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The following sentences are discussing how to be creative , but I cannot understand the meaning exactly. Can you help me?( especially the underlined parts)
1. Lifting barriers into place also play a major part in helping the mind to control ideas rather than letting them collide at random.2. Parameters act as containers for ideas, and thus help the mind to fix on them.
3. Once the new idea has been formed, it needs to be contained or it will fly away, so fleeting is its passage.
4. When the mind has brought the idea to fruition by thinking it through to its final conclusion, the parameters can be brought down and the idea allowed to float off and come in contact with other ideas.
Thanks for your replay. However, I still have one question. Can you plese clarify the second parts ... fixed on them more in detail?
2. Parameters act as containers for ideas, and thus help the mind to fix on them.Originally Posted by Bosun
You can concentrate on an idea better if you use these "parameters".
I assume the parameters that are referred to in this sentence encompass a system for organizing and developing creative ideas?
Parameters were defined earlier in the Reading Passage for Comprehension:
The groundwork for keeping creative ability in check begins at school. School, later university and then work, teach us to regulate our lives, imposing a continuous process of restrictions which is increasing exponentially with the advancement of technology... creative ability...is trapped in the prison that we have erected. Yet...setting off on the creative path is also partly about using rules and regulations. Such limitations are needed so that once they are learnt, they can be broken.
The truly creative mind...can be free when it wants, and one that recognises that rules and regulations are parameters, or barriers, to be raised and dropped again at will.
Lifting barriers into place also play a major part in helping the mind to control ideas rather than letting them collide at random.2. Parameters act as containers for ideas, and thus help the mind to fix on them.ETC