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.
Making a Murderer
Oh man, don’t even get me started on Making a Murderer. This real-life crime drama is about a Wisconsin man who’s been sentenced to life in prison for a crime he might not have committed. The ten-part Netflix series mostly focuses on Steven Avery’s trial for the murder of of a 20-something woman. The series shows how fishy the trial was considering much of the most damning evidence was found by Manitowoc County deputies who were embarrassed after they helped convict Avery for a sexual assault he was exonerated for years earlier. Many say the documentary is biased, and maybe it is, but I think it shows that even if Avery is guilty that he shouldn’t be in jail based on the reasonable doubt much of the so-called evidence showed.