The primary creative strategy of Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller that can turn your life around and unleash your power for astonishing creative breakthroughs, innovations and world-changing ideas!
Buckminster Fuller and creative thinking go hand in hand. This creative powerhouse is revered as a genius by those who knew him or his work. His extraordinary creativity drove him to become "...a philosopher, thinker, visionary, inventor, architect, engineer, mathematician, poet, cosmologist, and more." And the amazing thing is, all this creativity and effort was spurred on by one life-focusing thought... a thought that will unleash a creative genius in YOU if you choose to adopt it. But first let's take a brief look at Buckminster Fuller's life and see how he arrived at this magic creativity thought.
Life Brings Idea, Idea Brings Life It's true that Buckminster Fuller had a flair for designing and making things even as a child. As he grew up, he also demonstrated a flair for being a non-conformist -- getting expelled twice from Harvard! He married young, served in the Navy during World War 1, and then went into business with his father-in-law -- a business that ultimately failed. At age 32, Buckminster Fuller found himself bankrupt, jobless and raising a young family in poor housing. When his beloved daughter, Alexandra, died of pneumonia, Fuller was inconsolable with guilt and shame. He blamed himself for her death and spiralled down into an alcohol-fuelled depression that took him to the brink of suicide. But just as he was contemplating killing himself, Fuller was struck by the magic creative thought that saved his life and launched him on the path that would make him world famous for his creative thinking.
The Magic Thought That Led Buckminster To A 'Fuller' Creative Life So, what was this amazing idea that could bust through the walls of suicidal depression and wrench a man back towards life? What thought was so intriguing and worth living for? Well, in his depressed mindset, Buckminster Fuller had been thinking about everything that was wrong with the world and all the awful challenges it faces. And the idea that struck him was so exciting to him that he resolved then and there to put it into practice and see where it led. In his own words, he embarked on "an experiment, to find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity."
Unleashing YOUR Creativity The World we live in faces many challenges: environmental, social, economical, political. Those problems can seem so huge and insurmountable that we often give up on them before we even try to tackle them. But the mind is designed to meet creative challenges. The way to unleash its creative power is through responsibility and decision. When you decide that it's up to you, that you are going to do it, then your mind gets into gear and starts working at a higher level. We are purpose driven beings. And in each and every one of us there is a core desire to be of use. We all want to help make the world a better place. We all want to make a significant contribution. We all want to demonstrate to ourselves (and others) that our lives have meaning, that we are important, that we are more than just an "eating, sh*tting and fu**ing machine". And so, your enormous personal creative power is unleashed by Buckminster Fuller's thought: What can I do? How can I help? How can I make this world a better place? How can I help humanity have a better life and a better future?
Earth Saviours Wanted: Enquire Within One of Buckminster Fuller's innovative concepts was of the earth as a spaceship. This implied the idea of all people of all races being together on one finite vehicle. He invented the Dymaxion Map which also showed how all the countries of the world are closely linked. All this pointed at our need to work together as a human team. That our long-term and best future would only come as a result of co-operation in meeting the challenges that face each and every one of us collectively and individually. Our future on Spaceship Earth will be determined by our ability to figure out the 'operating manual' and maintain the health and efficiency of the integral biosystems that combine to make the planet work. Fuller knew and accepted that most people would see this kind of thinking as pie-in-the-sky idealism. His motto though was dare to be naieve. To be creative you have to be a little foolish. The inner editor wants you to be 'realistic'. It spits out the old refrains: it's not done like that; it'll never work; that's just not practical. But as a creative thinker, you cannot afford to let that voice squelch your creativity. So... dare to be naieve. Dare to dream lofty dreams. Dare to be creative. Dare to take on the world's challenges and as an experiment, discover what a single individual -- YOU! -- can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.