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lolster2nite asked: Seeing as how you are an individual who is able to infer deeper than what is shown or written, as well as having a philosophical outlook on things, what are your opinions on the way society views creativity? I've read your previous posts on how creativity can easily fall into either expression and madness, but have you ever considered that sometimes society tends to shoo away a certain sense of creativity which is extraordinarily beautiful, perhaps due to fear of not understanding what it means?
I’m hardly philosophical dude, but thank you. I just happen to have a specific outlook on certain things. Now, onto your questions:
what are your opinions on the way society views creativity?
Do you mean creativity in terms of art? If so, the views are mixed. I’ve been to LACMA and in the modern art section I’ve seen a bunch of kids mocking and questioning the artistic validity of a particular mixed-media work. Even the question of “artistic validity” is already hard enough to answer as it is.
or Do you mean creativity in terms of problem-solving? If so, I think the ability to solve problems is a cherished skill in this day and age. With free access to loads of information, ideas are connected freely and thus Innovation becomes the golden standard. For example, Kodak just couldn’t adapt with the growth of the digital camera users. They just died out while other companies kept churning out cameras with smaller and denser sensors, more features and producing quality photos. Kodak may have innovated before, but they failed in this particular epoch.
have you ever considered that sometimes society tends to shoo away a certain sense of creativity which is extraordinarily beautiful, perhaps due to fear of not understanding what it means?
Your ask is quite timely dude! Gunnerkrigg Court just happened to answer that question, though under a different context, which still works:
It sucks that sometimes you’d have to be long dead before your ideas are accepted. But you gave birth to those ideas in the hope of changing minds. You won’t be there to witness it as you can only hope for the best, like most parents would for their kids.