The Creativist Way
The creativist way of seeing the world is one that puts creation, in all its forms, at the centre of everything. We interpret this dynamic through different frameworks – philosophy, religion, ethics and so on – which creativism seeks to unite.
This is an essay about world-views. A person’s world-view is the way he or she interprets the world and responds to it; directly or indirectly, everything we do comes from this mindset. A world-view of quality will be comprehensive, coherent, balanced, and well connected with the realities of experience. There may be other desirables as well, but these four are enough to show that a respectable, serviceable world-view is not something that is dreamt up overnight – it takes a lot of observation, soul-searching and thought. With so many centuries of life experience and wisdom behind us, we might expect as a race to have reached some sophistication in this part of our being. But it’s not so, and we are struggling, many of us more confused it seems than people who lived centuries ago.
The underlying premise of this essay is that, while there are understandably different ways of interpreting the world, they can be reconciled. It takes mental agility, breadth of vision and a number of other qualities to achieve, but it is possible, at least broadly. Included in this ambition is reconciling the “what is” with the “what should be.” There are, for example, all sorts of explanations of the world as it is, seemingly holding us back from arriving at the place we would like to be – the kinder, gentler, more truthful world of our dreams. But this is an impasse that does not have to be. There are connecting threads.