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|Creativity is a generative principle. Sometimes associated
with the generation of ideas, but better associated with the generation
of completed works.
“Die ewig rege, die heilsam schaffende Gewalt” [Goethe]
“The fact that order and creativity are complementary has been basic to man's cultural development; for he has to internalize order to be able to give external form to his creativity.” [Lewis Mumford, The Myth of the Machine (Secker & Warburg, 1967) p 39]
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Creativity and Awarenessveryard projects > change > creativity > awareness
The novellist Alain Robbe-Grillet is particularly scornful of this myth. "The nineteenth-century myths have lost none of their force: the great novellist, the 'genius', is a sort of irresponsible and fatal monster, oblivious of what he is doing, if not slightly half-witted, from whom 'messages' emanate that only the reader may decipher. Everything that may possibly obscure the writer's judgement is more or less permitted as being favourable to the birth of his work. Alcoholism, unhappiness, drugs, passionate mysticism, madness - the more or less fictional biographies of artists have been so cluttered with all these that it now seems quite natural to see them as necessary essentials of their melancholy condition, or in any case to see an antimony between creativity and awareness.
Creativity and Integrityveryard projects > change > creativity > integrity
|In resolving the dialectic conflicts between value and fact, meaning
and relevance, integrity is the master value … wisdom the
protector of fact and meaning, justice the protector of fact and
relevance, courage the protector of relevance and value, and love
protector of value and meaning.
These … virtues … instruct us to create, not adjust.
D. Kolb, Experiential Learning (Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1984) pp 227-8
|Wisdom dictates that we do not blindly follow the implications of knowledge but that we be … responsible in the use of knowledge.|
|Courage tells us to push forward when circumstance signals danger and retreat.|
|Love requires that we hold our selfish acts in check until we have viewed the situation from the perspective of the other - the Golden Rule.|
|And justice demands fair and equitable treatment for all against the expedience of the special situation.|
Creativity and Improvisationveryard projects > change > creativity > improvisation
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