EF37 (BTP-EF13): Where Creativity Comes From and How to Find Your Uniquely Bloody Fingerprint — Behind the Podcast of Episode EF13PLAY | DOWNLOAD Through psychological theories ranging from William James to Carl Jung with a neuroscientific backup, the goal is to demystify the long-living mystery as it turns out - what art is and what we believe it to be are two different ideas. Even more important, people who are capable to create art might not just be a chosen few. More...
Episode EF37 Summary
Spoiler alert: You’re about to listen to a Behind The Podcast (BTP) of Episode EF13, which was Season 1, Episode 11 of the Evolve Faster Podcast titled The Bloody Fingerprint of Creativity. The driving question of this episode (and this BTP) for you to think through is … Where does creativity come from?! It’s a fascinating question that actually has surprisingly little research or philosophical investigation.
As a reminder about Episode EF13: Facing a serious amnesia, Eric Clemens with the help of Dr. Eden Harper tries to recollect his lost memories. Dr. Harper takes an unconventional road not only to help Eric track his past, but to create a foundation for his future as well. As they dig deeper and deeper, Eric has to face demons he didn’t know even existed. This episode of the Evolve Faster Podcast will investigate what art is and how do we perceive the concept of creating art. Through psychological theories ranging from William James to Carl Jung with a neuroscientific backup, the goal is to demystify the long-living mystery as it turns out – what art is and what we believe it to be are two different ideas. Even more important, people who are capable to create art might not just be a chosen few.
The eleventh episode of the first season of the Evolve Faster Podcast Episode is driven by the big question Where does creativity come from?! It’s impossible to understand if creativity is born as soon as we are or is creativity a quest we need to work to achieve. Or maybe, it’s both?
To peek behind the curtain of Episode EF13, we’ll dissect the following submitted questions:
- Why this question? Where does creativity come from?!
- Are the story and Eric modeled after anyone? Is this autobiographical?
- I didn’t really get the cryptomnesia part the doctor mentions, can you explain it?
- Where did the bloody fingerprint metaphor concept come from?
- There was a comment from the episode saying that the Questions are Hidden by the answers. Can you explain this?
- And more…
What is The Source Of Creativity?
The big question driving Episode EF13 is … What is the source of creativity? Everyone wants to use their imagination to create art. But everyone around you seems to be more creative than you. And the same thought lingers in the mind of the person you see as creative. So most never act on the creative impulse and, like a muscle, it atrophies. Without social approval, our creativity doesn’t exist and this creates a false belief you need to be special to be creative.
But art, imagination, and creativity aren’t mystical powers divinely granted to only a few, but instead are a cumbersome process where you need to wake up every day and work hard — just like any other job requiring hard work and years of practice. Although everybody wants to be creative, it’s the will we usually lack. But, unlike some mysterious force we can’t define, the will is more than attainable. Do you have the guts to face the failures you’ll have to endure to attain it?
Into The Rabbit Hole
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