If I were to adopt a polemic, this would be it.
In any sense that these little two words together might be interpreted - as in:
- being in favor of creating things
- supporting people procreating (although maybe not literally)
- being in favor of the act of creation
- add yours here.
It's like saying 'good-good'.
At Reed there was a button that people would wear (it was the early 90's, people) that said 'No bad things.' I like pro-creation better because it's approaching the whole subject positively.
As in 'fabulous-wonderful'.
As in 'let's stop walking around like we know all of this already'.
I know a guy who just convinced his firm to perform a sociological study on cigarette bumming. They are a design firm. And sure, they definitely don't fit into the box of a traditional design firm, but why do any of us?
I spoke with a homeless gentleman two days ago who had actually spent some time inside one. I asked him how he conquered boredom (which I imagined would be my biggest issue with living in a 10 x 10 cell), and he said that boredom was for sissies.
Paul Hawken in his book 'Growing a Business' said bad problems are the same old ones you always have. He said good problems are the ones you haven't had before. They indicate growth.
So I would challenge you this winter to think about what kinds of new trouble you can get yourself into: to make up better problems. To change the old problem of:
- 'not enough money to get that new couch'
- into 'if i took the bottom off of this old office chair would it be comfortable to sit in?'
- or the problem of 'business is getting slow...'
- into 'I wonder if the world would fall apart if I took a quick and cheap vacation to Mexico...'
- or 'i'm bored'
- into 'what if I organized the first annual 'Idiotarod' in Atlanta?'
Go ye forth and get inspired.