Everyone comes to a point in there life when

<p>creativity is genetic? </p>

<p>thats the biggest load of crap ive ever heard</p>

<p>just off the top of my head: creative individuals from a non-creative families</p>

<p>charles dickens-born to naval pay clerks </p>

<p>ludwig van beethoven-born to alcoholic peasants</p>

<p>leonardo da vinci-illigitimate son of poor young lawyer and his slave</p>

<p>the theory that the abilities of normal, healthy homo sapiens are determined by genes is idiotic. i know plenty of individuals, including myself, who come from families with mediocre intellectual and creative abilities, but yet we're very creative and successful in every way.</p>

<p>its not about genes kids!</p>

<p>It depends on how determined you are! Not on genes. =] I'm with finemeal onthis one. x]</p>

<p>I find this true many times. :/</p>

<p>So? Just set different goals in life</p>

<p>I used to get frustrated by it. And then I realized that being the best isn't the point.</p>

<p>^ But it is the point.</p>

<p>It's not. At least not for me. Being the best is nothing more than a means to an end, and I've found that there are better ways to accomplish the actual goal, which is happiness.</p>

<p>good stuff ApatheticLove</p>

<p>When I see a taller skinnier girl, I want to be taller and skinnier. But I don't want to be her.
When I see a friendly outgoing person, I want to be approchable like them. But I don't want to be that person.
When I see a creative intelligent person, I want to be just as smart. But I don't want to be them.
See where I'm going? I often come across situations when I envy a quality somebody else has, yet I wouldn't abandon myself for that. Kind of stupid in a way...</p>

<p>omg amazing necro Grisam</p>

<p>hazmat is a pretty good old-timey poster, and crayon is like the first HSLer :b</p>

<p>just because there are people better than you doesn't mean you are completely mediocre/worthless.</p>

<p>also, they say creativity is just knowing how to hide your sources.</p>