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What Is the Best Source of Creativity?
I don't know why--and I know I'm not the only one--that times of sadness, anguish, loneliness, dejection, and despair often results in periods of intense creativity. That's the way it's worked for me in the past. Not that I've scientifically measured this theory to prove its accuracy, but that's the way I remember it.
I certainly don't want to experience any extreme negative time just to prove my supposition that it would result in greater creativity. My theory is that when we lose someone or are waiting or anticipating some person, we have an idleness of time that leads us to write or create in some other way. On the other hand when we're with someone we love or in a state of contentment we are too happy to do the creative things as much. I will find myself doing more things away from home.
Lately writing has been more of a struggle for me. I still manage my blog posts, but many other things are neglected in exchange for spending time with my spouse, watching movies on occasion, and traveling. Life is good and I'm trying to enjoy it to the max.
Creativity is mostly based on power from within us that thrives on all that we experience and imagine. Since we all are unique and have equally unique experiences, the sources of creativity vary from one of us to the next. So what is my best source of creative inspiration and drive? I'd hate to think it was sadness, loneliness, and depression.
Would you be willing to sacrifice creativity in order to be happy? Can you be artfully creative when you are angry or glum? What are your greatest sources of creativity?