With creativity, the key thing is motive. Creativity is giving life to an idea. What idea are you giving life to, and why?

Hitler was creative. He gave life to an idea: Nazism.

Pol Pot was creative. He gave life to an idea: Year Zero.

Millions perished as a result.

And, on a different level, look at computer viruses. Incredibly creative, incredibly imaginative, incredibly destructive. Some of them wreak great, great havoc, bringing down entire systems and networks.

What is the father and mother of your idea? Love or hate? Life or death? Truth or untruth? Beauty or terror?

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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