On Creativity

A friend shared a graphic on Facebook of a quote by Osho, an Indian mystic who died in 1990, that went, “Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” I like that. I can’t speak for Osho, but for me, I make the following observation: Creativity is the mark of individuality. To be creative is to be imaginative. To imagine is to crawl inside one’s own mind to seek the treasures of what was, what is, and what could be. Only within the individual lies imagination, and thus creativity. Therefore, creativity is necessarily individualistic, bowing to no collective, nor to any master. For that, creativity is anarchy, and anarchy is the greatest rebellion in a world of taxation, control, war, and empires. Individuals are creative, states destructive. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.