Creativity & The Two Wolves

“What Is Creativity?” “…the emergence of a novel, relational product, growing out of the uniqueness of the individual.” (?Carl Rodgers, psychologist and writer)

“The occurrence of a composition that is both new and valuable.” (Henry Miller, writer)

 – you can demonstrate creativity simply by uttering a sentence in your mother tongue.

Elvin Box, one of my star tutors for Creativity & Innovation quoted this Cherokee legend of Two Wolves:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. … “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

The message here is that we are all creative; it’s what we choose do with it.

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