A word I despise: creativity...
Brilliant piece. Every word and sentence mattered. Please write more!!
"Analyze your own hits against your meh songs to find the difference." Isn't that a bit depressing? Seems to mean "Wait until other people indicate what they like, then replicate that." Contrary to traditional definitions of art... 😕
You are one of my favorite writers here on substack! Glad you’re back!
Loved this piece. So many great ideas and very motivational to go pursue something original.
This is great, Vicky! The quintessential intersectional piece. Love this view, one that I have embraced myself years ago.
Absolutely love that last line: Creativity is seeing fearlessly. By seeing fearlessly, creativity becomes a proxy for intelligence. 💕
This is packed with interesting thoughts, Vicky. Loved how you take us through so many viewpoints, quotes and opposing ideas.
Ever since you mentioned it I've been reconsidering the concept of "creativity", how it's usually too abstract and misunderstood. But you're right, there's some replicable formulas there, and even further, it's everywhere and becomes a way to go through life fearlessly.
Nice! Keep these intelligent pieces coming :)