The Creative Process

As a Creative, I often find myself objecting to the traditional, idealized, maybe even Disney-fied view of creativity.

The creative process is arguably (at least in part) about problem solving, and it is not always the blissful, magical, peaceful and inspired process it is made out to be.

The creative process is often turbulent, propelled by frustration, despair and disappointment. There can be sadness or anger inherent in creativity and it can express itself explosively, even violently.

More importantly, the output itself is not always benevolent or admirable (though it is often portrayed that way).

The creation of the atom bomb comes to mind.

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