Monday, December 25, 2017

The Human Faculty

I'm oft left to wonder how the human mind could construct a form in ways that cannot possibly be imagined and yet be thoroughly enthralling, to say the least. Take, for instance, art, literature, music, or cinema. It is ceaselessly amazing to witness and celebrate human creativity and to realize how marvellous our minds truly are.

What would be more wonderful than to feel absolute rapture, exaltation, and awe when one chances upon a good book or when listening to some fine music? You could say the same about a lot of other things - the outcomes of creative human endeavour and the expression that it results in.

I wonder what fuels creativity. Is it passion? Or desire? Could circumstances and the manner in which one's perceptive abilities are oriented contribute to creative expression? But, I suppose my question is rather purposeless. I should be asking if we reward creativity enough, for it to be taken (and pursued) seriously

Sure, it is easy to imagine a world without human beings - but, would it be easy to comprehend a world without the expression of human creativity?

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  1. I think, in this modern world, creativity is rewarded enough when the output is excellent and is positioned appropriately. If you still draw in a canvas and expect it to sell enough paintings in an art gallery, that's going to be very difficult. But if you are going to specialize in computer graphics and create art for movies or professional website designs, it's easier to get rewarded.

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    1. Apart from the positioning and the reward one receives for creative work well done, the question really is whether we actively pursue our creative endeavours or not, and how much inhibited we are in doing this. That is the real question, isn't it?

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  2. The answer to your last question is a NO as it is creativity that tags us 'sapiens'.
    Passion is at the root of all creativity fuelled by the desire of doing something 'different' , 'new'.

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    1. Very well said, Sir. Couldn't have been better put!

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  3. I believe the best output of creativity would take time rather work with hurry. I feel creative when I take in senses because once it connected it keeps signalling.

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    1. I do agree, Jeevan. Passion, desire, and satisfaction in doing what one does goes a lot way to help one to do what one really loves doing. Wishing you the best, always!

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  4. i think creativity stems from our desire to tell a story be it through music, art, writing, even computer languages i think...and i agree in that it mustn't be hurried... thanks for this wonderful post...

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    1. Makes perfect sense, BCD! You couldn't have put it better

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