The Problem with Nerds
It is easy to lose your way, your imagination, and your creativity when you are striving towards lofty goals. This leads to all sorts of problems from writer’s block to a reluctance to take risks and try new things. When your work becomes stale, it takes more energy and your motivation drains quickly. However, you are not generic. You are not boring. So, why act that way?
The Problem with Creativity
On the other end of the spectrum, creativity for creating’s sake can sometimes lack substance. The Kardashian’s are entertaining, but not contributing to the forward motion of our society. All forms of art and creativity can fall into that trap. Painting, writing, singing, speaking, videos, podcasts, and photography are all creative ways to express yourself, but what are you expressing? Why not create with a purpose?
The Promise of Creative Nerdery
The alternative to boring is creative, original, and uniquely you. The alternative to irrelevance is substance, meaning, and message. Why not have both?
“Creative Nerdery” was my family’s term for being silly, creating something unique, or just expressing your natural child’s curiosity and inventiveness. If you are ready to get weird with a purpose, join us in learning, laughing, and loving your work!
We have found that the most compelling, impactful, and meaningful work comes from making things that have both the inspiration of creativity and the education of nerdery.
- Steve Martin
- Mike Rowe
- Barenaked Ladies
- Adam Ruin Everything
- Soul Pancake
- Escape Rooms
- The Martian
As you can see in the video example, you learn more about the Big Bang and the history of the planet in this song than you probably did in 4 years of high school science.