Creative thinking is a term that can encompass all fields of human knowledge and expertise. Creative thinkers are the greatest assets that humankind can boast of; they are the inventors and the people who challenge the conventional ways to arise with new methods of doing things. Highly creative people have numerous attributes that they share, from rejecting the conventional way of doing things through multiple approaches to problems to finally a future-oriented outlook.
I consider inventors to be the most creative people around. The inventors view problems differently from other people. While most people just accept things the way they are, and mold themselves accordingly inventors come up with ne creative ways and systems of achieving the same. Inventors such as Thomas Edison came up with numerous inventions that did not exist previously of and that today are considered essential. The inventions include televisions, electricity among others.
The creative people share the attribute of being future oriented. A defining characteristic of creative thinkers would be the rejection of the standard and accepted way of doing things and attempting to come up with a better way of doing the same. The inventors view the problems as challenges to solve. The rejection of the conventional way allows them to apply their futuristic ideas and solve the problems. In addition, creative people are confident and self-assured. Their confidence enables them to persevere failures in the comfort that eventually the will achieve their goals. The perseverance is especially evident when one realizes that Thomas Edison failed about a 1000 times before he successfully made that light bulb.
Ebola virus outbreak
Among the current topics around the world in the presently is the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, it a disease with appalling symptoms coupled with a high mortality rate that contributing to the panic that has resulted. The dreadful symptoms including bleeding internally and externally, the bleeding results in blood and body fluids escaping from body orifices such as the mouth, nose, ears, and anus. In addition, the rash also spreads throughout the body giving rise to seemingly gangrenous body parts. The publication and television of such images have resulted in panic spreading across countries such as United States.
The main problem with the Ebola outbreak is its possible spreading to other regions of the world aside from its original outbreak area in West Africa. However, experts have regarded this threat as of little consequence in the Developed nations. Ebola as horrifying as it may sound is not a highly contagious disease only spreads through contact with body fluids of infected individuals. As such, the Ebola virus cannot spread to regions with proper sanitation and healthcare. The primary issue with Ebola is the panic that it rouses. Countries such as United States have issued travel advisories to countries affected by Ebola. Such fear in most instances is unnecessary giving credence to the reasons stated above. As demonstrated by their applications the main difference between a problem and the issue is that, a problem connotes the idea of a solution while an issue deals with difficulty in the decisions regarding the subject.
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