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Who owns creativity?

The term "creativity" or "creative" was once connected solely with art. Now, both business and science have adopted this term as a way to cast themselves as innovative, relatable, lively and fun. Some even use "creativity" as a way to insinuate that they are progressive and efficient (though there is nothing efficient about being creative!). If business and science are adopting the term "creativity," does that then encourage artists to adopt the qualities of business and science? Does art need to justify itself or can art still be produced for art’s sake? Should creative be reserved only for the arts, or is the broadening usage of the term an exciting development?

  • Should it be "Who owns creativity?" – Joseph Cernik 2 years ago
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  • I think the world of science has always relied on creativity, more so than people realize. Likewise, there are definitely approaches and techniques to art that might be associated with science, like experimentation, formula, structure, etc... But maybe a specific definition of "creativity" would help. As a whole, it's hard to say that a word can only (or should only) be used to describe one form of expression. While a word does have a certain purpose, it doesn't have to have a certain application. I guess what I'm trying to say is it sounds like a great, engaging article - but the term "creativity" and its use might need to be very clearly defined in the intro. Maybe a history of the word itself? Where does it come from and how has it been used historically up till now?Look forward to reading it! – jrdino 2 years ago
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  • Creativity is vital to any human activity...doctors make new innovations when they become more creative...romantic relationships grow stronger when creativity is exercised to impress and excite another person...even politicians use creativity to solve problems...or create new and exciting ones...this is a great topic to explore further... – kmaxx125 2 years ago
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Can Anxiety Be Cured with Creativity

I think everyone has suffered from anxiety at some point in their lives. Whether it’s gut-wrenching anxiety with extreme mind fog or worrying about present/future events. Being a writer, I understand exactly what it’s like to have several things pulling me in different directions, in a single day. I want to write, I have creative ideas, I’ve gotta find leads, family, friends, exercise and all of the other things, I need to do to "adult".

What if I could tame the beast with creativity. The ability to transmute anxiety from one container and articulate it into a creative container. Creativity comes in numerous forms, whether you’re cooking your favourite dish, writing blog posts or even arranging flowers in your garden. Practicing a creative cycle weekly has proven to lower stress levels and I think it would be an interesting topic in a day and age, where anxiety is at such a high.

  • I think this is a great topic! The only thing is that anxiety can often prevent individuals from being creative. Even though I don't think that anxiety can necessarily be cured with creativity, I definitely agree that finding treatment options that help revitalize creativity will certainly help ease the burden of anxiety. – Kurlehh 2 years ago
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  • I agree with Kurlehh, and I think that if somebody writes this article they should focus on how well anxiety could be "treated" with creativity. – Indigo 2 years ago
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  • Instead of the word "cure" maybe "manage" is more appropriate in describing how anxiety can be handled? Maybe the topic could be broadened into what exactly is anxiety, how to recognize it, and how to go about handling it with creative pursuits; how anxiety can be a force for productivity and accomplishments. – chloet2 2 years ago
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  • Things about how creativity could be motivated or created and through that you can judge about anxiety and how it can be treated – Rusi 2 years ago
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  • "Practicing a creative cycle" I think needs to be rewritten, it's not clear what that means. But what motivates creativity is a good idea. – Joseph Cernik 2 years ago
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  • I definitely agree with the people above. I suffer from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and while creativity can help me a ton, there are some days where it is so bad that I can't bring myself to be creative in any way. I think creativity is more of an outlet than a cure. While sometimes I certainly do feel recharged and elated when I get my creativity flowing, the anxiety disorder itself is still there. This is great topic, insightful points can be made. This is just a topic that I feel needs to be addressed from all kinds of perspectives! – Megan Taylor 2 years ago
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What language to learn

I’m a beginner writer from The Philippines. I know English rather well. But not perfect. And I want to improve my English and learn some extra foreign. I think about French and Chinese. It will develop my mind and some creative abilities to writing. What do you think about this?

  • Really agreeing with Grace. Though I also think a lot of languages really revolve around learning culture as well, and "slang" in other cultures could be another point to discuss, if one was to really connect with a certain language. Just a thought. – James Smith 5 years ago
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  • Learning Mandarin Chinese has a lot of perks. It is one of the largest business languages in the world, second only to English, and opens a lot of doors. Second languages in general open doors, but I would suggest Chinese. Assuming you're from America, it has a monolingual culture, meaning that the majority of the natives grow up learning only one language. It is more commonplace in other countries to grow up bilingual. In some countries, you would actually be considered weird if you only spoke one language. – Qiao ChengHua 5 years ago
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  • Learning any romance language will be extremely helpful in being able to read and understand other romance languages. French is a good choice for a second language― especially if you're interested in improving your creative writing abilities. There is a lot of famous French literature. – zoetees 5 years ago
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