This TED talk is great. There's no reason you can't rip yourself away from watching the drier spin and watch this real quick. Not only is it inspiring and hilarious but it's totally science, in a social analysis way. Schools do mine for one specific part of the brain, and through losing programs like art, music, and physical education, kids lose their aptitude for creativity. I also think there's a healthy state of boredom that every child should find and somehow learn to appreciate. Entertaining yourself is what most adults can't even figure out, and it's mind boggling. The jobs that will need to be filled in the next 20-50 years are going to need creative minds, especially when it comes to problem solving. If kids (and adults) don't take an active interest in living their own lives, then we stop human evolution in its tracks.