Creativity is Precious, Preserve it, Cultivate it

Ram Bansal By Ram Bansal, 16th Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3k6y8hm-/
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Though every human is posed with such curious quests, his/her survival and reproduction instincts keep these repressed in a majority of human-beings. This repression provides a cozy comfort zone to the majority, they fail to break out from.routines of life and be creative.

Curiosity and Comforts

Human society has always been highly heterogeneous from a few creative talents to a majority of mediocre conformists. This majority follows instinctive craves of survival and reproduction only like all other forms of life in the Cosmos. But human life is not meant to be like that for its evolution to have a high level of intellect. The intellect arouses curiosity about the self, about the Nature all around, about life, and most importantly, about how to lead a fulfilled lifestyle. Though every human is posed with such curious quests, his/her survival and reproduction instincts keep these repressed in a majority of human-beings. This repression provides a cozy comfort zone to the majority, they fail to break out from.routines of life and be creative.
However, all are not able to repress their curiosity, they break out of their comfort zones, think innovatively and become pioneers of the human society of conformists. What they get in return from the society – adjectives like cynic, psychotics, etc. Think of Galileo Galilei who perceived the basic fact of the Earth being spherical. He was put under house arrest and died as a blind person in that status. All the physical sciences, we are enjoying fruits of in our routine lives, are results of such innovative perceptions and developments.

Why Innovations are Opposed

Human mind is hardwired for pleasures, some see it with long perspectives while the majority gets involved in pleasures of daily basis with certainties of getting results. Every innovation has an uncertainty attached to it therefore, being creative is highly risky. A few of us don’t look for certainty of results but go by their convictions. Therefore, the dividing line between the vast majority and creative minority is that of personal convictions through logical reasoning. Some bother for these and carry these with them with pride while a lot others avoid facing these convictions.
Religions and concept of God keep on driving the humanity from regimen of logic to that of faith, from inconvenient path of innovation to comfort zone of conformism. This further reduces the creative humanity to a minority. Albert Einstein clarifies this malady of humanity by saying, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Why Creativity is Rare

Apart from our sub-conscious biases born out of our basic instincts of survival and reproduction like those of all other forms of life, humans have evolved to have conscious beliefs. Additionally, we have added ‘convenience’ to our natural instincts, and we have found ways to bypass our conscious beliefs of ticklish logical reasoning though the mechanism of faith preached to us by religions. Each of us must have preached to somebody or the other not to tell a lie, but each of us tells lies whenever it is found to be convenient. This preaching is based on the conscious belief while a lie is told for the sub-conscious bias of the instinctive nature.
Some persons go by their instincts of survival, reproduction and artificially added convenience. They can tell lies easily, and may have differences in their thoughts, words and actions without bearing any burden of human morality. Out of the rest, some find it convenient to follow a faith for easy going lifestyle instead of getting involved in complications of logical reasoning. The balanced, a thin minority of humans, go for logical reasoning and pursuits of their creativity.

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Convenience, Creativity, Galileo, Innovation, Precious, Psychology

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author avatar Ram Bansal
An Engineer in the wonderland of Authorship, principally for authoring eBooks. My writings principally focus on psychology, Indian politics, philosophy, health and happiness in routine ways.

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author avatar Legend
17th Jun 2015 (#)

We create therefore we exist!

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author avatar Ram Bansal
17th Jun 2015 (#)

@Legend, All of us, called humans, don't create but only produce. That makes a difference between the two - living and existing, respectively.

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