Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thought for the Day - The Connection Between Responsibility and Creativity

Struck me today that responsibility and creativity are closely related.
Pic: Satish Nargundkar
My take is that responsibility means being responsible for the 'now' or 'this moment'. Not forever. This is a freeing and empowering perspective to responsibility since all we really have is this moment only. (The other understanding of responsibility is that of being chained 'forever' where you are only thinking of all the work ahead for the rest of your life and have a serious and tired face.)

That is not the face of responsibility. True responsibility is really about how much you are actually giving to this moment. How responsible are you for making the moment more interesting, more intense, more deeper? When we look at it like that, responsibility becomes creative. We are responsible so we need to add to it, make it more interesting and fun.

'How can I make this moment more interesting since I am responsible for it?' is the question one must ask. Well, it can change your perspective from being one of boring and burdensome, to one of joy, empowerment and creation.

So think about it? What are the things you are responsible for and how are you going to deal with them?


Rajendra said...

It's worth staking a copyright on this one.

Harimohan said...

Thanks Raja. Chalo copyright office.