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Studies show that all children start life with a creative spark, but by the time they get to the fourth grade it is knocked out of them. This is because our schools and society as a whole tend to teach children to conform. They are expected to be just like everyone else. They are all taught to act alike, dress alike, learn alike, think alike, and on and on. Children soon learn which are the safest paths in life to follow. Soon they have hidden their creative potential so deep in never finds its way out again.

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