To me, creativity is a combination of the stuff of what a person observes throughout his lifetime. It is a process that makes us combine what we know to come up with something in a way it’s not presented like that before. This action could be seen as genius or awkward as well from other peoples’ point of view, which is not really important if you ask me. What I believe is that the only important thing in generating ideas or creating some stuff is the person’s achievement in accomplishing this process, regardless of other people agreeing or disagreeing with this new idea/product’s creativity. Moreover, I also believe that inspiration is one of the most important things during this process. In other words, who knows, maybe even the man that invented the wheel for the first time was inspired by a bug which was rolling down the hill. On the other hand, we all are creative in one way or another but we often just don’t know how to express it.
As Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”. In my opinion, the way we are growing up is killing our creativity, which can also be observed from the beginning of our education to the lifestyle we choose to live. One of the most important speeches that I encountered about schools’ killing creativity was Ken Robinson’s TED talk: http://bit.ly/1BAkQ8YIn other words, creativity usually has no room in the way that we are building (or supposed to build) our lives. We begin having so much to lose to express our thoughts to others: such as our social life, job or family. Afterwards, we begin to have self-doubts of ourselves, which are far worse than having others judging you. Again as Sylvia Path says “The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt”. Above all, if a person wants to reveal its creativity he firstly needs to be avoiding his doubts about whether he would not be able to make it.