Sunday, September 11, 2011

Creativity - Not

When reading The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, one sees how creativity just comes forth when one is ready to accept it. It cannot be forced, it simply happens by chance and is nurtured by one who is open and courageous enough to use his or her craft to bring the creative act to fruition, able to be seen by all, no matter what the consequences may be. Thanks to new findings about the inherent close mindedness of man, we now know why the creative act is all too rare, something that has bedeviled man since the beginning of time...

After reading this blurb from Physorg, the fact of why so many people cling to religion as the one true answer to the meaning of life (whatever that is) rings true as religion demands obedience, not curiosity, when purporting  to tell the faithful the real story, from it's perspective of course, on how reality works without the need for science or other such niceties because god (whatever that may be) will tell you and that's all you need to know.  Creativity, on the other hand, requires curiosity, a deep sense of play and the need to question because without these essentials, Einstein's Theory of Relativity or da Vinci's Last Supper, among many significant others, never would have seen the light of day. 

In prior BRT posts, the notion of questioning anything is depicted to be hard while acceptance is easy, a fact religion (and politicians) play upon while asking the flock to pray and pay because god, as the late great George Carlin said "always needs money."

Robert Frost
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