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Creativity is a Force Separate from You

The fundamental truth about creativity and human selfhood has been stated to profound and beautiful effect by many people in history, but few have put it as concisely and effectively as Elizabeth Gilbert did. She is a successful writer of many books.
She said this view puts enormous and undue pressure on us all, and that we would be better off regarding creativity in the way that our pre-Renaissance ancestors did: as an external force or entity that visits people to inspire and help with some creative act, and then moves on to visit somebody else. In other words, it’s not the case that a few special people are geniuses, but that all of us have a genius.
If you have time (about 18minutes) you can follow Elizatbeth Gilbert when she explains that creativity is a Force Separate from You.

Ofcourse there are other explanations to describe creativity, but I like her point of view a lot :-)

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