Finding the right community can help your creativity


Van Gogh may now be widely recognized as one of the most influential and creative artists of all time, but he died alone and penniless. Why? Because 100 years ago his canvas’ were seen as the hallucinatory original works of a sociopathic recluse. It wasn’t until years later, when other artists and critics had defined a new aesthetic criteria for art that his works were accepted as creative masterpieces. We may see ‘creativity’ as an individual trait — something that we do on our own — but real creativity depends on a community of likeminded people. Peers who say ‘this is…

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