metacool Thought of the Day

"To create is to potentially embarrass oneself in front of
others. It is about the courage to be oneself and to be seen as
oneself. Putting ink to a page, or pressing one’s fingers against clay,
or typing a line of computer code, or blowing glass and realizing
mistake. Or success. With everyone watching. But most importantly, you.

So it dawned upon me how important it is to be creative. Because
it means you have within you infinite capacity to experiment. You are
unafraid to go somewhere new because you are creating a new thought
process about your own creativity. You know that if you stop and no
longer challenge yourself, you cease to be creative. You become still,
silent, and the bow no longer connect with the strings and music is not
made. And you do not exist. You show you do not have the courage to

Creativity is courage. The world needs more fearless people that can
influence all disciplines to challenge their very existence. Creativity
is reflection aimed not at yourself, but at the world around you."

–  John Maeda 

2 thoughts on “metacool Thought of the Day

  1. Thank you for posting this.
    I especially resonate with the statement that “creativity is courage.” That is spot-on. I also think love is courage. So, could creativity=love? Or perhaps, creativity is birth from love. …
    I would also add that creativity is not only a reflection aimed at the world around me, but that it’s also a reflection of the world within me fused with – or influenced by – the world around me in history and in the present.

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