I am completely sure we are born creative, otherwise we would have not arrived this far.
However I am also convinced that our mainstream education systems are killing this gift. We are taught to be afraid of mistake, and to do everything according to tradition.
There are big changes coming in the next few years: oil and other mineral resources are peaking, and climate change might reach a tipping point soon. In that scenario, our books and university degrees might not suit our needs, and we will need our creativity back.
Thanks, Sir Ken Robinson, for pointing this out at TED talks.