A Manifesto on Creativity

by Laura Simms on 01.10.10

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My feet over the blue lagoon by gromgull

I’m starting a revolution.

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who identify as creative, and those who don’t. I’d like to change that.

There are untold numbers of books and websites and resources marketed for “creatives,” and perusing them got me asking questions.

“Who isn’t creative?”

“Why does creativity belong to ‘creatives’?”

“What makes someone creative?”

I strongly believe that we are all creative. Some of us have come to connect to this idea, and some of us haven’t.

What if…

parents, bankers, politicians, teachers, teens, managers, doctors, caregivers, police, busboys, business owners, window washers, retirees, clergy, athletes, and administrators

all accepted that they were creative and worked towards reaching their creative potential?

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if every person valued and invested in the creativity that they innately possess?

I think so, and that’s why I’m on a mission. I help people who already identify as creative do their thing, and people who don’t identify as creative find their thing and embrace their creativity. Does that last part sound like I’m try to sell shoes to people who aren’t convinced that they have feet? Maybe I am. But the truth is, they got feet.

Not everyone wants to live life as a creative. Not everyone desires to take their creative work to the next level. But when you’re ready to join the revolution, I’ll be here.


Your manifesto shoud be taught as a required class starting in elementary schools (right beside reading and writing!).



lol. You read my mind. This is why I started the rebellion. I think you word things in a better way than I do. lol.


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