Since I’ve become involved in the writing world over this past year, I’ve gotten to know a lot of creative people. Not only people who are writers, but people who compose songs, people who are artists, people who create video games, people who are involved with making movies–you get the idea. And these people are some of the most generous people I’ve ever met. They want the chance to create and to share their creations with the world. Brenda Ueland had this to say about the reason to exercise your creative power.
“Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold, and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.”
I agree with all of this. People who create have an unique opportunity to bring people together. With the advent of the Internet, there are so many ways to share creativity and to be part of a community of creators. What can society do to support this? I think one of the most important things is to value creativity. Buy when you can, but offer messages of support when you can’t. And share the creator’s message with others.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!