Why everyone must pursue a creative field

Everyone must write.
Or design.
Or paint.
Or edit videos.
Or shoot videos.
Or write a blog.
Or have an online cookie-selling business.
Or compose music and ship it.


Not to make money off it.
But to understand how any creative process works.

The time that goes into “creation.”
The time that goes into iteration or revision.
The time that goes into understanding the fact that anything that looks “simple” takes longer than complexity and urgency takes.

Otherwise, we are just chainless monkeys asking creative people to “deliver on this urgent project immediately” 18 days of the week, without being empathetic and perhaps even brutal to their art. And ultimately the quality of their “urgent task”.