Originally Posted by CatherineBrion
it's great and very important , but I'm not a creative person
, Is there anything I can do do that i can get to be a little creative ??
Catherine, I believe that there is no such thing as a non-creative person
There isn't a universally accepted description of creativity, but i would describe it that it's the ability to move past traditional ideas and create meaningful new ways. Synonyms to creativity are words like ‘innovation’, ‘imagination’, ‘mastery’, ‘ingenuity’, ‘originality’ and ‘fantasy’. Not all of those point to The Arts though. IMO when we talk about creativity, we don’t only talk about painting a masterpiece, dancing like a ballerina or composing a classical orchestra piece. Sure thing, those are all part of being creative. But there is so much more to creativity than that.
momto1 is spot on in her last sentence "If we didn't have creativity, nothing new could happen, there would be no new stories, no new recipes, no new music, no more inventions or scientific theories."
Several scientists came to the conclusion that creativity is something that we all have in us. It's actually a skill that we need to survive. Think about a situation, when you’re in the wild, somewhere in a remote area. You’re lost and you don’t have shelter or food. Your first instinct is to look around and find ways to have those two things. Your brain is working on solutions. When you start making shelter from whatever you find and come up with a solution for food, you are actually tapping into your creativity. You are using your previous experience and knowledge, and combine it with your imagination. Creativity means problem solving for me. And I'm very sure that you're already creative in the ways of solving problems within your family. (make the kids eat veggies
But that said, is there any kind of creative activity that you always wanted to do? Or something that really looks like a lot of fun? What is the reason you didn't start doing it?