When was the last time you stopped from what you were doing only to enjoy your surroundings or to observe your inner world as it unfolds right in front of you?
…or better yet…
What do you think it makes you different from your colleagues, your friends, your family members? What is it that you think brings you uniqueness in this huge sea of people that surround you everyday?
My belief is that every single individual on this earth is a creative human being. Every single person on this earth, no matter what social or economic or geographic background they come from, has the potential to become an active creative person, through their very own senses. Each one of us has the ability to feel this world in a unique way and that, I believe, is the very essence of creativity.
That is why humanity is so beautiful, my friends. Because of all these unique-feeling humans, that turn their passions, their dreams, their visions, their feelings into something that resembles the fuel of life.
Geography of creativity
You might think that it’s odd or even inappropriate to associate creativity with the entire population of this planet, but try to expand your perspective beyond the culture of art, because that is not the only place you can find creative people.
In labs, in social organizations, in every household, in the playground, in schools, in a construction site, in the army, in a quiet little garden if you may, and so on – you can find a creative human everywhere, no matter their professions, jobs, age or general interests.
Do they all know they’re creative beings? Probably not. But they’re still finding creative solutions and answers every single day to occurring issues and questions based on their daily activities. That authentic way of seeing through things, understanding them and making sense of them comes from a creative place. And a sense of logic too, of course.
Discipline makes everything real
Someone once said that creativity is not possible without at least a drop or two of discipline. You can’t argue with that, huh? Either you’re an artist – the classic acknowledgement of a creative person – or, let’s say, a financial analyst – the “why would you even consider this one a creative person kind of professional” -, you need an idea of that something you’re exploring and trying to make sense of. And in order to make that idea happen, you need to draw lines – metaphorical or not – and even prepare your next steps in advance. Discipline makes creativity real. Creativity without discipline is just dreaming.
The philosophy within
We can all understand the fact that creativity is just a relative concept, like Happiness, Freedom, Justice, God. I remember how philosophy classes went in my senior year of highschool. There were so many opinions and parallel argumentations over these concepts, that we were somewhat inspired to find our own meaning of them, based on our personal lives, characters and personalities. Of course, the process of finding that out is ongoing and it will probably take forever.
Time & other jewels
Perspectives change in the presence of time. Time gets a whole variety of values in the presence of experience. Creativity becomes, therefore, an extended expression of ever-changing parts of our lives.
So, I guess, creativity depends on the way we build our lives, right? And it’s not only about our professional lives, but our personal ones too. It’s what makes us better humans – understanding the fact that we are complex and imaginative individuals, who have the power to build a happier, a more sustainable and more beautiful future. The investment of creativity in designing this better future for our children and the next generations is probably the most important resource we can draw the lines with.
That is why I am really curious about your opinion on this: what if we look at the whole thing the other way around? What if would build our lives based on our creativity? How would you do it? How would your creative being contribute as a citizen of the world? How would the future of humanity be like in a creativity-aware environment?
Looking forward to discovering the world with you, guys! 🙂