When you first enter this world, you don’t know what you are going to get in life or what adventures await you. There is always an expectation amongst the most traditional cultures, you must do this and be that (You will do X in order to arrive at your destination Y). Usually when kids follow a different path it’s hard for a family to accept the harsh reality that life is hard and it’s full of complex decisions that can forever change someone’s life.
Words from writer:
When I look at life, I know I’m going to fail and I know I will fail over and over again. But I won’t stop trying until I succeed in my craft, or whatever it may be that I want to accomplish.
When you look at the world we live in now, what do you see?
Musicians that love creating music and will not stop until their body allows them to, photographers who will forever capture the beauty of our world, designers who will continue to curate our own personal style; all the different types of people in these fields are creators, we are naturally creators whether you believe it or not.
The human race is a population of natural creators itself. Humans create humans. Who created the first human? That is one question that nobody seems to fully comprehend. We follow religions because they simplify the understanding of where we came from and lead us to have the morals we believe in. Although there may be a number of different faiths, they all share a common belief: a “GOD”, or some form of a higher power, or almighty creator.
People have the power to create, thus being creators since birth. However, not everyone decides to take advantage of this. The popular idea of being “creative” dates back to the European Renaissance between the 14th and 17th century. The historic Renaissance led to different sparks and interests in creativity, essentially shifting the cultural paradigm. People started to see the true essence and beauty in original art, and how it can affect one’s perspective on everything. Imagination is a big part in being creative, over the century’s there have been many who have influenced creativity. In more recent years in 2013, Time Magazine published the results of a poll that stated 94% of Americans value creativity more than they value intelligence, compassion, humor, ambition, and beauty. We use creativity more than the average person would think.
We all have it within us, but what does it mean? The only way to find out is to try new things and attempt to change things in this world. Creativity isn’t only limited to film, design, music; but science, mathematics, engineering. It is creativity that runs this world. Without new, innovative ideas and a vision, nothing would get done. It doesn’t have to happen as soon as possible but throughout life, wouldn’t you want to say that you did something loved it? Most people in the world lack the drive or even interest to try new things because they feel as if they are destined for automatic failure or not familiar with what they’re doing. People are afraid of what they haven’t even tried.
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will”
– Suzy Kassem
People shouldn’t fear what they don’t understand. You can’t say you’ve lived until you understand what you have lived through. Today we have creators of all shapes and sizes and every single one of them is capable of being fearless when it comes to trying new things. We all have hopes and dreams; so let’s make them a reality.
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat”
– F.Scott Fitzgerald
Art by Joshua Drakes.