Status?

Dale at O’Reilly is uncomfortable with a “>citation of Make Magazine in an article on status. The article’s hypothesis is that people acquire craft skills in order to show off and be superior to others. Dale feels that creative people make things to please themselves. Both of these miss a third perspective — creativity as a gift. How often do creative people make something in order to please others? Cooking is surely like that. I’m more motivated to undertake a creative project if there’s someone who will enjoy and appreciate it. It’s about making the other person feel happer, not smaller.

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