Mankind is divided into three large groups on this question. The first believes that creativity and freedom are linked causally and are impossible without each other. Their motto is thinking outside the box. Free yourself from the shackles of conventional thinking, break templates and create.
The second believes that freedom is a dead end. They say it’s difficult to answer the request “think of something original and creative” because freedom is constraining. Their motto is thinking inside the box, finding solutions in constraints, including our proverbial freedom.
And there is a third group that believes that fuck it all, your freedom, your creativity, and don’t touch me at all.
What to do
Let’s first remember our agreements, and any agreement is a conscious restriction on freedom. We’ve agreed to think of creativity as
IT IS THE SKILL TO SEE THE NEW IN WHAT ALREADY EXISTS AND TO DO THE FAMILIAR IN AN UNUSUAL WAY.
So that our thoughts do not drift across the screen, let’s try to create a quick prototype of our system for thinking. Let’s list the main elements, but let’s do it by a special template, let’s call it a frame of interaction of system elements:
creativity – something – freedom.
Here are the variants:
- creativity – man – freedom
- creativity – will – freedom
- creativity – mind – freedom
- creativity – society – freedom
- creativity – action – freedom
So that our thoughts do not drift across the screen, let’Make your own list of elements, and put them inside our frame. Now, disco!
Look at the list you have made and answer the questions in sequence (i.e. use combinatorics and associative thinking):
- how does the element you have added help move from the beginning (of creativity) of the frame to the end (of freedom)?
- how will your added element help move from the end (of freedom) of the frame to the beginning (of creativity)?
- what properties of the added element reinforce the first part of the frame (creativity)?
- which properties of the added element reinforce the second part of the frame (freedom)?
- put the antonym of your element in the centre of the frame, what will change?
This would be the end of our five-minute thinking session, but an interesting fact came up.
Be free with your soul, your thoughts, your actions.
Creativity loves you.
AS A DAY IN THE I C. B.C. THE ROMAN RHETORICIAN QUINTILLIAN DEFINED SEVEN KEY QUESTIONS THE ANSWERS TO WHICH GIVE COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT: WHO? – WHAT? – WHERE? – WHY? – WHY? – HOW? – WHEN?
In lieu of reflection
Wikipedia articles: Freedom of Creativity, Cognitive Freedom, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Will, Freedom of Conscience, Morphological Freedom (Body Freedom), Political Freedom, Freedom of Information.