CREATIVE TALENT BY MATTHEW SANTORA
Whenever I hear that creativity is an art, I always think of this statement; “You can paint a picture. You can sing a song. Can you create creativity?” In my personal experiences with creativity, generating ideas is more natural for certain people. There are those who can come up with the absurd, crazy ideas and those who can only think of a few logical answers. None of those statements are groundbreaking and people know if they are creative or not. Personally, I’m a part of the noncreative community. I prefer direction over ambiguity and answers over questions. With that being said, my problem is that if you give me the materials, I can paint a picture, give me a guitar and I’ll make some noise. Tell me to be creative and it’s like pulling teeth.
I’ll make it short and sweet. Creativity can’t have the simple label of an art. It puts too much pressure on the results and makes people feel like they can’t do it, me being one of them. Anyone can do art, but not everyone is an artist. To do something well is a talent or a gift which separates the good from the bad. Anyone can do creativity, but those who do it well and naturally are talented – those people are creative.
You shouldn’t be upset if you’re not creative. With that being said, a lack of creative thinking shouldn’t discourage creativity.