Why Isn't Everyone Creative?

The key question isn't "What fosters creativity?" But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.Abraham Maslow

I've been thinking a lot about this concept lately, with Eric Maisel soon to be visiting my blog (mid-February) I've been reading a lot about the creative person and the creative life. In his interview below, he talks about creative people needing to find meaning with their work...I have that feeling quite often with poetry. My negative voices say is it really necessary to write another poem, does anyone care that you experienced that? or that you think those words sound really good together, but I can usually talk myself out of such negativity because I love to read poetry and surely there's one other person in the world who would like to read what I have to say. On that note here is the link to the Artella poetry contest I placed in. Winter Storm at Manzanita.

Today, think about what fosters your creative side and what derails it? Is it really outside influences or is it you? How do you deal with the true outside influences who don't think it's necessary to be creative? Now get back to work!
Lovingly,
The Writing Nag