WWW #18: Creativity

Today’s Topic: How creativity differs from person to person

We’ve all seen or heard something in our lives that’s made us stop and think, “Why would a person ever make that?” Whether it’s a song filled with unnecessary profanity or a ridiculously detailed painting of genitalia, there is always some form of creativity behind every piece of original content.

So is there in fact a wrong way to be creative? Should creativity be limited to specific outlets? Are there instances where creativity goes too far?

Honestly, I don’t know if there will ever be a straightforward answer for those questions. People will always create new things that not everyone will like or enjoy. Even if someone uses their creativity to cultivate an original piece of work that many enjoy, it’s highly unlikely that there won’t be at least one person who doesn’t like it.

For the examples above about songs with profanity and paintings of private body parts, it’s important to ask why people hate creations that stem from a person’s unique and individualized creativity. If everyone in the world were to censor their creativity, what would be left? Would it be enjoyable for the masses? Or would it turn out to be recycled and overused?

Personally, I don’t believe in restricting creative outlets. If a person likes making art by sticking tubes of butter to their body before rolling around on a canvas, then all the more power to them. If another person makes introspective videos about themselves and shares them on social media, go for it. Often times people get so caught up in trying to tear down content for upsetting them that they miss the point of creating content in the first place.

Conclusion:

If the content isn’t vibing with you, then move on to something that is. Getting mad about something that you think is wrong will only hurt you in the long run. Let people enjoy what they want to enjoy, and let creatives create what they want to create. We’ve all got only so much time left on this world; we might as well use it doing whatever makes us happy.

Do you think some people are creative in the wrong way? Is there a right and a wrong way to be creative? Let us know in the comments below! Let’s get a discussion going, yeah?

Happy reading, writing, working, and living!

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