Every single person is born creative. The lord took a little share from all his qualities and spread it amongst the universe. Now, some people were very clever and wise. They climbed up the highest mountain and stood on its highest point and caught all they could wit their arms wide open. Some stood on low ground watching the sky hoping for the golden dust!

Being creative is not something devious, special or ‘freak’. Every one can write, draw, and paint. It’s only that what drawing, writing, painting people think is good or bad in a particular society or in a particular situation. We have developed criteria’s for art what’s good, bad wrong, right artistic or not. Artists and critics we all talk of breaking the lines getting out of the box but what would be praised isn’t usually so out of the box we always still tend to admire things we understand or are still in the norms.

Name a girl who wasn’t a photographer when she was 16. A guy who didn’t wake up in the middle of the night and wrote something in his diary that just came into his mind. A kid who didn’t painted pictures of mommy and daddy before he actually knew how to write alphabets.

It’s just a matter of priorities like which girls keeps on shooting herself or other stuff with her camera which guy keeps writing in the middle of the night instead of saying forget it and sleep. It’s also sometimes about societies and people around you. Like which society allows you to do your photography instead of what all ‘others’ are doing, or helps you keep writing better verses or drawing the stupid fox instead of making you go to an medical or an engineering college like all other wise kids.

Sometimes it’s a matter of believing in yourself and sometimes it’s just the ‘other’ million reasons that don’t let you be an artist or so called creative in the social structure. The point here is not to define a thin line who is an artist or who isn’t or just brag that anyone can be an artist or they can’t be one. The purpose of the fatigue is to tell you that being creative is not actually something to brag about all day or to be really proud of that you are and others are not. And also if you know you have something just don’t stop believing in your self it’s not a matter of who thinks your creative your doing art or just making a messed up picture. What actually matters is what you think about it and consider art. Believe!

[I wrote this a while ago I think a couple of years back]


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Fahim Akhter

Fahim is a product manager with over 10 years of experience currently working as product head at MONT5. He focuses on user centric centric design, especially on brand, user experience and revenue product challenges. Prior to joining MONT5, Fahim's has worn multiple hats during his career from game production to product development but the emphasis has always been on creating unparalleled user experience and to help startups to make complex products more engaging. He has worked on diversified portfolio of startups including games, apps, education and e-commerce with product reach of 10M users across the globe. Fahim is a computer science graduate from FAST Islamabad. He volunteers for education and mentors students and startups, to help them grow and drive innovation.

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