Sami. Perhaps I can share some thoughts.

First and foremost, I am a huge devotee of the Equal-Odds Rule. As far as I know, I'm the only person talking about it outside of academia. This Amazon review covers it pretty well:

The equal-odds rule says that the average publication of any particular scientist does not have any statistically different chance of having more of an impact than any other scientist's average publication. In other words, those scientists who create publications with the most impact, also create publications with the least impact, and when great publications that make a huge impact are created, it is just a result of "trying" enough times. This is an indication that chance plays a larger role in scientific creativity than previously theorized.

So I read that, and I'm like - whoa. You know Neo in the Matrix? Whoa.

If you want to make excellent stuff, you need to make a lot of stuff.

How School Kills Creativity

On TED Thoughts

Schools are the places where most children and teenagers go to from Mondays to Fridays. The common notion that most people think about study if you study well in secondary schools and do well for the exams, one is able to a good junior college and from there, one is able to achieve success by going to university and get a well paid job, but one guy proved it wrong.

Sir Ken Robinson is a creativity expert who has an interest in education said in a Ted talk that schools kills’ creativity, most parents would disagree but for in my opinion I think that what he said in the talk was a truthful fact. There is this quote by Picasso—he said that all children are born artists. Then why isn’t everybody so artistic? The problem is whether we remain as an artist as we grow up.

Everywhere, the education system is about the same. At the top, we have mathematics and languages, then the humanities and at the bottom we have art. An example of what Sir Ken Robinson in the talk was “ The most useful subjects for work are at the top” and I agree with that opinion but also disagree with the education system.

It is obvious that the whole education system was invented; the most important subjects for work are at the top. Majority in most schools, teachers always says that mathematics, science and English are the most important, yes I would also agree with that but the thought of doing things that we like to do in school like music, it is practically indirectly telling you that you should not take music, you won’t be a musician.

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