The Insanity of Creativity

Good evening ladies and gentleman

In a recent development of what we have been thinking about, the fact remains that complex emotions makes us remarkably different to other beings, with our higher understanding of life helping to tell us apart from the apes in the trees or the lions basking in the sun. Our basic human nature may have similar basic behavioral traits, but the addition of such complex emotion and personality is where the lines of similarity start to blur. This idea of lines blurring between one side and the other, along with a consistent thought of how powerful, in both a positive and negative way emotions can be as the context of what we want right now and hope for in the future seems to skew away from what we expect, or what we are “supposed” to hope for.

It seems a challenge to undertake, a situation affected by complex emotions and feelings can often feel so infuriating, as you desperately hunt for an answer to something you don”t understand. This definitive lack of any sort of knowledge or understanding throughout your thinking, in a situation drenched in feelings, emotions and a strange feeling of powerlessness that makes you feel so much, but just don’t know how to deal with. This, i have found doesn’t have to be directly related to your life, it can be something you see in the life of someone close to you, someone as far away as on the other side of the world or even a character on a television show. They seem to feel so much at the same time and in the same way it may have happened to you, it can seem overwhelming. Emotions, thoughts and feelings are what makes you the uniquely, brilliantly minded person who is evolving through the experiences and happenings of each day. Even if sometimes these low feelings in the fiery depths of hell that are somewhat familiar don’t seem worth risking the leap of faith, as you may end up falling into the abyss below.

This need to know everything that is coming throughout all aspects of our lives, is to me making creativity seem wrong, seem unstable, as if “you’re doing something wrong.” We are forever being told how difficult it is to do anything with your creativity, how hard it is to make money and get a good job that gets your mind thinking in an imaginative way, allowing you to be the ultimate expression of yourself. The world seems to have given up accommodating the uniquely minded, creative brilliance so many people in the world feel the need to hide these days, for they worry about upsetting the balance of the delicate boat society has created. The world needs movement, but doesn’t need creativity. We need things to be cheaper but more intellectual, to earn more money to get the things that will make us happy, to do good business so people will buy more things that they don’t need in the hope that it will give them all the positivity they will ever need.

Maybe this is the line. That blurred line that the world wants to be oh so clear as crystal, this line between intellect and emotion. Emotions blur intellect, so the two should not intertwine, or we risk contamination and to risk contamination is to risk the cold hard clarity we have become convinced is the key to a successful and happy life.

Question- who chooses what is “right” as part of society and who chooses what is “wrong?” Who has the right? We all have the ability to ask questions, learn of the arguments for and against a certain idea. Yet, when things don’t go to plan, we still carry on when we feel we can, as we maneuver and overcome this obstacle. This to me, this is the point of creativity. We are forever being told that we should play it safe, work only to the visible angles and be able to choose the path with the route to inevitable happiness and success. If we know and see everything that could happen in life, this is not living, this is nothing more than rolling a loaded dice. If the world gets to that point then something beautiful will have been lost where when we live to the “right” and “wrong” of the generalizations in modern society more and more, then it would seem as creativity really does appear insane.

Everything we have ever done in any creative means was through emotions, seeing that line, however blurred and pushing through so much further than we ever thought possible, so much higher than anyone ever thought possible. This is how the world develops, technology, people, thinking, wanders and beliefs move forward. This fear of not knowing is the single most powerful thing you are using against you. If you or I ever want to live life, you have to make that choice, to move through and live for creativity, for it is you putting your stamp on the world. Its your ultimate “something” to be proud of.

Forget what we are supposed to do. We choose to think better feeling thoughts. So maybe use the fear of not knowing in a different way. If we fear not being able to see something, therefore not knowing how to react (ignoring how brilliantly creative your mind could be to deal with this if it wasn’t “necessary” to be kept away) we tend to avoid doing, or even thinking anything of it.  I have done this, and the results have been…profound.  Emotions are brilliantly terrible powerful ideas and if by using them to create something or be something so much more than we ever thought we could be makes us insane, then so be it.

Regardless of what they think, you do you. Find that flow, allow the passion, joy, pain, misery or whatever number of emotions are flowing through you and channel that to do your art! It doesn’t matter what it is just keep doing it until it feels right. It doesn’t matter if its beautiful or heartwarming or interesting to anyone else other than you. Be that powerful person that believes in the creations they make, even if the rest of the world doesn’t.

Then i hope, as the brilliant creativists we could become- we can all be a part of a Thinking Evolution

Yours, with love as always

DR

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14 thoughts on “The Insanity of Creativity

  1. Great post and very thought provoking. Who decides what is right and wrong, other than the law enforcement, is something I often question. We all have different ideas about life, and the way we live it.

  2. I love how you tell us to channel our feelings into art! Or whatever we are passionate about. It really does help to have a productive outlet.

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

  3. i love the way you write and your expressions. thought provoking write-up. we live in a society where we are made to conform. i believe rules are made for those who want to be average. once the world realize you don;t want to conform to societal standard it allows you to be whoever you want to be, allowing you to express yourself to the fullest. but you need to first show you aren’t ready to settle for less.

    1. I love this thought, when society realizes we won’t conform it allows for truly free expression. Outstanding.

  4. Well said, only we can determine what is right or wrong and who are we to say that we all have to stick to the rules. After all rules were made to be broken weren’t they?

    1. Some of the greatest steps forward ever made were through questioning the rules placed in front of us. What it creates is truly fucking spectacular. DR

  5. I quite often feel a bit of sadness when I see someone talented who wants to try to pursue the creative dream being dissed by the others who are being “practical” and talk the creative people out of it. It created an inner conflict that will sooner or later resurface.

  6. I really like your post. I can relate to a lot of things! A lot of my activities on a daily basis nowadays are emotions driven…I am not sure if it is right or wrong!

  7. I tried to supress my creativity for a “normal” job. I was so depressed and unhappy. Going back and doing what I love has been the best life decision I’ve had in a while. It’s made my mental state so much less stressed out, and I feel that I am doing what I should be doing.

  8. I tend to live life a little off the beaten path, and my thoughts are that only YOU as an individual can decide what is wrong and what is right. Life isn’t black and white and one must find the shade of grey that fits.

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