Everybody needs somebody, but not when you're trying to think of something new! So, 66% of people think their best ideas occur in solitude, and 20% think their best ideas come while driving.
If creativity requires recombination of the conscious and unconscious, ideal situations might be at the border between wakefulness and sleep, or alert, but doing some 'automatic function' like freeway driving, jogging, playing an instrument, or listening to music. If we want children to develop their talents and experience with creative thinking, we have to give them enough time to be alone and be 'unbusy.'
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