Can Everyone be a "Creative"?
I would like to start by saying that the term, "creative", is overused and becoming a clichè. I'm quite unimpressed and bored of people who claim to be such, but are actually the complete opposite of the definition of this word.
According to Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus, creative means:
2. Stimulating the imagination
When I look around I see a few people who own their sense of style and who they are as an individual and then I see people who make it obvious that they are here to be seen. I am not bashing either party, just expressing my opinion and speaking on my observations. I often ask myself various questions, such as: When did labeling yourself becoming such a necessity to people? What do "creatives" think differentiates themselves from the next person? Is everyone as distinct from one another as they think they are?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's okay to be similar to others and everything is not meant for everyone. Everyone is so focused on putting themselves in these boxes that they end up looking like everyone else. One thing my mother always told me growing up was to have my own and think on my own. It's cool to draw inspiration from others and make your twist on it. It's okay to not be interested in the arts, fashion, "the scene", and so forth. It's okay to not have your own website, logo, brand, YouTube channel, etc. To be honest, I enjoy being around the "boring" people than being around the people who are at every industry event trying to get noticed, but can't articulate a well meaning conversation with anyone in the room.
I believe everyone is creative in their own way. We all have our own modes of tapping into what excites us and that one thing about ourselves that gives off our je ne sais quoi. It would be ideal to see people tap into that special thing(s) that sparks their interest(s). Stop letting "society" tell you what you are and/or what you should be. We are all individuals with different interests. We all have things about us that are golden. Stop striving to be so different that you end up losing that individuality.