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.
Bojack Horseman is a fantastic, mature cartoon about a washed-up actor horseman who just can’t seem to find happiness. He’s an alcoholic, sex-addicted narcissist who falls in love with people he shouldn’t and is friends with people who are too good for him. It’s a frighteningly real look at depression and dealing with the harshness of reality and how money can’t buy happiness. Several episodes are worthy of an Emmy. Give it a watch.
Phantogram is an awesome electronic pop duo that I finally got to see live with a friend this week. I love Phantogram’s music, but the show wasn’t the best. We were front and center, and our position and the poor sound mix made the music sound muddy. Plus, the opening act was horrendous. Still, I had fun, and I was glad to see one of my many favorite bands live.