Genius & The Weight Of CreativityJosh Allan Dykstra2010-08-26T16:54:44+00:00 I just watched an incredible and insightful video on the oft-impossible weight of creativity from Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) at TED this year. If you consider yourself to be a creative person, or know someone who does, please take 20 minutes to watch this video. // If you liked that post, then try these...Lessons From SANG by Josh Allan Dykstra on October 15th, 2012Where The Hell Is Matt? by Josh Allan Dykstra on October 13th, 2009Fish Are Not Aware Of Water by Josh Allan Dykstra on June 17th, 2012Share the love:TweetEmail 0 Comments interesting talk. i think she definitely hit on something, but didn’t take it all the way (or took it the wrong way). i think the point that WE as humans are not the source of creativity is key to not self-destructing. there’s a lewis quote from the great divorce where he says something like “when the poet moves from the love of the thing he’s telling to the love of the telling, he finds himself in hell” or something to that effect. so, not just “divine inspiration”, but dedication to that which you are telling, not to your telling. the wrong turn i think was the “ole to you anyway”/”you are god” line near the end because you show up and do your work even without inspiration… though that seems almost oxymoronic. but interesting overall. Reply loved the video… regardless of her conclusions, i think it’s intriguing as it’s the open thoughts of a person on a creative journey, teetering on the divine… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.