Fly Like A (Creative) Eagle: Creativity Series (Guest Blog)


When I put out the call for guest blogs about creativity, I knew I did not want to just have one type. Over the next month or two I do have creative people, educators, business people, and students who be entering the adult world of un-creativity soon enough.
Golden Eagle is a young woman whose blog The Eagle’s Aerial Perspective is intelligently written, varied in scope, and she has a huge following. She remains anonymous due to the vagaries and dangers that lurk on the Internet. Don’t let that dissuade you from becoming a fan of her page.
The Creativity Series Guest Blogs
I can’t help but wonder where we’d be without creativity: Golden Eagle
It may not always follow the rules, it can put up obstacles for seemingly simple problems, and it isn’t often a straight line from A to B—sometimes it takes a looping, vermiculated path from A to J to M and then to B—but the trip through the land of creativity is important.
The initiator of the journey can be anything; it’s up to the circumstances and, often, a simple idea from the person doing the creating. Once an idea begins to realize, that’s where the adventures begin.
The experience of using energy in a productive way can often be enjoyable, and, indeed, meaningful. Thinking outside of the box is necessary for new ideas and is one of the reasons creativity is so significant, for different and unique ways of doing things have driven society in many directions. The world would be a different place if everything people did was for getting things done and nothing else.
In many cases, of course, there is a call for maximum efficiency and function over form, or just getting a job done, and then creativity is understandably of less regard—you wouldn’t want a crucial bit of machinery to be put together with artistic flair, for example, or a serious matter dealt with in a way that has too many risks.
Creativity is integral when it comes to individual expression and finding ways to differentiate from the masses, in any medium. In the end, it’s a way of coming up with something unique and distinct, and at the same time, often shows a passion and an energy that might not have otherwise been there.
Do you see creativity as important?
I blog at The Eagle’s Aerial Perspective.

The Golden Eagle is the pseudonym of a Chinese-American girl who loves to write, read, blog, and learn; her favorite genre, and the one she most often writes in, is Science Fiction.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RAAckerman @ Cerebrations.biz
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 08:13:31

    Ah, but creativity is probably required to get all those little pieces to fit inside that machinery….

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  2. Hobby
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:28:28

    I believe creativity comes to play in several places… most likely the beginnning in creating a concept, and then, in seeing the end through envisioning a finished product, successful conclusion or accomplishment. Along the way, creativity plays a part in figuring out ways around roadblocks or stumbling points, and in teamwork if there is more than one person working on a project. Also, taking a break from methodical, logical thinking and allowing the mind to play, can bring a fresh energy to analytical processes.

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  3. zencherry
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:34:49

    I don’t know. I think that even in serious matters, creative thinking goes a long way in helping figure out a resolution. My son’s doctor once saved a man’s life when they were out of some sort of something or another and he made an all-call to the people in the waiting room for alcohol; any type of drinking alcohol. Evidently, using whiskey from a guy’s flask was just the creative twist to keep someone ticking. Niiice. 😉

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  4. Patricia Gozlan
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:40:14

    I believe that when our mind is geared to solutions and focused only on the positive side om the HOW can I get there creativity comes naturally!
    I use mind mapping whichreflects how the brains works to find solutions and chunk down the information;)
    Thanks for this interesting post!

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  5. Old Kitty
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 09:56:04

    Hello there lovely Golden Eagle! I think creativity in everyday life is so important for the soul and for one’s well-being! Yay for thinking outside the box!! Take care
    x

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  6. Donna Hole
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 23:43:45

    An interesting perspective on creativity.

    ……..dhole

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  7. Li @Flash Fiction
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 23:53:52

    I agree, Eagle. As in all things, I believe it’s about balance. Although I’m a huge fan of creativity and thinking outside the box, I also believe that there are times when following the rules and adhering to set ways of doing things is important, as long as it doesn’t become stubbornness and refusal to at least consider other ideas. The best partnerships are often between opposites – the free-thinking creative “idea” person, and the logical, grounded “get ‘er done” partner.

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  8. laughingwolf
    Dec 10, 2011 @ 03:49:21

    seems ‘reality’ can bring ‘creativity’ up short, very quickly… i had mine stomped on, literally, heavy-handidly, by a high school math teacher… though dead now, i still despise him for what he did to me… took years for me to recover enough to try again… something precious died that day, i can’t seem to bring it back 😦

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    • bornstoryteller
      Dec 10, 2011 @ 09:42:59

      Sorry to hear that. I detest teachers like that…and there are still so many out there. The system fosters that, as they have to have students “on target”. Try to find what you had and let the dead go.

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