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Relevant Creativity

I honestly do not know how long I will be able to be relevantly creative to society. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember. The idea of creating something that can be viewed, used and admired by others has always fascinated me. I truly believe this is a gift from God. Unfortunately, from as far as I can see, creativity is both a gift and a skill. If creativity is not consistently used it dwindles. Luckily, the contrary is applicable. If creativity is repetitively used and encouraged, the skill strengthens. The catch here is that creativity is captive by time. What is creatively relevant today may not be relevant tomorrow. To prove the point, when was the last time you saw an advertisement styled in Andy Warhol modeled art and photography? Exactly. The same goes with music. The records that topped the charts in the 70s do not sound very similar to the records topping today’s charts. So with this being said, I believe if one knows they have the gift of creativity they must use it as much as possible, creating a legacy of their own to look back on when the day comes that their output of creativity is irrelevant.