creativity is a virtually limitless resource that defies social status

richard florida, one of the most influential people of modern day, and one of toronto’s newest citizens, writes a column for the globe and mail.

this past weekend his article was framed around a local hairstylist that gave up his job as a factory worker to do what he enjoys. it’s all about doing what you love.

The most overlooked — but most important — element of my theory and of the creative economy itself is that every human being is creative.

One of the great fallacies of modern times is the idea that creativity is limited to a small group. Most people, the belief goes, don’t want to be creative, couldn’t do it if asked and would be uncomfortable in an environment where creativity was expected of them.

This is false. Creativity is a virtually limitless resource that defies social status.

[ full inspiring article here ]

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