MY CREATIVE GENES BY QUINN SULLIVAN
If creativity is inherited through genetics, any traits I received came from my mom. She graduated from Miami University in 1988 with an English degree, and she personifies creativity in everyday life. As a child, if I ever wanted to try something new or exciting, she would always be the first one to encourage me. When I would play poorly in a golf match, she would always tell me that “it’s just a sport, and you still have your family and friends.” What makes her unique is that she can find creative exploits in everyday life, whether it be helping with school projects, cooking up delicious food, or turning a boring Saturday into a wild adventure. She taught me that creativity can be used as a tool to brighten everyday life and that those who are creatively compassionate can change the lives of people around them. Creative thinkers are not bound by limits because they don’t look at what something is, rather, they think about what it could be. This type of thinking is the stuff that makes real changes in the world. In my mom’s case, her world is her family and the people around her.