Peter Pan: Well I will not grow up! You cannot make me! I will banish you like Tinkerbell.
Wendy: I WILL NOT BE BANISHED!
Peter Pan: Then go home. Go home and grow up. And take your feelings with you!
In his article, Childish Creativity , writer Jonah Lehrer looks into the loss of creativity children experience as they age. Blame it on our brain (our prefrontal cerebral cortex to be exact!) The good news is that, by just thinking of ourselves as children again, we are actually able to regain the creative thinking that we have slowly lost as adults.
(posted on the Frontal Cortex by Jonah Lehrer, March 25, 2010)