I might be talked out of this, but I believe each of us is born with a direct line to imagination and creativity. It’s inherent in children, fostered in games and stories, and then somehow it goes away for many of us.
Listen, creative types and creative minds are the true survivors of any situation. Allowing each of us to stay safely curious is the mother’s milk of ingenuity.
Children access it effortlessly; adults seem to struggle a bit, not so much with the access but with the self-permission.