Oh it can absolutely. Take persons on medications for example, or are we not including those?
Which angle are you comming from here?
I'm thinking writers block also... for a time at least...forever for some.
Umm... i'd say both can come in fits and bursts, lay dormant, only appear for limited periods in peoples lives.
They are very different things (well hmm, scale) but can be compared here.
This is carrying on on a journey in my head but i'll stop here and see what proceeds.
"We knew he was someone who had a tragic flaw, that's where his greatness came from"
Sure it can. Give the creative person the right amount of work that needs concentration. Let him work until he's too exhausted to do anything creative, then let him sleep until it's time to work again. Preferably give him a bit more work still, so that every next morning, he gets up with less energy. That should get him ill by the time there's a holiday. You'll get a very grumpy, but useful, uncreative person.
I haven't written/drawn/painted/baked for WEEKS and the spring holiday is almost over (and I'm almost healthy again, so once more they gave me juuuuuuust the right amount of work/illness/exhaustion to make me not write and still be ready for work when the time comes.)
The difference between ingenuity and creativity? To me, it seems ingenuity has a component of usefulness in it. It will at least sell. Creativity is everything, useless, useful, meaningful or not, popular or not,...
There are enough creative persons already. Nobody wants more of them:
PS. I'm still writing. Point is, while the universe wants me to just do my work and nothing more, I write because that's what I want to do!
Got questions? Ask an ENTP!
I'm female. I just can't draw women
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
What is the Public Education System for $300, Mr. Trebek.
Yes, public education is utter FAIL at promoting creativity, individuality etc. But isn't creativity sort of like the perennial fount, its precious waters forever escaping from some obscure crack? (No stone can waylay a natural spring or something like that?) Or no, can it truly be dammed up forever?
Add: does human survival count as proof that creativity/ingenuity are an inseparable part of our makeup?
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"There is no god; there is only us. Savage and fragile."
I guess anything normative can reduce creativity. the brain is a neural network based on a slightly variable native structure and feedback loops. the feedback change the wet ware which will change future feedbacks. the earliest the influence the more it will have a chance to be very defining of one's personality later in life as all the other experience branch out from it and neural plasticity lowers with age. (like branches of a tree)
so if there is a constant negative reinforcement of traits not promoting creativity (repetition, protocol etc) it will probably have to reduce creativity.
Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"
Theory is always superseded by Fact...
... In theory.
“I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.” Richard Feynman's last recorded words
"Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart." Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE