How to be Creative: Good Ideas

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So, you have a good idea and want to be creative. Hugh MacLeod offers humorous (some might say cynical) tips about what it takes to be creative. For example:

GOOD IDEAS ALTER THE POWER BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIPS, THAT IS WHY GOOD IDEAS ARE ALWAYS INITIALLY RESISTED.

Good ideas come with a heavy burden. Which is why so few people have them. So few people can handle it.

This manefesto was written for people far more younger than me- kids just leaving college, or folk who haven’t been in the real world very long, just looking to figure things out for the first time. Kids who want to do the same as me when I too was just starting out- stay alive spiritually while still being able to function in an adult world, without being eaten alive or turned into robots.

MacLeod’s view helps to clarify behavior of some of my former students.