Creative Freedom and Purpose

Does your creative freedom have a purpose? What’s the focus of Three Freedoms?

If creative freedom is to obtain its fullest growth, its most complete development, it must have a great and worthy purpose. It must not be merely freedom for freedom’s sake.

Thomson, Charles A. “Creative Freedom and the World Crisis.” Music Educators Journal, vol. 28, no. 6, 1942, pp. 11–13. JSTOR, Accessed 27 May 2022.

Charles A. Thomson believes creative freedom should a have purpose. Creative freedom in this sense, is based on the four freedoms the FDR spoke about in his speech. Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

 Culture is a part of life; cultural relations are a part of the whole complex of international relations. They must contribute, along with efforts in the political and economic field, toward building a world where the four freedoms flourish and where creative mind and spirit may be assured its right to live and serve.

He’s also speaking on gathering creative minds to bring global healing during world war two. His plan is to unite the global community through the arts.

An international order which will satisfy our hopes of peace is posited not only on political and economic cooperation, but also upon steps toward a greater cultural unity of mankind which may underlie the infinite variety of free individual expressions.

Thomson, Charles A. “Creative Freedom and the World Crisis.” Music Educators Journal, vol. 28, no. 6, 1942, pp. 11–13. JSTOR, Accessed 27 May 2022.

When I speak on creative freedom, I focus on the freedom inside ourselves that can’t be hindered by external limitations. Or some may call it, freedom of the mind. I do strongly believe in the four freedoms being basic human rights and that they should be accessible to all humans. I believe art can find its fullest growth when a human has their basic needs met. Not only do I think art reaches its fullest growth when basic needs are met, but I think humans in general reach their fullest growth when their basic needs are met. When I write about the three freedoms my intention is that these practices are accessible whether someone has these external freedoms or not. When we write as conscious writers using the three freedom, even our art for arts sake has a purpose because we write with the intention of knowing the deepest parts of ourselves.

Before I wrap this up, I want to address one more aspect of the external freedom. There are places in the world where media is controlled and people are jailed for speaking the truth, speaking up for the innocent. They are hindered from using their freedom the be heard. But to give hope to our free minds, I’d like to end with what I stumbled across.

The Uncensored Library

Here’s a little bit about it

In other countries websites, social media and blogs are controlled by oppressive leaders. Young people, in particular, are forced to grow up in systems where their opinion is heavily manipulated by governmental disinformation campaigns.

But even where almost all media is blocked or controlled, the world’s most successful computer game is still accessible. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) uses this loophole to bypass internet censorship to bring back the truth – within Minecraft. #truthfindsaway

We should always be looking for ways to give voice to the voiceless.

So to sum it all up, external freedoms absolutely aid in our fullest growth as human beings. I think every human should have their basic needs met. The Three Freedoms that lead to creative freedom is focused on freedom of the mind. It’s focused on finding freedom regardless of your external limitations.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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