I found this article Are We Losing Creative Thinking Ability by Douglas Eby to be both disturbing and fascinating.
This quote from Dr. Kyung Hee Kim really resonated with me, “Creativity is more than just coming up with an idea, and requires hard work, persistence, and endurance to produce a final product. Imagining a story is different than writing the story. There is no creativity without a final, useful product.”
I have to wonder if part of the creativity crisis is caused by the negative view of failure held by today’s society (despite the fact that the most creative thinkers throughout history failed over and over again) coupled with the ridiculous need for instant gratification that permeates our every day lives.
What do YOU think?
Special thanks to the Craft & Hobby Association for bringing this to my attention. A great organization to check out if you’re in need of some creative inspiration!