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Posted by Gbenga George on February 18, 2009 in Uncategorized
February 26, 2009 at 9:10 am
I don’t know how you got my email address. I almost deleted the mail when I saw it this morning. However I was attracted by the topic. I will not comment on the topic at this moment because I need to properly prepare one. I only wish to commend your effort in delving into a rather dry topic, philosophy, not attractive to many but certainly determine all.
February 26, 2009 at 9:22 am
I’m sorry, Francis. As much as I’d hate to spam your mail illicitly, I happen to have it from a small database I kept, being an alumnus of your school (CME/SMC/PAU). However, thanks for understanding my objectives and also, complimenting the good job on Philosophical discourse. Anticipate your comment, still.
February 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm
According to Microsoft Encarta 2008, Creativity, capacity to have new thoughts and to create expressions unlike any other. Creativity is a basic element in many human endeavors, such as art, music, literature, and performance.
Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2008. © 1993-2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
With the above and many other expressions to the theme of discourse, i can say in my own opinion that creativity is both in-born and self-made. In-born in the sense that naturally, individually we have something(s) inside of us that we does not need to go to school to do, but maybe due to society distress or unfriendly environment which has invariably affected many and this has resulted that is not everybody can cope and exhibit such. And on the other hand, self-made creativity is more patronized, being that we all want to be an enterprenuer, trying to start something (being creative…) due to this we try to learn in different ways to be creative.
But to round it up, God is the giver of creativity, being the CREATOR shows HIS’s CREATIVE.
Thanks for this platform, Gbenga.
March 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm
@Isaac, wouldn’t it rather contradict to say “Creativity’s found In-born in the sense that naturally, individually we have something(s) inside of us that we does not need to go to school to do, but maybe due to society distress or unfriendly environment which has invariably affected many and this has resulted that is not everybody can cope and exhibit such”. The phrase ‘maybe due to society distress’ allready encapsulates my point of creativity being learned or imbibed as a result of the immediate societal/environmental impact.
To be consisdered wise, one no doubt, should possess creative values. Agreed? If King Solomon were innately creative, he wouldn’t be asking God for wisdom. Also, if creativity were really innate as sight, feel etc., babies on their second day of birth will stand up in solidarity and head for the presidential villa (the Nigerian context demands creativity in such high places, and not just art-inclined perspectives). If we honestly picture the true instances of two different children born together, but seperated and grew apart. One in UK, the other, in surburbs of Damaturu, Yobe state (my apologies, lovely place but sharply contrasts). It is only OFTEN typical of the other, raised in the west, to think rather dynamically and/or resourcefully because then, his imaginations’ll be filled with images and thoughts of both the richly cultured West and back home in Yobe.
Another logical point we should take into cognisance is that of cause and effects. There’s a thin line, though quite a significant difference between Thought and Creativity. Since creativity is obviously determined by the mode and products of our thoughts…while thinking is inevitably a product of interaction, sight, sound and touch (corely empirical), there’s no gainsaying that creativity, no doubt is made/determined by several mortal factors.
March 12, 2009 at 10:38 am
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