I think the author is confusing individual messiness and productivity with those same qualities in a group setting. Sure, Einstein or Dahl may have had messy desks and offices and still been incredibly productive and creative. But how does that work when they have to share their living space with somebody else? The two are not the same issue. You can have a relaxed, very creative, slob who is blissfully content living with somebody else who is not a slob. When keys, or the rent check, or some important thing goes missing, the slob lets it roll off and doesn't fret about it. But meanwhile, there are still consequences for those things. Consequences that BOTH parties have to bear.
The Messy Myth: Is Being Organized Really Always Best?
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