Creativity – It’s in the Human Nature
Not Just Arts and Crafts
Many people don’t think they are creative because they do not engage in any of the conventional – or what is considered thus – creative endeavours, such as drawing, designing, crafts, playing music, writing, etc. That does not at all mean they are uncreative.
Creativity can be found in every area of life. If one has a knack for putting together combinations of clothes not dictated by the current fashion, that is creative.
If one can reduce their belongings to below what is considered normal and appreciate quality of life, that is creative.
A hundred years ago, nobody would have thought of crushing green leaves, mixing them with fruit and call it smoothie; someone came up with that idea, and it took creativity to do that.
Cheese may have been around for a couple of thousand years, but there was a time when cheese was unknown. Milk did not last without cooling. It took a creative being to experiment around the idea of making milk longer lasting.
We are living in an age where there is a tool for everything and an apparent solution for every inconvenience, and yet millions and millions of people apply their creativity to everyday situations all the time, whether it is through conventional arts and crafts or activities not typically seen as creative.
Does, for example, baking a cake with just a cooking pot, a cast iron pan and nothing but a whisk to stir it mean any less creativity than knitting or playing the piano? Of course not. Creativity is an innate component of the human being, and a fascinating one at that, so let’s celebrate it in every way we can imagine.