“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Welcome to Logan Social Entertainment’s blog! More specifically, my blog. In case you didn’t know, my name is Cam Logan. I’m a writer/ director/ filmmaker, born and bred in Augusta, GA (home of ‘The Masters’ and ‘The Godfather of Soul’).
The quote that started this post was handpicked from a quick Google search of “creativity quotes”. To imply that I knew it all along, and plucked it from the corners of my brain would be dishonest. And dishonesty is the enemy of good art.
Now, you may be thinking “all art is some form of dishonesty.” You wouldn’t be wrong. On the surface, artists are emotional manipulators, using whatever tools that are in their disposal, to make the audience feel something. Sometimes, that is a good thing. Sometimes, it’s bad.
But good art, the kind that helps the world, instead of hurting it, comes from an honest place. It reflects real life, in all its utter beauty, and at times, ugliness. It gives people joy, makes them introspective, and instills hope. That is our duty as creators, to use our creativity and tools, not to take away hope, but to give it.
Some use their creativity to help children learn in a classroom. Some use their creativity to write music that people can relate to. Some use their creativity to solve authentic problems in their community. They understand the God-given gifts they were given, and use them in a positive way. Their creative power is not separated from their sense of responsibility. “With great power, comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben (Spider-Man). Now, there’s a quote that I knew off the top of my head!
I guess what I’m trying to say (if I’m saying anything) is that we were all given creative gifts and passions. As children, we came up with imaginary friends, backstories for stuffed animals, made superhero capes out of bath towels. When we got older, we were told that very same creativity, was of no use anymore. Life became all about dollar signs and mortgage payments. And while making money and surviving is important, it is not everything. Life is also about fulfillment, and our greatest sense of fulfillment comes from using our gifts, talents, and smarts to help this world.
So, whenever you have some free time, write a poem, draw a picture, dust off that old guitar and create a song. And share it with others! You just never know who might need to read/see/hear it!
With all that out of the way, I would like to welcome you to keep visiting this blog. I hope you’ll stick around.