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Creative People Lie.

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Creative people are liars.

It’s a fact. A recent study conducted by professors from Harvard and Duke University have identified that creative people have a problem with honesty. According to the study that was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the same people who are gifted with looking at problems differently – seeing things others don’t – and have the “intellectual spark to think outside the box” are prone to drift into indulgences like telling lies, cheating, and general dishonesty.

And you know what…it’s true.

Creative people are liars.

The odd thing is, the lies start with us lying to ourselves.

We lie to ourselves when we believe we aren’t good enough.

We lie to ourselves when we believe that God didn’t give us the gifts that make us unique.

We lie to ourselves when we believe we always have to fit in or be accepted.

We lie to ourselves when we believe that the work is too hard.

We lie to ourselves when we believe that our dreams are too big.

We lie to ourselves when we believe that everyone should understand us.

We lie to ourselves when we believe that we don’t have the ability to change the world through the art we are creating.

Stop telling lies.

Stop believing lies.

We are the ones who have been chosen to write this chapter of history.

We are the ones who have been chosen to write this chapter of history. What will your page say today? What lies will you stop believing?

 

12 Comments

  • January 17, 2012 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Thank you.
    It’s a lot easier to lie to yourself than to other people – because there’s often no one to call you out on the lie.
    Thanks for being bold enough to call us all out.

    • admin
      January 18, 2012 - 3:24 am | Permalink

      i just want us to dominate the world. :)

  • January 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Great post man. The lie I need to stop telling myself is “You’re not that creative, & you’re not that original.”

    • admin
      January 18, 2012 - 3:24 am | Permalink

      I hate that LIE! I hear it in my head all the time.

  • January 17, 2012 - 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Today my page will say that God reveals Himself to me moment by moment, and in return I will devote everything I have to show who He is. I won’t believe the lie that says there are ‘better’ people to do this; more educated, well spoken, creative, interesting people. I won’t believe the lie that says I’m happier on the shore.

  • January 17, 2012 - 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Ugh. Guilty.

    Working on reminding myself that God has gifted me to be unique today.

  • Kenyon
    January 17, 2012 - 2:09 pm | Permalink

    That I’ll never be truly free from the things that hold me back.

    • admin
      January 18, 2012 - 3:25 am | Permalink

      Never believe that LIE!

  • January 17, 2012 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Interesting and really good post!

    However, I think we ALL have that spark of creativity, some of us just take longer to realize that it’s there. I don’t think that makes all of us liars, but I do think it makes us a bit blinded : )

  • B
    January 17, 2012 - 3:49 pm | Permalink

    BOOM!

  • January 17, 2012 - 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Great post Stephen! These are aome of the lies we tend to overlook. thanks for the reminder.

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