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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Eleven. The Vow

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In 1964, Donald Rusk Currey accidentally killed the oldest living tree. He didn’t realize it until he started counting its rings—over 4900 of them. Imagine the numb shock and sadness as he discovered what he had done. Was it on ring number 3857 that the truth set in? This was a mistake that couldn’t be undone. The dead tree was lying on the ground. Fortunately, neglecting our own creativity isn’t like taking an axe to a tree. Most people abandon the creativity of their youth because they are afraid—afraid that what they create isn’t very good. And that this might mean they aren’t any good either. But the creative spark ...

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