Who has time to be creative anymore? Your boss doesn’t care that you’ve developed a psychological theory that would improve relationships or that you’ve written a book that can change people’s lives.
Society has successfully brutalised creative thinking to such an extent that no one seems to know what being creative really is anymore. People often associate being creative with being able to draw or paint, and that certainly can be creative, but it’s a limiting definition.
Worse than that, this lack of understanding indicates that people don’t really value creativity in the true sense of the word. As a culture, it’s always important to reevaluate what we value. Do we value creativity or is it a waste of time? (more…)