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Thanks for writing this—which I will share.
I appreciate the reference to your theory, Ragnarok
Could you share what goals you’re hoping for?
Thanks, Alex, for all you’ve said. I am glad my report resonated with you. I’m a community organizer at heart and so, for me, it’s not so much courage that professionals need as much as ways to organize themselves together with nonprofessionals to create something other than the existing institutional system. And a component of that organizing something other is new kinds of conversations .
Thank you, J, for sharing yourself with readers.
Thanks for the reference, Lily. And I agree. Grass roots activism is key to change in daignosis as well.
I’ll share some of what I’ve observed, heard about and experienced, Alex, regarding lack of opportunity to exercise our creativity and, for some, to even have a sense that it is something we all have the capacity for. There’s the institutional level of of constraints on exercising our capacity to create. Schools are the number one culprit. Neighborhoods and communities in which there are few places and/or little time to do so are another. I’m sure you can think of others. Then there’s the dominant way we are socialized in our culture(s) to think about what creativity is—the product of individuals that are exceptional, the idea that some are creative and others are not. The squashing of dreams, the fear of looking silly…
Is this helpful?
Thanks for all the support and enthusiasm regarding art and creativity. I think we’re touching upon a social inequality not recognized often enough—the unequal distribution of opportunities to live creatively instead of pseudo-scientifically.