I was listening to a TED talk by Clay Shirky today. He was talking about Cognitive Surplus. It’s a great talk. Here’s where you can find it, but he said something so cool. I won’t summarize. I’ll just write out what he said. You have to listen to the talk for context. Sorry Clay.
“The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act. Someone who has done something like this – however mediocre and throw away – right, has tried something; has put something forward in public. And once they’ve done it, they can do it again. And they can work on getting it better. There is a spectrum between mediocre work and good work, and as anybody who’s worked as an artist or as a creator knows its a spectrum you’re constantly struggling to get on top of. The gap is between doing anything and doing nothing.”