Growing up exceptional; What about being happy?; Young entrepreneurs; Positive feelings & creativity

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“I got that whole precocious thing [as a child]. I had no reason to doubt my own abilities or not share my opinion. The adults were offended, and the kids were resentful. I was persona non grata in both camps for quite a while.” Diane Lane

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Elaine Aron writes about research on infants who have “negative temperaments” at birth and grow up to be shy, anxious, depressed, neurotic: “Many of these infants were just highly sensitive.” She adds, “Seventeen years later we know those researchers dividing the world into negative and positive infants who became troubled or happy adults actually were wrong.”
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Young entrepreneurs from Chile

Video by Carolina & Constanza Quezada – two of the many winners of a full Scholarship to Marie Forleo’s B-School.

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“I‘m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.”Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine), in Steel Magnolias (1989).

Not suffering from disabling moods such as high levels of depression and anxiety can enhance and release creative thinking, but a number of writers and psychologists think too much focus on the pursuit of happiness may be limiting how well we develop creativity.

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February 24th, 2013