The Missing Creativity

creative hobbies There used to be a lot of creativity in people’s lives before the technology era. They just did not call it that way. They had no radio, so they sang. One can still notice in old movies that singing was more than normal. People would work on something and sing. They could easily alter the melody or make up their own tunes, for it was just spare time activity, not a profession. Today on the other hand, if we hear somebody sing, the first question we ask is: Is (s)he manic?

Let us name other examples of creativity in the old days. In the evening there was no TV to tell stories, so people told stories to each other. The fairy tales and other folk tales were handed over from generation to generation, but nevertheless it was left to each narrator to add some details or change the course of the tale a little. That way, again, people were creative on the spur of the moment.

Similarly, in the old days, there were no shopping centers, where one can find almost anything today. People used to make a lot of things themselves instead. From wooden toys for children to home-made jam and knitted sweaters they were expressing their creativity without being aware of it.

Modern times have taken creativity away from us in a way, except for those who are creative for a living. In my opinion we all need creativity in our lives. Thus it is our responsibility to find a creative hobby and fulfill the need that seems to be innate to human beings. It does not need to be anything big. Singing karaoke with the help of the internet for example is a thing almost anybody can do regardless of the busy schedule or lack of funds.

Take care,
Helena Smole, author of Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

2 Responses to “ “The Missing Creativity”

  1. Lisa Sellman says:

    To get out of a sad mood – be creative. The opposite of creation is depression.

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