Creativity Is For Everyone

Creativity is not an exclusive ‘avenue’ for artists alone. I believe that all of us have creativity within us. All we need to do is tap into it and practice so that it will be enhanced over time. For me, creativity is looking at things in different angles. You definitely need this skill in solving problems of all kinds.

Whether you are an engineer, an entrepreneur, a doctor, a lawyer or whatever profession and occupation you have, you definitely need to think outside the box from time to time. So that you can come up with novel and fresh solutions to your problems. As they say, we can’t solve a problem if we are looking at it at the same perspective as they were created. No matter what industry you are in, you definitely need to develop your creativity to a certain extent. We also need creativity in our everyday lives. Everyday we are bombarded with different problems wherein we need to summon our inner creativity to a certain extent in order to solve them. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to solve them at all. As Albert Einstein have once put it, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

Nothing Is Original

I came across this idea while reading the book Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. I haven’t finished reading it by the way. Also, may I just add that I am not that fond of the title he chose for the book haha. It’s because I believe that words are powerful and we should be very careful when wording our works in general. We don’t want people to misunderstand the message of works.

But I somehow get why he chose those words. It creates intrigue in the minds of people. How does one steal like an artist? This is probably the question in the minds of most people. And besides, who am I to butt in. This is his book, so he can virtually do whatever he wants to do with it.

Anyway, this heading from one of the chapters of the book got me thinking: “Nothing Is Original”. When you think about it, it’s true, nothing in this world is purely original. There may be a few exceptions but in general, everything that we see and have now is somehow a by-product of it’s predecessors and influences. This is especially true for creative works. As the German writer and philosopher Goethe have once said, “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Thank You!

Okay that’s it for now, thank you for reading this entry. I hope you got something of out of it. Something valuable. Something that you can apply in your own life. If you would like to add something that you feel would be of great help to the other readers. Feel free to do so by dropping a comment down below. I and (I presume) the other readers would love to hear from you. Again, thank you for reading this entry. Cheers! Till next time!😊👋

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Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon (Book)

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