Today, while pondering over typical college work (lots of reading), I wondered what denotes the level of creativity in a person. I mean, I have received the gratification of being placed into the class of "creative" people; but honestly, I do not know why. I assume that 'creativity' denotes originality of a thought or concept. Maybe this is why I do not consider myself all as creative as other people. But, who are the truly creative? Are they the ones that hype up on crazy drugs and paint some intense abstract art?
I do not typically indulge in drug use, though (actually, I never do). So, how would one go about earning the title of 'creative?'
Well, I think for one, most people only occasionally have extremely creative ideas that are not influenced by any outside forces. I can admit to being influenced by many different things to exhibit creativity of some form. For instance, imagine going to a party. You're snacking on Doritos (the best flavor, of course; use your imagination) with friends and a battle of wits breaks out amongst the group. You were at a party last week and a similar situation took place where one of the members of last week's party outsmarted you. Nobody at this party was at last week's party, so what do you do? Well, DUH. You use something similar (if not, exactly the same) to what the clever person at last week's party used on you. This way, you appear much more clever than anyone else there, and you redeem a few, "Wow! You're so creative!" compliments, as well.
So, if you ever wonder why you do not seem as creative as other people, you now know that they probably are not all as creative as you think.