What Does We Need Creativity? Essay

953 Words Nov 29th, 2016 4 Pages
“We travel because we need to because distance and difference are the secret tonics to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” ~ (Steal Like and artist, pg. 93). In his book, Austin Kleon uses this quote as a strategy to be more creative. He also mentions that we all have to move somewhere at some point, and we …need to find a place that fits us; creatively, socially, spiritually and literally” (Kleon, 2012). I think that we all need creativity in life and this quote is a way to find it. I could not agree more with this quote. Being away from home is definitely something that transforms mindset, a change having seen more of the world and learned more about our own selves while being away from home. It can be hard to directly measure what we have gained through our journey, but somewhere deep within it is felt more than words can describe. It could be a combination of a new smell that now seems familiar, a visual image that is engraved in our minds, a gastronomic food that has left our taste buds craving for more, or a familiar smell that now seems to be so far away. Suddenly realizing that it takes being way from someone for a while to realize how much you really need them in your life. Distance and difference are the drivers of creativity. Being away from home has thought me so much; I have learned and seen things that I would have never appreciated if I had stayed where I was.
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