People are so inventive. You’ve got to love ’em!!
A mechanism for removing plastics from seas, painlessly taking honey from bees, producing biogas from waste in homes and reducing water use in the house.
Technology can make a difference.
So why are humans creative? Why do we love to dance, sing, play music, paint, write stories, write poems and express our emotions?
Well we are not alone. Other animals have displayed similar traits. Chimpanzees, Gorillas and even elephants have all enjoyed producing colorful art.
Whales produce the most amazing complex songs and sing to each other across oceans.
There seems to be a need for intelligent creatures to express themselves, to interpret their emotions, feelings and ideas in some creative manner.
The need to create crosses all cultures and has been repressed by various religions throughout history. When Rock ‘n’ Roll came in it was considered primitive and there was talk of bans. The Taliban and ISIS want to eradicate music, dance and any art that portrays human beings. Many books have been burnt. The Nazis wanted much art, writing and music banned.
But the urge for creativity is always more powerful than these repressive forces. People will go to extremes in order to create. The urge is strong.
Yet this is by no means all people. In this modern age most people do not create. They seem to have lost the urge. Why is that?
If we go back to our tribal past nearly everyone was involved in some creative expression, whether that be through dance, music, costume, hair or body art. We seem to have lost a lot of that. Is that a bad thing?
I would like to thank Rusty Garner-Smith for nominating me for the Creative Bloggers Award. I really appreciate it and am flattered to be recognised that way.
Rusty’s site is:
and it is well worth a visit.
Thanks a lot Rusty
All the best