Every week, I’ll venture to say that at least 100 parents demand their children to clean their rooms. What does cleaning a room teach someone? Organization, I suppose, because organized people are the only ones who can sustain jobs. Tell that to my old college professors with tenure. Organization is all fine and dandy, but what about the fact that it can inhibit a person’s creative flow?

Recent studies at the University of Minnesota argue for the messy ones of the world. People don’t often realize that there is usually order to the chaos. When you have a mess, you declare it your mess and damn the person who can’t understand it.

Kathleen Vohs, a psychological scientist, conducted side by side tests on messy and tidy rooms. She provided evidence (scientific evidence you orderly folk of single-file society) that a messy room provokes creative thinking, which means that one thinks outside the box or conventional thought. This means that having items littered about the room out of their proper, respective places is in line with the definition of creative thinking.

Every time your parent doesn’t understand your motives for leaving your clothes about the floor, just tell them that messy people are more creative. If Mark Twain and Albert Einstein were messy, why shouldn’t you be messy too? They provided the world with things that weren’t too shabby. If you don’t try to be creative, however, a messy room is merely a messy room. Make a mess, but tackle the creative world in the process. Know more.