Why do people not create or innovate?

“The key question isn’t “What fosters creativity?” But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.”

Abraham Maslow, American psychologist

Now there are some questions to ask ourselves. This guy really had something. We will have to explore him further.

Why do people not create or innovate? Really I think we all ask that. Especially as people who find out what we do creatively or what we want to do creatively think that we are so special. We are not really. As they compliment us we think…anybody can do this, really, why don’t you try. They may not be able to do the exact same thing we do the same way we do it but certainly everyone has the potential to be creative in one way or another, from woodworking to writing.

As we wonder at why more don’t try, we should wonder at why we don’t do it when we know we can.

Do you believe you can as much as anyone else?

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3 comments

  1. mikeywriteswell says:

    Thanks for the nod :D You’ll get one in return from me!

    Best,

    Mike

  2. keyster94 says:

    I think it’s like anything else…some of us are good at the creativity thing and others are good at other things.

    For me, I am good at the creative thing, but I suck at math. So maybe those that are good at things like math just have a brain wired differently than mine….

    Then there are those, like a friend of mine, who is good at most things and she does the “why should I spend $40 on that when I can make it!” But then she doesn’t get around to making it because life get’s in the way. :D

    ~Kelly

  3. writelyapplied says:

    Thanks for the visit Mikey!

    ahh, Kelly, but maybe there are a lot of people that don’t consider what they do creative…Thanks for visiting!

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