I use an app to practice new habits and routines - mostly to help my ADD brain remember my priorities and stay organized. The app also suggests new habits based on my activity, and this week it suggested "Unleash Your Creativity." This morning when the reminder popped up in my phone, the phrase struck me as odd: "Unleash your creativity"? Why does it need to be unleashed? Where does the phrase come from? (Still haven't found the origin - if anyone knows, please share!) And what does its ubiquity -- in our culture, do we do anything but "unleash" creativity? -- say about us?
This Is a Test
Because it is a frustrated dog pulling to roam free, or at least sniff and trot at its own pace and on its own circuitous route, not the straight path you've fallen into the habit of walking. What if you let it off the lead and followed it for a change, even for a little while? Don't worry, it won't break you out of your daily routine; that's a well-worn groove, if a square one. Go ahead, unclip the cord from its collar and see where it takes you.
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