10 thoughts on “The child who survived

  1. Sometimes a child who is going through hard times spends a great deal of time alone with his/her imagination as an escape mechanism. Children that spend a lot of time using their imagination grow up to be creative adults.

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  2. He! He! No…. don’t agree with “if as an adult you are creative(irrespective of the art) then you’re still a child at heart. I can be a child at heart when playing around doodling, joking etc. but if I am trying to play a newly created (e.g.) piano piece, then childlike would not be my description. I would suggest that “A creative adult has the ability to be child like” is more accurate but then, that poses the question – Do you have to be creative to be childlike?????? Over to you!

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    • This over-to-you kind of play is great because someone listens to you no matter you’re right or wrong and then they either agree or disagree to your thoughts and also add their thoughts πŸ˜‰ It all depends on how you define ART I guess πŸ˜‰ I think that all those things can be considered as an art which you’re willing to do without being paid a single dime because in childhood money don’t hold any particular significance. If its joking then you are an artist and a creative adult. Same for other form of arts also πŸ˜‰ but reading “A creative adult has the ability to be child like” also raises some doubts and are true till some extent πŸ™‚


      • The greatest lesson that I have learned, is that very few situations have “black and white” (Yes/No) answers. Even obvious questions like “Should stealing food from a seller always be punished?” Without any thought, the answer of a law respecting citizen would be yes …….. stealing is wrong. If the thief was a starving child, it would still be wrong, but it suddenly becomes understandable. Life gets more complex the more we experience it ………. which probably takes us right back to dreaming of simpler times = childhood. Nice “chatting” with you. Your Posts get the brain cells working!!!

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        • Yes brains cells gets activated and processing πŸ˜€ Thank you loads Colin πŸ˜‰ Yes there are almost never YES/NO answers. There are 3 scenarios for a situations Yours, mine & others. And in these 3 scenarios, we can always expect more than yes/no and may be a BUT πŸ˜› Always a pleasure to know your thoughts πŸ˜‰

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  3. Hmmmmmm! I guess that depends on what they “survived”. Surviving childhood does not automatically produce a creative person.
    In the pic, the inference is that graffiti is a creative art form. I agree. It can be very creative and needing considerable skill however, it degenerates when somebody else’s property is used as the “canvas”. Unfortunately, many highly skilled graffiti artists undermine their own credibility with this unfortunate habit.

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    • Yes that’s true & understandable that using someone else’s property as canvas is not the right way. Here importance is to “Creative adult” & not “Surviving childhood” so if as an adult you are creative(irrespective of the art) then you’re still a child at heart (which is the DREAM of most Adults) πŸ˜‰ I remembered a saying “We undervalue what we are & overvalue what we are not” for your last sentence of comment πŸ™‚ You make me think hard & be better Colin πŸ™‚


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