Why Create?

Creation Is Its Own Reward

Welcome to the YouTopian Journey. Each week I will be sharing unique wisdom as well as a more in-depth overview of the artwork that is featured on the Instagram @youtopianjourney. This is week we discuss the question why create?

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“The industrial economy laid claim to our bodies. The knowledge economy laid claim to our minds. Now the creative economy is laying claim to our souls. Like the farmer with the proverbial pig, we use everything except the squeal. The squeal is when we realize what’s happening to us.”-William Deresiewicz, The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech

The act of creation is the most powerful act of an individual. Empires have been launched from this act. Companies founded. Barriers and limits broken. And the best part? We all possess this power. It is within us, an inner yearning to create. A call to answer. Some talent to share with the world. Some skill that is uniquely our own, where we can transform a thought into an action that not only benefits ourselves, but society at large.

Surely, we can do something with this urge. Certainly, there must be a way to transform thought to action and profit from this. We must be able to be rewarded from our mind, talents, and unique vision.


Yes, but not in the way that you think.

One of the major mistakes that I see in the creative world is the need to create something solely for the purpose of monetization. Not some long-term monetization that comes from hard work, setbacks, luck and growth, but instant monetization. The various platforms available allow us to instantly share our creations to the world.

There is no need to incubate great ideas anymore.

There is no need to practice a craft.

There is no reason to face rejection and setbacks.

There is no desire to seek out the wise and learn from them.

There is only the desire for fast money and even faster notoriety.

Thus, countless people have started newsletters, launched channels, written scripts, and started companies for the sole purpose of making a quick buck.

And why not?

This is the age of the creator economy! We can start anything from the comfort of our own home and quickly make a living from our work.

Imagine it!

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