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The Best Ideas in the Weirdest Places
Study the phenomenon of ‘insights’ or ‘ideas’ regularly occurring in unrelated places, for instance in the shower, while driving the car, or on the edge of sleep. Is there a psychological reason this is a common experience amongst creative individuals? Are there ways to generate, or call forth, those flashes of brilliance? Discuss the implications if this were a controllable situation.
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As a university student, I am an accomplished procrastinator. The problem is that I still receive positive feedback on papers that I leave to the absolute last minute. The professors aren’t aware of the circumstances in which the paper was written (in a 12 hour marathon fuelled by coffee, chocolate and cigarettes. This reinforces my mental adoption of procrastination as a positive motivator. Your article has given me some insight and options into what I can do to change this. Thank you.