Comfort and creativity – part of why I am compelled to explore, create, repeat

From Explore, Create, Repeat – an interview with Marco Cibola

I think it’s very important to never stop learning. There’s a tendency, especially when I’m busy and working for clients, to just become a machine that churns out work that builds a portfolio of clones. There’s a certain comfort and security with repeating what you know and giving the client what they expect. But it can also get boring and unsatisfying. It can feel stagnant. I think that curiosity and going into the unknown is what makes work interesting. I love problem solving, but not when I’ve already solved the problem.

Modifications in brackets made by me, practicing “association” as an innovation skill, and hypothetically creating a riffed quote for myself:

I think it’s very important to never stop learning. There’s a tendency, especially when [we’re] busy and working [in the ambitious school-calendar cycles], to just become a machine that churns out work that builds a portfolio of clones. There’s a certain comfort and security with repeating what you know and giving the [student(s)] what they expect. But it can also get boring and unsatisfying. It can feel stagnant. I think that curiosity and going into the unknown is what makes [school and learning and education] interesting. I love problem solving, but not when [we’ve] already solved the problem.