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The Value of the Creative Mind

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of taking your creative mind for granted (I just did). It is a gift that should be appreciated everyday like family and friends and the star-filled sky.

Some go so far as to say it’s something worth fighting for.

“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for that is one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system. Surely I can understand this, and I hate it and I will fight against it to preserve the one thing that separeates us from the uncreative beasts. If the glory can be killed, we are lost.”

John Steinbeck – East of Eden

Well, hell yeah.

Don’t you fear what you don’t know
Just let that be your room to grow
You’ve got to fight for your mind
While you’ve got the time

Ben Harper – Fight For Your Mind