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Balancing creative inflows with outflows

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posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 12:35 AM
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I put this here in predictions and prophecies because of the impact this would have on human civilization should this idea become widespread. The balance between creative output by individuals when compared with creative input absorbed by everyone has never in history been more slanted in my view. Humans consume creative input from outside sources at a much higher level than individual creative outflows than any time in history. I think this imbalance will at some point self correct given the creative tools being spread by mobile devices on the whole. For now the pendulum has not even started to swing back in that direction by my view. I am sure opinions vary on this but I feel the imbalance between creative output in humans being more towards individual output helps all of human civilization for the most part. I will try and do my part as I can and I would hope the pendulum keeps swinging back to individual creativity for the foreseeable future.




posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 12:58 AM
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a reply to: machineintelligence

Not as long as they are being isolated
and brainwashed by their cellphones.
'Do you not see what is happening?

People are turning in to Cell Phone Zombies.

Less and less create,more and more manipulate.

These kids do not want to learn the Cello.
They want to "click and go".
Good God, what will they do if the cell towers
go out? I am seriously concerned for the people.

S&F for your effort fellow member.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 01:32 AM
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a reply to: machineintelligence

Sounds like you are talking about Orgone Energy:




posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 09:44 AM
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for several generations now we have been fed the toxic idea that our only value is what we can contribute economically. and as a result, creativity is plundered.

all anyone seems to want anymore is to be RICH!...

... not to create anything of value or beauty.


you are nothing more than a dollar sign.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 11:53 AM
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a reply to: machineintelligence

I expected a slightly different discussion based on title alone. Something along the lines of "energy work", prana, manifestation, etc.

"Creative input", as you term it, is "consumption" in my view. And we all consume something.

Many people may not write stories or songs, or make paintings. Maybe they make brick walls, or hardwood floors, or electrical circuits.

Neither is better. Everyone needs floors, walls, stories, songs and paintings. I just think the world would be great if everyone found their way to their "thing" and felt good in their contributions. But the older I get, the more I realize that maybe intense competition is necessary in the world.

Like your story, btw.



posted on Nov, 9 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal
Some days the Buzzing of all these electrical frequencies. Fry my head and I need to turn everything off... But its still there eeeee ING in the background



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 02:47 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses
Technically building walls, floors or electrical circuits is directly creative in its own way. Even having a conversation is a creative expression. Its more the general grind of society that turns people into zombies. Im sure if all you do is paint pictures and grind your life away doing it even if you dont want to.... then it wouldnt be very creative anymore and just a shell of what it once was.... Music is even getting that way these days naturally anyway. So basically what im trying to say is I think that its up to the individual to be creative.... and whatever it is you are being creative about has nothing to do with it. I feel this imbalance op is talking about is just the lack of creative freedom the general population has because of the lack of creative freedom the system allows... well as far as the 9-5 work grind it wants to distract us with so we dont come up with anything creative... carpentry or improv dancing alike... what yall reckon?



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 03:11 AM
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It will come I believe. You say there will be a balancing process and I'm sure there will be, like a rubber band snapping and suddenly creativity is playing catch up. We are just in a lull right now.

I think it is in a stage of being recognized / transitional right now. Are we nearing the end of the information age and transitioning into another age of what some call the experiencing age. Experiences...

I expect we will see a burst of creativity in the new age, and are already seeing some. I guess its a-lot at how you look at it.

A sure sign of the info age ending is censorship. The conundrum to the situation is that some of the information providing giants who gave the outlet for information in the 1st place are the ones taking it back. We are witnessing something coming back and biting its tail, but that is another subject entirely.

leolady



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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: ManyMasks

Yeah,
welcome to the future on 24/7
frequency beams.

With 5g it will eventually
be connected to to every new
product you purchase.

Why? Because the population
IS The Resource Commodity.

S A V V Y ? Horrorshow



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Yeah but it's the same for everybody, unless those e lites have special foil hats, I wonder if they will have a 5g tower for each of their massive properties.



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Madness218

Sorry to not respond sooner. I haven't logged in for a week. Thank you for your response.

Specific to your post: building walls, floors, or electrical circuits might be creative acts, to certain people, e.g., engineers and architects. For the most part, though, the people building are engaged in acts of construction i.e., labor. (I hope this isn't misconstued as a value judgment.)

Your post brings up an interesting questions. What is "creativity", exactly? How is it defined and is it universal? Can someone improve their creativity through thoughtful repetition, like physical strength?

Sorry this is maybe scattered thinking. I have a crying newborn to attend to. Gotta run. Welcome to ATS BTW.



posted on Nov, 18 2019 @ 02:34 AM
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Speaking of creativity, I have always been creative, by that I mean I have always felt the desire, need to make. It is usually drawing, but also music, origami, building etc.
The feeling comes and goes to a degree, I am not alway s creating but if I'm not, it feels like I am missing something and not whole.

One thing that I have noticed a lot, when I get :a particular idea, when I really get into something, the spark of ideas, creativw influx can be almost overwhelming. Ideas flow, it can be any time of the day, its like I can't easily regulate it and it can be great, but also quite tiring.



posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 01:10 AM
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a reply to: StuKE

You are not alone in this. Likely this is the reason for the rise in prescription Adderal. I simply write and organize files on whatever I come up with. Sometimes it is a short story or a book. Other times I have to make a model on the computer and some smaller ideas I just make prints on paper but sometimes I just print out the model in 3D. On occasion, I have an idea and I just go out into the shop and build it. My point is when I am consuming entertainment I am not producing my own contribution to the creative part of our nature. I think collectively this imbalance is widespread nowadays.



posted on Dec, 2 2019 @ 06:44 AM
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originally posted by: tgidkp
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all anyone seems to want anymore is to be RICH!...

One dictionary defines materialism as “a preoccupation with or stress upon material rather than intellectual or spiritual things.” Thus, materialism is rooted in our desires, our priorities, and our focus in life. Thus an individual is materialistic, not because of how much he has, but because of putting a priority on material things. The apostle Paul stated: “Those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many senseless and hurtful desires, which plunge men into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains.” (1 Timothy 6:9, 10) It is the determination to be rich and the love of material things that cause problems.

The Bible also warns that a shift in focus from spiritual things to material things can overtake us before we know it, with sad consequences.​—Proverbs 28:20; Ecclesiastes 5:10.

Proverbs 28:20

20 A faithful man will receive many blessings,

But the one hastening to get rich will not remain innocent.


Ecclesiastes 5:10

10 A lover of silver will never be satisfied with silver, nor a lover of wealth with income. This too is futility.

Proverbs 8:1-11

1 Is not wisdom calling out?
Is not discernment raising its voice?
2 On the heights along the road,
It takes its position at the crossroads.
3 Next to the gates leading into the city,
At the entrances of the doorways,
It keeps crying out loudly:
4 “To you, O people, I am calling;
I raise my voice to everyone.* [Lit., “to the sons of men.”]
5 You inexperienced ones, learn shrewdness;
You stupid ones, acquire an understanding heart.* [Lit., “understand heart.”]
6 Listen, for what I say is important,
My lips speak what is right;
7 For my mouth softly utters truth,
And my lips detest what is wicked.
8 All the sayings of my mouth are righteous.
None of them are twisted or crooked.
9 They are all straightforward to the discerning
And right to those who have found knowledge.
10 Take my discipline instead of silver,
And knowledge rather than the finest gold,
11 For wisdom is better than corals;* [See Glossary.]
All other desirable things cannot compare to it.


... The “understanding heart is one that searches for knowledge”; it is not satisfied with a mere superficial view but seeks to get the full picture. (Pr 15:14) Knowledge must become ‘pleasant to one’s very soul’ if discernment is to safeguard one from perversion and deception.​—Pr 2:10, 11; 18:15; see KNOWLEDGE.

Source: Understanding (Insight on the Scriptures, Volume 2)

Back in 1956, a news columnist wrote: “It is estimated that a century ago the average man had 72 wants, of which 16 were regarded as necessities. Today, the average man is estimated to have 474 wants, 94 of which are regarded as necessities. A century ago, 200 articles were urged upon the average man by salesmanship​—but today there are 32,000 articles which require sales resistance. Man’s necessities are few​—his wants, infinite.” Today, people are bombarded with the idea that material wealth and possessions are the principal thing in life. Thus, many come to ignore the wise advice of Ecclesiastes 7:12: “Wisdom is for a protection the same as money is for a protection; but the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom itself preserves alive its owners.”

Religion’s Fruits

The commercialization of religion has led to “corruption, immorality and other forms of indiscipline in our churches,” declared the patriarch of the Methodist Church of Nigeria. He admitted, according to Nigeria’s Daily Times, that the church contributed to a wave of crime in Nigerian society by “soliciting and receiving gifts from criminals and corrupt public officers.” He also said that the misbehavior of religious leaders and members had turned the church into “a place for mischief-makers, cheats, and immoral acts.”

Femi Abbas, a commentator on Islamic affairs, likewise associated the increased rate of crime with the influx of people into highly commercialized religious groups. Writing in the National Concord of Nigeria, he observed that leaders of these groups gained their following through a “sweet tongue, smartness and the ability to outwit others,” and he commented that they only “masquerade under the cloak of faith.”

Such bad fruits are to be expected when religion focuses on material things. They prove the accuracy of the Bible’s prophecy that “in the last days” people would be “lovers of money, . . . having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power.” “They will not put up with the healthful teaching, but, in accord with their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves to have their ears tickled.” On the other hand, true religion can be expected to emphasize spiritual rather than material things. It would thus motivate people whose honorable lives make them better citizens as well as faithful servants of God.​—2 Timothy 3:1-5; 4:3; Matthew 6:19-21, 33; 7:16-21.

Source: Insight on the News (1986)
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