Did you ever as a kid wish that you were from another time period? I know I did. Ah the Renaissance period where art was considered more than just a craft. But these days, I'm realizing that right here and now is the absolute best time in history to be a creative soul, and I'm lucky to be living in it.
Do you realize what is happening? We've been coming into a new age. An age that is ideal for us creative types, and its oh so exciting!
"The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind – computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers.
But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind – creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers."
The above quote is from a book called "A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future", which Pink wrote in 2005. He saw it coming long before any of us did.
The world has evolved from the Agricultural Age, to the Industrial Age, to the Information Age, and now (finally!) to the Conceptual Age.
We can thank the internet, and all of the other technologies that have connected us all for this wondeful new creativity age.
Because with these new technologies, we have the opportunity to share with the world our creative side. And because with it, there's nothing special and exciting about manipulating information anymore.
Bye bye Information Age. Hello New World!
Many individuals and big business are ripping their hair out over this big change though. People are losing their jobs, businesses are going bankrupt. Its a scary time.
Everything we ever knew about business and marketing is getting thrown out the window. One by one the internet is destroying old industries. It began with the music industry, then continued on to the movie industry. And now, publishers have a reason to be really scared.
The rules that these business were built on, don't apply anymore; so they're getting out-dated and in turn new, more innovative industries are moving in.
But for some of us, this new conceptual age is starting to excite us and light up our lives. Its a chance to tear up that rule book and find new ways of creating and doing business.
The ability to be a creative thinker is becoming your biggest asset.
So what does this mean for us creative women? It means that THIS is the best time in all of history to stand up, declare your passions, and make a living from it! Its time for you to stop making those excuses and get your art into the world.
The world is ready and waiting for you. Are you ready?
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Yes, I agree with him. If the world is going to survive, we HAVE to put the creative thinkers in charge. They are able to think outside the box, and, will be able to solve the pressing problems facing planet Earth. When NASA needs to brainstorm about how to solve a problem, who do they call? The movie and science fiction guys because they can think creatively.
That is why art education is so important for kids. It teaches them problem solving skills that they will need as adults. If you exercise your mind by thinking creatively, you get better at it.
Hey Rhonda! Its a surprise and delight to see you here! :)
I definitely agree with you, and sadly the schools still don’t seem to understand this. Art and other creative courses seem to be pushed to the back and are not valued as much as the other subjects.Creativity is the only way we are able to evolve and change for the better!