Every human being is born with a gene that is responsible for space flight, computer technology, the Mona Lisa, the Eiffel Tower, the Beatles, the iPhone, the cures for small pox and polio and every amazing scientific achievement. It’s the gene for creativity. We all have been blessed with this amazing creativity gene. It’s inherent in our DNA.
When “turned on” through use, it grows stronger, just like a muscle. Putting this creativity gene to use causes a rise in serotonin and dopamine levels, also known as the happiness neurotransmitters. When we engage in creative pursuits, our levels of these happiness neurotransmitters rises, causing the sensation we have come to call happiness.
Many people, however, never turn their happiness gene on. As a result, these same individuals live lives of quiet desperation, as Henry David Thoreau aptly put it so many years ago. When you make a habit of avoiding the use of our most powerful gene, you put yourself in a box. A box that separates you from living a happy life.
We are all hardwired to create. It’s in our DNA. We are rewarded for utilizing our creativity gene with happiness. But the only way to turn this gene on is to engage in creative activities on a daily basis. You need to make creativity a daily habit. The more you pursue creative activities the more powerful this gene becomes and the happier you will be. If you want to get happy, create. It’s what humans were genetically intended to do.