Being all over the logic-creative continuum

posted by Jeff | Monday, August 7, 2006, 2:47 PM | comments: 0

I had an important realization in my counseling session today. I've had this idea that there is this barrier between being logical and being creative, and that the two often can't coexist. Verlin says that I'm rare in that I am strong at both ends of this continuum, and that the idea you're one or the other comes from the majority of people who are one or the other.

Life and our culture tend to split the two, so it's hard for people like me to really find that balance where I can do both. Work is largely logic driven, since I write code for a living. That's one of the things that makes it hard for me to go to a structured day job.

You'd think that would be obvious to me, since I'm always saying how there is very little in life that's black and white, and I used to talk about balance all of the time when I wrote about life. Of course it's easy for me to mentor and advise other people, but quite another thing for me to take my own advice!


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