All Talk and No Action Monday, February 21, 2011

So says this study by a few Harvard professors.

While I don't have anything intelligent to add, I do wonder why creative people could be more dishonest than the rest...

For the sake of this argument, let's ignore extremes like Madoff.

The only reason my mind comes up with : Our society is generally closed to "out of the box"/deviant ideas.

So, for creative people to get ahead and make semblance of a structured world, lying/cheating/being dishonest is the only way to live life on their own terms and get away with/be appreciated for their ideas?!

Or is it that people (creative or oherwise) are genetically coded to cheat/be dishonest and the creative lot just  has an upper hand due to its innate ingenuity?

Link via Prasad.

No comments: