Today is about stealing.
Jeff Goings will tell you today that the 6th habit of great writers is their propensity to steal. I agree. They (we) don’t always realize they (we) do it, but at least a bit is stolen.
We all have hidden influencers, as much as we have recognized models we admire or even imitate.
Theft is even more true in terms of creativity, but for an entirely different reason. An important reason.
The brilliant thinkers of the ancient world told of the Muses. The daughters of the gods gave mortals inspiration. Creativity was borrowed. Co-opted. It was not a product of spontaneous generation. It neither started nor ended with a human. Genius wasn’t characteristic of a person, but of an influence.
There is but one true source for creation and creativity Theos …deity.
In Christianity, a monotheist Source.
It’s all a heist, my friends. A beautiful heist. The more personal of twist we put on the process and delivery the less it’s identifiable as stealing.
Now, it’s your turn:
Do you agree?
Who or what have been your biggest influencers?
And what are some of your possible hidden influencers?