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You can ask me questions here.
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Is there a connection between creativity and intelligence?
To some extent. Although we can think of creativity and intelligence as different things, intelligence tends to affect pretty much anything you do, because intelligence affects how fast and how deeply you can learn anything (including artistic subjects, techniques, anatomy, etc), as well as how easily you can see patterns and connections in what you’ve learned, and how to develop your skills further. Furthermore, one of the traits of intelligence is “adaptability”. Since creativity makes you more adaptable, in a sense it also makes you more intelligent.

So, if you’re interested in developing your brain and becoming smarter, doing something creative is one of the ways I would suggest for doing that. (It’s a shame that the Western school system tends to destroy children’s natural creativity, so adults tend to have to learn creativity all over again from scratch.)