5 Reasons Why Creativity Should Be Valued
Creativity is something that is usually pushed to the side by society. Oftentimes we hear people saying that going to art schools is a waste of time, or that it’ll lead to a career that won't pay well. Some even go as far as saying that you don't have a future in being creative. Because of these, people are discouraged to take up art courses and pursue their passion to live a truly creative life. But that should not be the case, Candy Girls. Creativity is an important aspect in our life and it’s something to be appreciated. To help you understand the significance of creativity in our lives even more, we've listed down below 5 reasons that will show you why creativity should be valued.
- It's innovative.
We see the product of creativity everywhere we look. From the songs we hear on the radio, the novels we read, the films we line up for, the applications we use every day, the blogs we follow, and the list goes on and on. Thanks to the creativity of the people who produced these things, we're able to enjoy and make the most out of these innovations.
- It's hard work.
The creative process is a difficult one. It's not something that comes to you immediately. It takes time and it's something one can’t rush. Before we're able to produce amazing output, we have to undergo countless rounds of trial and error to establish what our style and art is all about. But that doesn’t end there. After establishing our style, oftentimes we'll get stuck in a creative rut before we can start the whole creative process again. It’s an endless cycle of racking your brain for ideas and squeezing out your creative juices.
- It's a form of self-expression.
Art is a form of self-expression. For every story, painting, song, poem, a part of the creator is embedded in it. It's their way of showing you a glimpse of their personalities, even their life. And for that simple reason, every bit of it should be valued.
- It takes courage.
To let creativity grow, one must be open to new challenges and experiences. In fact, sometimes the most creative pieces come from those who have overlooked their fear and pushed themselves to do something they never they thought they would. Cliché as it is but experience truly is life's greatest teacher.
- It inspires.
A lot of people fail to ignite their sense of imagination and innovation because of the thinking that creativity is not an important quality one must possess and that only "special" people have it. This isn't true. One doesn’t to be an artist to be able to call herself creative because we are ALL creative. Sometimes we just need someone to spark it within us and guide us. This is the beauty of creativity. Not only can one express themselves through art but they can also inspire people to take on the challenge of creating something wonderful.
So Candy Girls, whenever you feel discouraged about your work or if you feel like you're not creative enough, don’t ever think that your ideas aren’t worth it. Keep creating and continue fueling your inner artist. Don't let what people say stop you from what you want to do and create. Someday, in the right time, all of your hard work will pay off and we'll be on the sidelines cheering you on.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.