Being Creative Means Taking Risks
Creativity involves a thought that goes beyond the generally accepted, provokes anxiety in others and tests the security of one’s own perceptions. – Peter Lomas in Cultivating Intuition
Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. – T. S. Eliot
Strong innovation, striking originality, and prolonged gestation periods can all generate feelings of anxiety.
These quotes may explain why so many great creators show signs of psychological stress. Depression is famously common among writers, for example. However, this is not to say that mental disorder is necessary for creativity to flourish.Continue reading “Creativity Can Cause Anxiety”