Professor Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist. He has become a YouTube sensation of late for his principled resistance to so-called hate speech laws in Canada. But his insights go beyond the political. I've listened to many of his thought-provoking videos and, for the most part, I enjoy them.
The video above resonates with me because I'm a creative person. What Peterson says about the difficulties of being creative, and monetizing creativity, is pretty much right on. If you are a creative person, I think you'll identify with what he says.
If you're not a creative person, and wish you were more creative, you may appreciate this discussion too. As Professor Peterson so directly states it: "Don't be thinking that creativity is such a great thing."
Personally, I have managed to monetize my creativity to a small degree, especially with the plan books I've self published. But not every creative idea I've had has been profitable. In fact, I think it's safe to say that most of them have not been profitable.
So, yes, I can certainly identify with what the good Professor is conveying in this lecture excerpt. I would not, however, go so far as to agree with the title of the video, asserting that creativity is a curse, and I don't think Professor Peterson thinks that either.
If the YouTube video above does not show for you, here is the link: Jordan Peterson-The Curse of Creativity