When asked if I'm a creative person, I don't hesitate to say 'yes'. I strive towards being creative simply because creativity is a trait I value highly. And, whilst I'm not overtly wacky and original in a Luna Lovegood-esque way, I'm not shy when it comes to being as creative as possible.
Since a young age, I've dedicated a lot of time towards writing, doodling, sketching, painting, journalling and – of recent – blogging. Why? First and foremost, because I enjoy it, but also because creativity seems, to me, a necessity. And, if you were to ask me where its value lies, the easiest way to answer is this: where would we be without it? We'd have no books or art, no films or plays, no architecture, no fashion, no blogs, no photography… we'd have very little of any worth. And, to me, that's where the value of creativity lies.
Yet, despite the theory of stripping away all things creative to see what's left, creativity isn't physical. Creativity isn't an object. Creativity can't be touched. And yet it can be channelled into physical form through so many different means. Anything can be original, any task completed in a quirky manner with a small dose of creativity. And, to me, that's where the value of creativity lies.
And yet, you don't have to ration out creativity. You can't 'use up' all your creativity or be 'too creative'. Creativity is boundless. And, to me, that's where the value of creativity lies.
So, how much do you value creativity? Would you say you're a person who strives to be as creative as possible?