Creativity. How to be creative. How to be creative about being creative. And so on and so forth, potentially limitless when one applies the idea of a massive open online forum for information sharing. The discussion we had about striving for the little “c” and its importance even among the big “c” was very enlightening. How many of us go through our every day affairs with out giving much thought to how often we use our brains to solve a puzzle? To answer a question? To do something just for the sake of doing it for the pleasure and/or self measure? All of which, if we wanted to boil it down, somehow involves each one of us being creative. And while striving for the big “c” of creativity, the little “c” carries just as much, if not more weight in our every day lives because of the achievements we are able to accomplish. Goals within our grasp set and reached. Outlets for emotion and education, coming together simultaneously just for an experience. It can be very satisfying stuff, especially when you allow yourself to value it as a little “c”.
When we were through discussing our everyday little “c” activity, it became apparent that it doesn’t have to be difficult to work a little “c” into your life. You don’t have to be the big “c” sort to have the same gratifying experiences of applying your knowledge and stretching it to new lengths.
Whether it is cooking, or coming up with a project, or writing about something, or creating an image, it doesn’t matter as long as you find you are involved in the process because some part of you desires to be, rather than is expected or compelled to be. (I take the liberty of supposing here.) I understand that everyone will derive their creative flow a little differently. But, I feel though as in order to channel mine, I have to allow a certain freedom with my actions or voice. Not much, but some.
The conclusion was little “c”s are good food for the (learning) soul. Keep an eye out for them, it may surprise you where they turn up.
Thanks to Mike or getting the ball rolling, for me at least…this is my first Blog Post.