There is a type of person I am always looking to find when I head to a music festival or a disco, the crazy dancing person (i.e. the person which Derek Sivers calls the lone leader).
What impresses me about them is not their dancing abilities but their carelessness of what I or anybody thinks about their dancing. They are there to have fun, to please themselves and not to worry about anybody else’s preconceptions of what dance is and how it should be done. I am always amazed by their courage.
Once you free up your mind about a concept of harmony or music being correct, you can do whatever you want. So, nobody told me what to do, and there was no preconception of what to do – Giorgio Moroder
This is a common thread in many artists’ work. Removing the filters that others create but most importantly, and sometimes harder, dropping their own filters, prejudices and biases. Trying to bring that creative force everybody had during childhood.
What could we achieve if we gave ourselves the freedom to create whatever we wished and just did it ?