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The creative process is endlessly fascinating, with a wide variety of thoughts and perspectives on what drives the creative process. This is one such perspective — a psycho-philosophical view on the creative process, on why we get creatively blocked, and some suggestions on overcoming a creative block.
In the 1930s, evolutionary biologists were convinced that the biggest problem facing humankind would be the question of what we should do with our new-found leisure. A little over nine decades later, not only do we have no time for leisure, we no longer seem to value it, either. Instead, we are caught up in the never-ending hustle and the unending daily grind. How do we find some sort of balance in our lives? A better equilibrium between work and leisure?
Human beings are social animals. A large part of how we show up in the world is influenced by our social and cultural conditioning. This is both a good and a bad thing – on one hand, it helps us become functioning members of society; on the other, it leads to the development of unconscious biases. Deconditioning can be difficult – but it isn’t impossible.
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“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”Marcus Aurelius