Creativity is a universal impulse
I think that most, if not all people, are able to be creative
Posted on: 27th February 2012
At last night's Oscars, many creative people were rewarded for their hard work. Hollywood is famous for its glitz and glamour. But I think that most of us have got in us somewhere a creative impulse, even if we express it in more humble ways.
I have long believed that the best route to contentment – once our basic needs are satisfied – is to find a way of expressing one's creativity. I enjoy writing, and I enjoy appreciating the writing and illustrations of other people. But we can be creative in all sorts of different ways.
The woman in the north of India weaving a basket is expressing her creativity no more or less than the entrepreneur in the UK starting a new business. What’s important is that we find a way.