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Creative Process


    How do you even move forward?  I find myself at the beginning stages of the creative process.  I have an idea on what to create, like a song, or article.  So I write the first line, but that’s all i really thought of.  Since I go brain dead after the first line or so, I eventually just think of a lot Bull Poop to fill in the middle.  Like in songs i just reuse lines or play the same stuff just slower or something.  Basically fill in the gaps with stuff that sounds kinda nice, or that doesn’t sound bad.  I have no idea where to go.  That’s basically the part of this post I’m at right now, It seemed like a real good one, but now is probably starting to drag out, so i gotta quickly fill in some random stuff.  

    My inspiration for creative things comes off of random thoughts.  I won’t think about it, it just appears in my mind.  But then when i get to the point of expanding the idea, i guess i apply a different part of my brain or something that isn’t as creative.  When I’m aware and trying to create a good song or something I’m not capable of taking it further then my original thought.  Is it possible that different parts of the brain have different capabilitys then others?  I guess thats kinda obvious.   Or maybe when I think I’m overly concerned about what others think.  If I try to hard to empress everyone my true nature may not show.  I hold back when expressing things because I think people won’t like it.  Maybe I’m using to much brain power thinking about things to openly.  Gotta step back and think of the task at hand, and take it from there maybe thinking less is key.

    How do you even move forward? Just embrace the random.  If I have an idea I don’t think to hard about it, just write.  Don’t take to much time trying to be creative, and just accept what my thoughts create.  And I won’t let, what i think others feel, make me hold back my true ideas.  I have to believe that everything I say is not bad.  This page was just me thinking in words.   



Humans as seen by Erik Haaf


  I believe that being human is more than bringing peace or reforming religion and society through ethics.  We all perceive the world in a way that society deems fit and we are nurtured by society’s own views on the world from birth to death.  Being human means breaking free from that cycle to perceive the world in one’s own unique way, free from any other influence.
    We live our lives by the way that society dictates, what a person knows is only available through the society that they live in.  The person who learns to understand every aspect of the world as something that they can comprehend the best, not what society wants them to know, is a human.  When we break free from society’s grasp each of us goes through our lives dependent and bound by our individual knowledge, and this is our reality.  But knowledge and awareness are equivocal, meaning one’s reality could be another’s illusion, and therefore perceptions vary.  In this way we warp the world around us into our own acceptable reality, what ever we decide is right for ourselves, or perhaps one with the least conflict.
    When we are able to shed off society’s influence and become human, a person will discover a new perspective and attitude towards the world.  Instead of living in blissful ignorance, they shed off the paradigm that exists within society, leading to new original ideas of the world.  Once we are able to realize that our lives cannot be dictated by society’s standards as a whole, then our minds will be open to more relevent and real matters.
    We must come to understand that nothing is the same, and that religion, personality, beliefs, and everything that is human nature changes from each indiviual.  There are too many people in this world who live in their arrogant fantasies, cut off from the rest of the world and shrouded by the ideals of society.  Those that manage to break free can view the world with fresh eyes.  This helping them to accept all the little things.

Written by: Matthew Ferrill