Check out the New Blog Here!

Click on "Bliss Habits" and let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cultural Creativity

CREATIVITY - The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. [Click here for this week's Bliss Initiatives.]

My "creative things to try" post is taking longer then I expected so rather then rushing and squeezing it in an already busy busy schedule I decided to share something else today. I've been enjoying my tour around the CREATIVITY internet kingdom and came across an interesting article about how an entire country is making creativity its focus. "Japan is already transforming itself in ways no other major economy has by completely redefining its national mission to one of creativity and innovation... If "creativity" is defined as something that is both different and useful, then it is little wonder that first-time visitors to Japan are usually overwhelmed by the creativity they see all around them. The famed shopping and entertainment districts, luxurious hotels, striking architecture, truly convenient public transportation, gadgets, fashions, and even the serene temples tucked away on side streets all convey the power of Japanese uniqueness and utility."

 Read the entire Business Week article here: "Japan's Next Mission: Be Creative  The younger generation is behind a drive to redefine Japan as a leader in design and innovation—think fashion, architecture, video games, and hybrids"  by John Beck

I  know that when I  think about creativity I am mostly concerned with my personal art or at the most the personal product of an individual I have deemed creative, an artist, writer, architect and so on. Thinking of creativity in a broader community and cultural way is something I haven't been giving attention. After reading John Beck's article, I think perhaps I and we (broad based cultural we here) should!

Next post: Creative things to try (Really!)

My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Start Building YOUR Empire Today!

Empire Building Kit

Legal Stuff

Bottom Line: Don't steal. Stealing isn't nice and it is also illegal.

© Kathy Sprinkle and Everyday Kathy, 2009-2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Everyday Kathy with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

  • 1. TEMPERANCE - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  • 2. SILENCE - Speak not what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  • 3. ORDER - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  • 4. RESOLUTION - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • 5. FRUGALITY - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. waste nothing.
  • 6. INDUSTRY - Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  • 7. SINCERITY - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • 8. JUSTICE - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  • 9. MODERATION - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • 10. CLEANLINESS - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths or habitation.
  • 11. TRANQUILITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  • 12. CHASTITY - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or to the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
  • 13. HUMILITY - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


Related Posts with Thumbnails