National Creativity Day:
The National Creativity Day is rejoiced annually on May 30th to applaud the hidden artistic side of people, which enables them to utilize their imaginative power to make the world a better, more friendly, and beautiful place to survive.
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Why National Creativity Day?
Human beings take birth as creative beings. Some are less, and others are more. The more creative people implement their innovative ideas in their daily lives and get an edge over others. Creativity expands perspectives and helps people develop new problem-solving ways, always providing a sense of expression and joy. It allows to bring out an exquisite and unseen side of a person, giving a sense of self-insight.
Creativity makes life more exciting and dreamier. As we grow up, the flame of creativity starts vanishing due to the daily life cycle. A day to ignite that flame again can never be a wrong approach as it is the core of being human; it is about making a significant change in the direction of happiness. It also helps in balancing between the brain and the heart.
Every human is creative. The early humans, too, wore leaves as clothes and made tools to hunt, a clear representation of their creativity at a prehistoric level.
In the Pre 14th Century, creativity, called human expression, was treated divine. Plato derived the term’ divine madness’ on the hypothesis that the human body is controlled by gods as a medium of their expression. In the 14th Century, a book titled The Parson’s table was written, and references to creation were found. Around this time, prominent artists like Leonardo Da Vinci too started crediting themselves for their work by saying, “this is an expression of my creativity.” Creativity started losing grounds later and lost its ‘divine status.
After World War II, many ideas flourished due to increased funding in research and the newly formed industries. The hoard of making things better than others started, and the freedom of expression aided the most. The Abstract Expressionism movement brought out the dominant trends in American Paintings in the 1950s. People started emphasizing their inspirational words and exercising their freedom of technique and execution to bring out their creative character. After some time, scientists began systematic research actually to understand creativity. It was discovered that creativity is a human trait that lies in the core of the brain’s Frontal Cortex, with the advancement of science.
The imaginative happiness releases dopamine, which lightens our mood, so innovative medical treatments to tackle psychic disorders also came into being. Dancing, singing, and coloring are now an integral part of mental therapies. The progress we see now is an output of the continuous imaginative initiatives of many people. We must carry the ‘creative legacy’ further.
But, unfortunately, what once became a symbol of liberty, is in a crisis now. Many significant studies show that there are significant declines in ‘out of the box thinking skills. Time is asking for many sacrifices, and the spirit that can still keep the enthusiasm alive is creativity and imaginative power. A day to remind ourselves of the artistic side can prove very refreshing and fulfilling.
Albert Einstein said it right that “creativity is intelligence having fun.” It is a mixture of imagination, happiness, mistakes, experiments, and fun. So why not make it contagious?
How Can we celebrate National Creativity Day:
- Unleash your inner child
Start by working on something you admired the most as a kid. When was the last time you made something from clay?
- Stay away from your daily routine.
It’s a break. Stay away from your job and do something different. Try experimenting with new things.
- Show some love
Post your art photos and videos using the #NationalCreativityDay and #Creativity hashtags on Twitter.
Interesting Facts About National Creativity Day:
- 75% of people get creative thoughts in the shower. Ever happened to you?
- Creative people are usually more focused.
- People who sleep late tend to be more creative than others.
- Creativity attracts optimism and new ways.
- Aspirations of Creative people were higher than of non-creative ones.
- Intelligence influences the creative thoughts of a person.
History of National Creativity Day:
Hal Croasmun founded National Creativity Day on May 30th, 2018, to celebrate the imaginative spirits of people and encourage them to keep creating and exploring their creative sides.