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10 Paradoxes of creative people

These are 10 paradoxes characters by Mihaly:

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

From Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, published by HarperCollins, 1996.

As we can see on the explanation above about some kinds of creative people, the fact is creative person is made, not born. A person who is not creative at all will be different when he try to think out of the box and look arround then find something new and be creative.

Creativity isn’t a big deal at all actually. It’s like our breath,  because it’s just a part of who we are. Some of us don’t realize this. People who say, “Oh, I’m not creative,” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” it sounds like they’re trying to convince themselves of something, rather than telling themselves the truth.

I like point 4 which states that creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality. For me, this is the key of being creative because without imagination and fantasy, someone will never think out of the box will will stuck to his old mind.

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability of forming mental images, sensations and concepts, in a moment when they are not perceived through sight, hearing or other senses. Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; it is a fundamental facility through which people make sense of the world (source : wikipedia)

Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Many works within the genre take place on fictional planes or planets where magic is common (source: wikipedia)

From that two words above, creative person can be made. Creativity is a mental and social process involving the discovery of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts. Creativity is fueled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight (source : wikipedia)

Creative is how to imagine something new from a fantasy and make it becomes true. That’s what creative means, and everybody can be creative when they try to make themself become a creative person.

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December 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE DISCUSSION OF A WISE MAN AND A STUBBORN GIRL

wise man : “jadilah wanita sejati. Berpakaianlah seperti wanita. Berbicara harus lembut dan sopan. Tidak baik bagi seorang wanita membicarakan hal yang tak perlu dibicarakan”

saya : “WHOM YOU MEAN?”

wise man : “ditujukan untuk semua wanita”

saya : “WHY? WHY WOMAN HAVE TO BE ‘REAL’ ?”

wise man : “karena begitulah yang terbaik. Kamu bagaimana?”

saya : “WHO CARES? IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME !!”

wise man : “loh.. kamu bukan wanita ya”

saya : I BORN TRULY WOMAN

wise man: “trus KENAPA kamu tidak peduli?”

saya : “I LIVE MY LIFE AS ME IN FRONT OF GOD. THERE’S NO USE OF BEING LIKE WHAT OTHERS WANT, IF THAT WOULDNT MAKE ANY SENSE TO MY HAPPINESS. DO YOU THINK WHY WE SHOULD LIVE? IT IS TO BE HAPPY, NOT TO BE CONTROLLED!”

wise man : ITU BENAR. Tapi apakah salah menjadi seorang wanita sejati?

saya : WHO SAID IT IS WRONG? BUT I DONT HAVE TO BE A ‘REAL WOMAN’ OTHERS WANNA HAVE. I HAVE BORN BEING A REAL ONE.’

wise man : lalu bagaimana kamu akan terlihat baik ataupun special bagi orang lain? dan kaum pria khususnya?

saya : I AM SPECIAL IN MY OWN WAY, NO MATTER OTHERS AGREE OR NOT. AND I DONT THINK I HAVE TO MIND WHAT MAN MAY SAY ABOUT ME, CAUSE THERES MORE THAN A BILLION MAN IN THE WORLD AND NOT ALL OF THEM ARE STEREOTYPE. I BELIEVE THERE’S ONE OUT THERE WHO’S SEEKING FOR ME WHATEVER I AM.”

wise man : orang bisa saja mengira kamu tidak terdidik

saya : OTHERS WOULDNT HAVE TO KNOW I AM EDUCATED OR NOT. SOMEWHAT I WILL BECOME: A NOBEL WINNER, MY PARENTS’ PROUDNESS AND ALSO ANGEL ON EARTH.. ONE AT THE TIME.. ALL AS MY HEART PLEASED

wise man : ASTAGA. keras kepapa amat ni anak

saya : THAT’S WHY I AM SPECIAL! wkwkwk

wise man : LOLOL

saya : EH ORANG BIJAK BISA NGOMONG LOLO JUGA! ASEEK!!

wise man : OMG!

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment