why I create

Brenda Ueland says it perfectly:

We have come to think that duty should come first.  I disagree.  Duty should be a by-product.  ...the creative effort, the use of the imagination, should come first, - at least at some part of every day of your life.  It is a wonderful blessing if you will use it.  You will become happier, more enlightened, alive, impassioned, light hearted and generous to everybody else.  Even your health will improve.  Colds will disappear and all the other ailments of discouragement and boredom.
Need I say more?  Let us create...everyday...

from the book, If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit


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