Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
So I decided to join the rest of the world by watching through The Office for the first time. I remember seeing an episode in high school and not thinking it’s funny. That’s probably because you need to get to know the characters at the show’s pace to really “get” it. That said, I’m really enjoying the show. The first two seasons are gold, but the comedy quickly drops in quality as it feels like the writers are just making up the plot as they go. Plus, the 40-minute long episodes really ruin the show’s lighthearted pace. That said, each episode is just plain fun to watch. The fact that I’m almost done with season five after only a couple weeks is testament to that.