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Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working by Fergus O'Connell

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CREATIVITY IT’S NOT JUST FOR ARTISTS

The quote at the top of this chapter is taken from what may be the greatest piece of inspirational writing I have ever read.14

There are certain things that are meant to separate us human beings from the animals. Some of them are not very attractive – the fact that we’re capable of genocide, for instance – mass killing of our own species. But that’s not really what I’m thinking about here. Rather, it’s the more positive things.

More specifically, I’m pretty sure that one thing that separates us from animals is our need to be creative. Now let’s be clear here – I’m talking about creative in the widest possible sense ...

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