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The Dawn of a 'Creative' Age

Updated on January 5, 2016

With more and more individuals deciding to escape the rat race and start their own businesses, there appears to be an interesting shift going on. You've probably read about more and more folk becoming tired of working a nine-to-five, and naturally questioning where this notion of nine-to-five came from. Who decided that this was the 'correct' amount of time to be working, and who decided it should be for five days of the week. This old, out-moded way of working causes stress, disease, illness, and a mind-set whereby the worker reaches the end of their lives and feels full of regret for working their fingers to the bone at the control of someone else who decided that that was what they 'should' be doing. They missed out on spending more quality time with their families, travelling, and doing the activities that they always wanted to do. What is the point of looking forward to a retirement that you may never see?

In short, life is too short. Full stop. So stop living according to someone else's notion of existence. Choose your own path. There are plenty of successful small or large business-owners, who enjoy the work they do. There are plenty of successful millionaires and billionaires on the planet who were brave enough to do the 'work' they really wanted to do in life, thus rendering the work 'play' rather than 'work'. The whole point of life is to be happy, and sometimes that means making a choice to be happy. There is enough money for small business owners to become millionaires, regardless of what the politicians or media may try and lead you to believe.


It's important to choose something that you really enjoy. Thinking back to when you were a child, and the hobbies you enjoyed most can help you discover something you didn't realise before, or you may already know deep down what it is you really want to do. It's just a matter of going for it after that.

And this is where I think the Dawn of a Creative Age is happening, as more and more humans choose to avoid the nine-to-five and instead choose to start their own businesses or do several part-time jobs. It's all about choice, and doing whatever makes you happy


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    • laksi profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Hi Michaela,

      Thanks for your comment. I guess that that is the whole point though really. If everyone just gave up because society doesn't value creative pursuits enough there would be no creativity at all. It's all about being brave and going for your dreams, and not living by someone else's definition of value.

    • Michaela Osiecki profile image


      2 years ago from USA

      I'm not sure I agree with this fully - it takes a pretty hefty investment and a lot of supporters to start up a business, small or otherwise, and not everyone has those resources. Or even the desire to run a company - some people want to make music, create art, write books, etc for a living and this is still a society that makes it very hard for people to make a living at it because creative pursuits are not valued in the way as a 9-5 office or labor job is.


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