Every Single Human Being Is Creative
Ten years ago, I concluded this book with a challenge. It’s past time, I said, that we members of the Creative Class recognize that our economic function makes us the natural—indeed, the only possible—leaders of twenty-first century society. But being newly emergent, we don’t yet have the awareness of ourselves as a class that we need. We’re even a little squeamish about identifying ourselves as such, as though to do so were to undercut our egalitarian values.
Then I threw down the gauntlet: it’s time for the Creative Class to grow up, I declared. We must evolve from an amorphous group of self-directed, albeit high-achieving individuals into a more cohesive, more responsible collective. We must ...