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.
Blue Man Group
I saw these guys live in Chicago for my birthday. I’d last saw them in Florida about six years ago, and while the show hasn’t changed much since, I’m glad to say it was still as entertaining. These speechless guys painted blue do cool things like play sweet drum beats on pipes and barrels filled with paint, thereby splashing it everywhere. They involved the audience, too. Some of it has to be fake (I think the people they pull from the audience might be actors), but it’s still a good time.
After The Office, I decided it was time to watch another workplace comedy. This one is about immature doctors. Each episode has its share of laughs and life lessons, but it just isn’t as good as The Office. And while the characters are imperfect, some are downright awful. There are so many romantic subplots that are typical high school drama that it can be hard to keep up, but the show is still delightfully funny and tugs at your heartstrings at the right times. I recommend it.