All work creative or not is based on the help from others. They may be colleagues, mentors, teachers or casual observation of work from others that contributed to your work today. T.S. Eliot said, ”Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.” Bob Dylan described his creative process as one of love and theft. Learning an old song meant he was on the way of learning a new one. Shakespeare was aware that his genius depended upon the culture around him. When ideas are shared they don’t add up –they multiply. Imagine by Jonah Lehrer
Mozart said; “there is not a famous master whose music I have not studied over and over.” Even when Mozart began to write music of his own, those pieces seem to have been based relatively closely on works by other composers. The genius in all of us by David Shenk
When we talk about our work or our accomplishments one should always use the word WE. It is a form of gratitude to the others who contributed. Gratitude is one of the seven essential qualities of character. Saying thank you will make you and others happier.
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.