“Necessity is the mother of invention” while we aren’t sure of the origin of the quote the sentiment is definitely true.  Great inventions happen when creative people tackle a problem and solve it.  Everything we use today was once an idea in someone’s mind to solve a problem.

Better, faster communication is why you’re carrying a smart phone.  Rapid transportation is why you have a car to drive.  Take a look around you, I am sure there is a problem you would love to see solved.  What an inventor does is try and map out a solution to solving that problem.  That’s the difference between us and them.

We should do everything we can to encourage this creative genius within our society.  You never know the next big thing may be right in front of you.