Boredom and creatiivty

I decided to pick a coffee during a meeting today. Since the office boy wasn’t there, I had to pick the coffee my self from the vending machine.

When I went to the coffee vending machine, something on the wall caught my attention. There were these beautiful flower designs and on a closer look, I realised that they were made of paper cups.

These were quite attractive and as I later figured out they were the handwork of the ‘office boy’ who manages the vending machine. This guy’s only job is to serve coffee/snacks at regular intervals whenever there is a meeting (and they don’t happen everyday). So he has lots of free time at his disposal. But, at the same time he is expected to be around the vending machine always.

I think that’s where these creative designs come from.

So most likely, boredom alone doesn’t lead to creativity, but it should be a combination of boredom and inability to escape from it.

I didn’t meet the guy though, but this is a tribute to that unknown designer

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2 thoughts on “Boredom and creatiivty

  1. nikimonikado

    Nice post! and yes, nice designs! Also another state that triggers lot of creativity is state of being tired. When one is tired, one really comes up with super ideas! The analytical part of the brain, I guess is too tired to shoot down an idea.

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  2. Sajeev Post author

    Bala, Have you come across the 8 circuit model of consciousness by Timothy Leary? There are several methids described now that can stimulate the creative circuits.
    Google it; you may find it interesting.

    Reply

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