Why be creative

To a fish, the pond is as big as it gets.

In the pond, a wall isn’t just a wall, it’s the end of everything and anything. It’s incomprehensible (if fish could comprehend in the first place) that anything exists outside of the pond. Let alone anything worthwhile.

Why bother wondering if anything exists outside our little pond anyway? To a fish, anything outside the pond is useless. It’s within the pond that all necessities exist. Life is complete. Which makes creativity seem unnecessary, even overrated.

To be creative is to wonder what’s outside the pond anyway. Not because we need to, but because we’ll never know if there’s something bigger, better, or more rewarding until we do.