Two days ago, I saw our lab's cleaner Boy, Manju's exploits with MS-Paint and was amazed at his creativity. How a good talent is getting wasted here! He had built a painting with a house, a Shiva Linga and a snake twined around the Linga. There was another snake twined on one of the branches of a nearby tree.
The house, the shiva linga the tree and the snakes were geometrically correct. He had used some very unnatural colours. But the overall effect was good. The Painting was looking anything but bad.
The creativity that we get to see is not just creativity. It's creativity plus opportunity plus training. It's quite clear that inherent creativity is a much more prevalent virtue in a far more numerous people than we can comprehend. And neither is creativity a trait of only the rich and well-fed. Even those who are starving have live creativity within them. Creativity is so inherent in us that it breathes and speaks strongly even when the so-called more basic requirements are not sufficiently fulfilled.
I feel greatly hopeful that this inherent creativity will free this miserable species of its woes. One day it will.
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