I found a sample of a school report card that highlights a stark dichotomy in how we try to teach the next generation to be creative. On one hand, we grade creativity using rigid criteria. On the other hand, rigidity is a direct contradiction to the very essence of creativity, which is about being able to flip perspectives and find the right rules to break. We can’t have it both ways. We can’t demand the next generation should embrace creative thinking, then demand they ‘colour within the lines’. Whether they are working in art, engineering, business or policy, their ability to creatively break out of existing assumptions will be the key to a better future.