What is creativity?

How do we define creativity? What is imagination? This elusive term is difficult to pin down. Human imagination shows terrific promise. It accomplishes impressive achievements while participating in humanity’s gruesome sins. Human vision has no limits, save the ones we place. With enough ingenuity and patience, the strength of one’s creativity can move mountains. Channeling one’s creativity is paramount as humans. It is our birthright and sets us apart from lower life forms.

Creativity often links with artisans, such as writers, painters, musicians, and so forth. Yet imagination is so much more. The fantastic nature of creativity applies to any discipline or pastime. Some may say creativity is an extension of free will. We choose the variables in a given system, for better or worse. The arts are akin to our free souls experimenting and expressing our true nature to the universe. This ability to choose that renders us as creators, preservers, and destroyers.

We are responsible for how we use this awesome power, ultimately determining our trajectory in life. Even so, there may be limited resources in place to restrict or test our creativity. Accumulation of these resources, whether it is money, food, or authority, strengthens our ability to choose. We associate value with these resources, as they enable us. This ability to act may be coined power. Therefore, creativity fueled by resources and implemented through power builds the reality around us.

Creativity is an elusive mistress, full of mystery and arcane prowess. Discovering the foundations of imagination may reveal untold secrets to humankind. In an age rife with conflict and misery, perhaps the solution is to surrender to the creativity within us all and listen to her esoteric suggestions from a position of mindfulness.


This written work is an accumulation of ideas from the perspective of an amateur writer. Any comments or ideas for strengthening this article are welcome. Thank you for reading.

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