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Reclaim yourself, question everything...

It’s an adjective, stupid.

So apparently there’s a job title called “creative”, as in, “I am a creative.” A creative what ass-wipe?

Check the dictionary. The word creative is first and foremost an adjective. You are a creative something.

It may be a creative strategist, or a creative writer, or even a creative CEO. I know a guy in Cape Town called Mathew Neilson, now he’s a creative. He creates. Real things… with his bare hands and tools.

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That’s creative.

Just because you’re embarrassed to write your full title…

Creative (person that uses his creativity to win creative awards under the pretence of trying to sell boring products like banking or soap powder).

…doesn’t make you cool – no matter how many ridiculous awards-that-mean-nothing-to-the-actual-job-you-do that you win. It’s not a fucking Oscar. Alas, I’m repeating myself.

Don’t get me wrong though, being creative doesn’t make you not cool either – I’m a creative guy, I just realise though that there’s a noun that follows the adjective – and here’s the kicker, it’s in the noun that the real magic happens. I’d far rather be a creative business owner than a creative *add smug look*, and I bet that Bryce Courtney was far happier when he became a creative (internationally best-selling) writer, than when he was a creative at an ad agency.

Look, I’l be honest, when someone says to me “I’m a creative”, what I hear is, “I’m a self-important twat that really wishes I was (pick appropriate) an author / a rock star / an artist / a film maker.

Stop being that guy. Stop being just another adjective.

Find your noun…!

October 23, 2013 at 10:37 am | 57 comments

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