“One does not complain about water because it is wet, or about rocks because they are hard, or about trees because they are green.As the child looks out upon the world with wide, uncritical, undemanding, innocent eyes, simply noting and observing what is the case, so does the self-actualizing person tend to look upon human nature in himself and in others.”
- Abraham Maslow
"Not surprisingly, Maslow found that, without exception, creativity was more prominent in self-actualizers than in others. However, the creativeness mainfested by his subjects was different from unusual talent or genius as reflected in poetry, art, music or science. Maslow likened it to the natural creativeness found in children. This kind of self-actualizing creativity appears in everyday life as an expression of a personality which is perceptive, spontaneous and child-like. It does not necessarily involve the writing of books, composing of music or production of art objects. It may be humble in nature and can touch virtually all of the person’s activities. Basically, it revolves around the discovery of things new and novel that depart from conventional ideas."
via Mystic Medusa