Do We Really Want Passionate and Creative People?
Just find your passion and get to work on creating your art or creative business venture, right?
It isn’t always so easy or straightforward.
Once they reach a certain level of achievement and acclaim, artists such as Michelangelo – or David Lynch or Lady Gaga – may be more free to be passionate and contrary or eccentric.
But as Andrea Kuszewski notes in the following post, there are often conflicting attitudes and suppressive attitudes toward creative children and adults.
Creativity: A Crime of Passion
Creativity seems to be the “buzz word” of the 2000s. Society values it, companies need it, and employers want it. Or do they?
By Andrea Kuszewski
“Creativity is supposed to be a good thing, something we aspire to achieve. However, those who are the most creative are often faced with the worst treatment and the most rejection for their ideas.
“To put it simply, people in positions of authority and management generally like and value those who follow rules…”
Eby, D. (2011). Do We Really Want Passionate and Creative People?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 1, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2011/11/do-we-really-want-passionate-and-creative-people/