Why does popular culture depict creativity as ‘chaotic’?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is chaos an inevitable result of being a brilliant creator? Or just a trope that popular culture’s invented? And what impact does that have on creative people themselves?

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