Tuesday, October 4, 2011
"It's not a gift, it's a curse" ("Hereafter")
What annoys me beyond believe is "How to be (or stay or become) creative" tips. Dear people: if you are not creative, praise the Lord and go get your accountant license and make your family very happy. Seriously. Because, being creative is probably the least useful thing to have if you want to succeed in life. Being creative is necessary only if you already have a sweet job as an advertising executive of something. But if you don't - please, use that part of your brain for something good and practical: like remembering recipes or math.
Look at me: I am creative - no shit. Where did it bring me? I am up at 5 AM and I can't fall back to sleep because my head is exploding with the whole flock of new ideas I can't wait to try. I always have a number of projects in line and I have the same number of hours in a day as any person who doesn't have an idea generator in their brain.
Would anybody pay for my ideas? No. Most of them are totally commercially barren. Worse: the more intricate and original the idea is - the less probable it's commercial success. Because it is outside of the normal flow of life and nobody will pay for anything that doesn't support the normal flow of life. On the other hand - many would pay to the good and accurate accountant.
So, in conclusion: when you are raising your child please don't encourage him or her to be creative; insist on developing diligence and attentiveness, ability to stick to the plan and patience instead. Support developing social skills, make them do something with their hands. It's good when a person have a lot of friends and able to cook a dinner for them. It's even better if a pers can hold a steady job. To hell with creativity. Creativity make you jobless and constantly unsatisfied. And in most cases divorced three times. Cause I married an angel who can patiently endure my... ahem... lifestyle, and there are not many of them.