Tag Archives: creativity

Thinking about work, creativity and the meaning of life

My sense is that not a lot of deep thinking about labor goes on on Labor Day. Do we even toast labor or laborers with our beers? It functions more as a last gasp of summer. In a tourist destination it has a somewhat different meaning. Do Cape Codders still wave goodbye to exiting summer […]

Creativity isn’t (necessarily) good

In an early radio report of the recent upstate New York prison break, the reporter made a point of emphasizing that Governor Cuomo “seemed truly impressed” with the sheer accomplishment of the escape. Vicious murderers they may be, the governor seemed to think, but you have to admire the creativity. There was a touch of […]

The creativity of everyday life

We tend to use the word and concept “creative” very restrictively. Mostly for artists, maybe inventors. Most jobs are not considered creative. Or most lives. There are creative people and there are the rest of us. We tend to put creative people on a pedestal. But if you back off from this common creative/uncreative dichotomy […]