The Trouble With Creativity
Yet, creativity isn't mainstream. People are afraid of creativity some times. Indeed, because it invariably challenges the status quo, but there is more to the fear of creativity. I would argue some of this is due to the insistence that the usual rules don't apply to creative pursuits.
One can argue it shouldn't. Usual is boring. This is probably correct, but we live our lives 'usually' - like eating, drinking etc. Some rules therefore must be followed. Grabbing others' food isn't acceptable, and similarly, being responsible to oneself and to others must apply to everyone too.
Having said that, I know it is the slavery of day to day life that keeps us un-creative. Sometimes, the deliberate delinquencies of the creative lot is a desperate attempt to free the mind by freeing the body. However, often the mortgage fetish is replaced by cocaine addiction, and there the trouble starts.
There is also the question of accountability. Accountability is narrow and boring, but anyone creative must be accountable in some sense. Preaching violence isn't the mark of a creative genius, and a poem must be written to be read. Creative pursuits in that sense is about discovering the discipline which makes the creator one with the audience, finding that unity of thought and shall I say, language, which is a deliberate, painstaking exercise.