A Quick Look at the Word ‘Creative’

We throw around the word ‘creative’ so often. We use it to describe crafty people and artists. Most people associate some sort of cleverness with the word, also.

I enjoy the literal meaning of the word: to create something.

It’s about making.

It’s about building.

It’s about designing.

Anyone that’s generating something would classify as ‘creative’ in my mind. I don’t bind art cliches or intelligence to the word.

It’s about putting things together in an original way; taking an element from there, combining a piece from here and wham! You’ve got something new. That’s creative.

Imagine a car manufacturer, a software programmer, a musician. All creators.

If you are making or generating something, you are creative. Period.

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Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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Alec Zaffiro

Alec Zaffiro

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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