With constant technological advances and ease of access, we're living in a time where everyone can lead a creative life. The interconnectedness of life and the wealth of opportunities provided to us by crowdfunding, streaming, and social media (among countless other avenues) allows anyone to share their unique vision with the rest of the world.
Now that we're part of a more mobile and educated society, we're hungrier for ideas. In this connected world if all things were equal (we're looking at you universal basic income) a creative life would be the norm, not the exception. Despite barriers like labeling people as "creatives" and institutionalized biases against workers Matthew Taylor believes there is cause for hope.
We live in an era of connection. People, governments, and companies are seeking out new ways of creation, collaboration, and connection through the internet. It's important to note that creative living doesn't just mean things like painting and poetry, but includes sciences and education among other modes of expression and development. Simply put, it's the freedom to express yourself and make a contribution to the world you want to see. This combined creativity will help us all find solutions to the world's toughest problems like climate change and wealth equality.
We are all born with the ability to create. Creation is a muscle that only gets stronger when exercised. The RSA believe we can all be agents of change by stirring our passion into something tangible, something that can be shared with the world. We're inclined to agree. Go out and "make good art."