ZenStorming

Where Science Meets Muse

Creativity and Human Rights

Posted by Plish on December 10, 2008

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Recent research has pointed out differences in brain function between rich and poor children- especially in those brain regions responsible for creativity.  Researchers believe this is due to living in stressful environments and not receiving cognitive stimulation.

If it truly is due to stressful environments, this means that in those areas of the world where there is terror, injustice, and lack of freedom of conscience, the people there are also robbed of something vital to the human person- creativity. 

Not that people deprived of human rights can not rise above the unfortunate situations they find themselves in and still soar like eagles, inspiring people everywhere.   But it is an uphill battle for them, and these creative individuals often lose their lives when they witness to the beauty of the human spirit!

Since today is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,  it seems a fitting time to be thankful for what we have in the United States, but also to point out that there are millions who do not have the opportunities to fully embrace and reach their potentials.

If you’d like to do something to help, please take a minute to check out this page and read and sign the petition to support the printing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in our Passports.

Today it’s officially, “One Day for Human Rights” – it should be every day…

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