There are all sorts of creative people…

By virtue of my job and few hobbies, I have the pleasure, at times, of dealing with creative people. Though most of my interactions are lively and I am mostly impressed by whatever creativity is shared, at times it goes beyond my perception, imagination and endurance to tolerate the "creativity". Rather than being critical of such moments, I sit back and enjoy the show. Many a times I have also realized that the creativity that I fail to appreciate is because I do not have the sensibilities to appreciate that particular creativity. It gives me immense pleasure in learning the new outlook as presented to me.

I also like the passion with which people pursue their outlook. I have begun to enjoy the passion as much as the creativity. I guess these are not isolated. Lack of one can compensate for the other.

Again, very often, I see the person whose creativity is on display. I do not know his background much…where he comes from, what hardships he has faced, what is his immediate need, does he himself believe in the idea or is he desperate for attention/money, etc.

I would like to share a short poem I wrote to pacify a discussion in a forum where intolerance of a person's creativity in creating wealth was being touted as 'greed'. Continue reading “There are all sorts of creative people…”