Creativity and Becoming

This is remarkable advice to young people from the renowned author Kurt Vonnegut about what is important in life. (From Michael Warburton’s Twitter feed.)

In 2006 a high school English teacher asked students to write to a famous author & ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one to respond. His reply was a doozy.


I think he is right. The importance of creativity is not in what you produce but what you become in the process. But creativity does not emerge only from art. You can be creative in all dimensions of life. A work of art is just one among many vehicles for expressing creativity.

Published by Dwight Furrow

Wine, food, and travel writing, philosophy, aesthetics

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