"Creativity takes courage". Why? Do you agree with this statement?

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  1. kallini2010 profile image79
    kallini2010posted 6 years ago

    "Creativity takes courage".  Why? Do you agree with this statement?


  2. atechwiz profile image71
    atechwizposted 6 years ago

    Creativity takes courage whenever you open it up to the public.  Regardless of the medium when creativity is out for public display then that opens the door to criticism.  Some people do not know how to handle criticism.  A friend of mine once told me to take any criticism and examine it for truth.  If truth is there, learn from it and throw anything else that is negative just for the sake of negativity away.

  3. leroy64 profile image81
    leroy64posted 6 years ago

    I cannot agree with that statement just based on personal experience. 

    Most creative people that I have known are so focused on their work that they never notice what's around them or other people's reactions.  To just be creative does not take courage.  I think there are more creative people hiding around us than we realize with stacks of painting or a collection of short stories gathering dust in forgotten corners of their homes. 

    It is when you open yourself to others opinions that courage is needed.  After artists display their work on the wall,(in the gallery display, on eBay, etc,) everyone feels free to express their opinion on one's work, if the work is any good.  The worst thing to happen is no reaction - you have not connected at all.  One can always just keep things private and hidden, although that is a very miserable way for most creative people to live, unless they are that rare type of person that does not care what people think.

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I believe it not only takes courage but a certain level of self-esteem to believe that what you are doing is creative and not silly and childish.

  5. whonunuwho profile image75
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    In some cases when it was in defiance of the law of the lands as in Europe or Asia in the past, or if it goes against the established views of a church or religion, It as brought about executions...yet most forms of creativity are natural and a god given talent to many and should be used as much as possible. It is seen in writing, art, and speech making and is a vital part of the human condition. Without creativity, we would be lost in a very dull and much less exciting world.

  6. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I agree with this statement. Creativity has not always been considered good. In some societies creativity means going against the rules of society and showing your personality when you should be focusing on the group, not just one person. Also, some people might not like your type of creativity which makes being creative such a bold move.

  7. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 6 years ago

    Creativity to me is not about courage but about perceiving the absent. In the picture above, for instance, the aritst has perceived colours that may arise through the heat a body emits or the mood of his subject or perhaps these colours are a display of the artist's own moods or prefernces. In any case these are colours only he bears witness to in that instant.

    Creativity is just that-creating and no two people create the same or perceive their surroundings in the same way. Perhaps courage comes with revealing one's creation to public view but not the actual moment of creating it.

  8. Violet Flame profile image77
    Violet Flameposted 6 years ago

    I am a full time art student, and yes I do believe that Creativity takes courage because to truly create, you must be prepared to empty yourself of all preconceived notion and to receive inspiration. You are allowing yourself to be vulnerable and unprotected. Sometimes you have to venture into a deeper unconscious where not many are brave enough to go. Often, just after bearing your soul in order to create, you then must also brave yourself to be ridiculed, because not everyone is ready for what you have to share. xo

    1. kallini2010 profile image79
      kallini2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  I would like to say that all people are creative by definition - and we are judgmental by our upbringing.  The judgment is counterproductive.  But creating - you don't have to create a masterpiece... just create...

  9. Deepak Chaturvedi profile image68
    Deepak Chaturvediposted 6 years ago

    Yes, you need courage for creativity because your whole work is meant for others' intertainment.You need recognition of your work so courage is a necessory element for creativity.

  10. chiradeep profile image62
    chiradeepposted 6 years ago

    'Creativity takes courage' because the creation may be applauded or shunned, accepted or rejected, praised or criticized.

  11. austinhealy profile image67
    austinhealyposted 6 years ago

    I think creativity takes more imagination than actual courage. You can be the most courageous person in the world, if you experience a writer's block, that won't get you anywhere. What takes courage, in my opinion, is the desire to be controversial, like a Picasso or a Dali for example because of the risk of being misunderstood and therefore disliked.

  12. Poet of Ashlan profile image56
    Poet of Ashlanposted 5 years ago

    Creativity does require some courage. To let yourself be truly creative you have to let go of any preconceptions about what your art should be. You have to let yourself make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes. Sometimes it is difficult to let yourself be truly creative because you fear you lack the skill or talent to bring your image to life.

  13. Lindsey Nobles profile image60
    Lindsey Noblesposted 4 years ago

    For most people creativity does take courage because when you are being creative you are sharing a part of your soul with others.  Which leaves your heart wide open to all sorts of criticisms. (Good and bad).

    Many people choose to hide their creative sides because they are not empowered enough or confident enough in themselves to reveal who they really are.  We are dealing with a society that seeks out perfection.  To a conscious person, imperfection is beauty.  Many artists who were or are great show some type of mental illness. That particular imperfection they use to show the world what they see through their eyes and filter it through their soul.  I don't think these people are crazy by any means. They are courageous for putting it out there.


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