Creative outlets – Just do it.
Creativity is an innate human quality. One can see it throughout their lives. When children have imaginary friends and play make-believe to the dreams that every one of us has each night, creativity is something we do not let go of all our lives. Every human achievement is a result of the creative processes of individuals, whether it be a thought, idea, design or a combination of these.
Writing is creative, in and out of itself.
A reaction to: “On Writing for the Public”
Most of us are trained extensively in our crafts, whether it be art, business, engineering, literature or matchstick making. This is a result of either an arduous curriculum in college or a long stint of working in a certain profession, doing something over and over until it becomes second nature to us. Very soon, one becomes so proficient that decisions are made and opinions are formed in a split second with a high degree of confidence and authority. This is also true with day-to-day activities and most importantly in my opinion, with values and morals. This is where writing takes on a different role.
The Value of trying New Things
If you have ever observed a baby growing up, you would have seen that every few minutes it tries something new. The same toy is used differently each time. It also uses its speech differently and tries making different sounds. This continuous experimentation leads to the development of essential skills. Sounds that it likes, it chooses to repeat, others are never heard again. Of course, as we grow older and more boring, we learn the proper use of the toys and the sounds that we are capable of making and all this experimentation seems to stop. We get into a comfort zone where everything is familiar, tried and tested and the risk of failing is limited.
Envision your future
Where do you see yourself 5/10/20/30 years from now? What are your goals and what do you think you will gain from this position?
Everyone who has ever prepared for any kind of interview would have come across these two questions. Most people have beautifully constructed stock answers for them and will be able to eloquently recite them to a prospective employer or research advisor in their sleep.