Have you had the experience of feeling stress at school because of an exam or speaking in class? Did school leave you feeling unintelligent or unartistic? Have you ever felt shame for "getting it wrong"? I think most of us have, and the further on the creative journey I go, the more I see the connection between these experiences and the obstacles you face on the creative journey. The hoop-jumping of school assignments, plus the social and academic hierarchy in your peer group, might have made you a good student, but did it make you an independent thinker? How did your school experiences impact your creativity? Is there any teacher that became the voice of your inner-critic?