Wednesday, November 29, 2006

How to be creative # 6

6. Everyone is born creative.

Everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten and then when you hit puberty, they take the crayons away and replace it with an algebra book or an english book. With lots of rules.

Rules are for assholes. But you've been forced to adhere to these rules your entire life, because assholes rule the world.

So, years later when you get the creative itch again you start to hear a little voice say "May I have my crayons back, please?"

Go ahead and make something; make something really special. Even if no one will ever see it. Even if no one will ever buy it.

"If you try to make something just to fit your uninformed view of some hypothetical market, you will fail. If you make something special and powerful and honest and true, you will succeed."

You have to listen to the wee voice or it will surely die... you don't want to be a murderer, DO YOU?

Don't be afraid. They are only crayons. You didn't fear them in kindergarten. why would you fear them now, you are much SO bigger now.


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