10 Things Creative People Know
A recent UCLA study found that when young people engage in the arts at an early age, they outperform their peers in every category, from academics to life skills. Cross-cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien tells us that in many traditional cultures, when an ill person goes to the healer, he or she is asked four questions: When did you stop singing? When did you stop dancing? When did you stop telling your story? When did you stop sitting in silence? She calls these the healing salves. Numerous studies show that activities like drawing and creative writing—even knitting—raise serotonin levels and decrease anxiety.
This quote is taken directly from Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy’s article on the things that creative people know.
Creativity really is important and yet so many of us still consider ourselves uncreative. We all have the seeds of creativity within us, and just need to add a little attention to get those seeds to grow.
Check out this article for more on why creativity is important and the value it adds to our lives.