Why Creativity Cannot Be Taught

Creativity – is a common word we use in everyday.

How many times have you come across it in your life? The answer is most probably an uncountable number. When was the first time we start to think of it? Again, it runs all the way back to the early stages of our lives.

Most people think that it’s something you bring by birth, and that’s highly relative from one person to the other.

Well, let’s try to break that into more simple terms.

Creativity can be classified as a skill of a person, which is unique for an individual. Imagine the times you drew pictures in kindergarten. Most probably that was when you compared your work of art with others. Can you remember in how many different ways the others drew the same picture as you did? That’s a good indication to understand the relativity of creativity.

It grows gradually from there, and the level of creativity increases with your maturity. For example, if you are an artist, the work you do may show clear indication of your mastery over the years, and you may find yourself even more creative than the previous times.


So, is there a link between experience and creativity?

Personally I believe in it. It’s difficult to teach someone how to do something in an unique manner. Only the concept and few examples could be taught, but to drive it forward from there is totally up to the person and that depends on how much creative that person is.

And it’s applicable to any field as well. The creativity is the driving factor to any exercise in any field, or whatever you are involved in. It’s the same reason to highlight yourself among the others due to your unique ways of getting the things done.

So, can you follow creativity? In other words, can you copy them?

The straight forward answer for that is; yes, you can.

But, once you’ve done that, it’ll no longer be unique and the happiness and the success which follow that will be temporary. You can always get hints from other works, and it’s a common thing to get lessons from other creative works. But that does not allow you to repeat the same. You’ll realize that you need to have a considerable amount of creativity in you, even when you are about to modify something which is already there.

As I’m more interested in writing, here are some things you can follow to be a better writer.


It’s same as any other profession. The more you write, more you’ll become better with words. First pick a topic you like to talk about, as you should not stuck with words as it’d slow you down. Now put your thoughts into words, one by one, and keep on writing until you are satisfied. Don’t worry about the content you are writing at first, as you can re-visit what you wrote in the editing phase.

Read a lot and a lot. I mean, a lot!

Grab anything you can find that you can read. Pay attention to different styles of conveying the messages rather than the story. Yes, it’s not what the writer or author intended the reader to do. But if you want to become a better writer, you need to do some extra work. Re-read the sentences until you get the pattern and try to write a different sentence using the same.

Eventually, you will figure out what suits you the most. Once you found a method, keep on practicing it, and don’t try to change it until you become a master in it.

Bottom line, the public will identify your creativity as a change for what is existing at the moment. The difference is what catches the eyes, and if that’s a pleasant one, it’s guaranteed that you’ll attract more people for your work.


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