One of the biggest reasons that I hear for why creative play doesn’t have a bigger place in people’s lives can be boiled down to three words:
“What’s the point?”
In other words:
“I’ll never be a master.”
“I’ll never be as good as So-and-So.”
“I’ll never make a living from it.”
Etcetera, ad nauseum.
And the conclusion drawn from all of these truisms is, “so why even bother?”
I wrote a blog post about this back in 2012, which I republished last year, but it’s an issue that can never get too much attention, as far as I’m concerned, so that’s what we’re talking about today — the gremlin that I refer to as the “Why Do I Even Bother” Gremlin.
My answer to “what’s the point?” involves a trip to the San Francisco Library, Baryshnikov, spinner dolphins, and even a little bit of evolutionary theory.
Have a listen.
And to read the original post that inspired this episode, click here.
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The original post that this episode is inspired by: The “Why Do I Even Bother?” Gremlin, Spinner Dolphins, and the Point
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