in schools, "Creativity" is being taught as a subject..
i remember that back in NgeeAnn Poly where we had this "creativity and applied thinking" class. i walked up to the tutor and told him
"this class is crap. you can't teach people to be creative. it's not something you learn. it's something you have"
and to my surprise he agreed.
and my semester with him...was the last semester he was in singapore. i guess maybe that sentence to him woke him up... and he went back to his inventions