(Edit: Oops. Forgot to come back to this part.) I reject your premise that choice paralysis is unrelated to being creative. It is one possible cause of a creative block. If you're not engaging in a creative process due to choice paralysis, eliminating the choice paralysis can help you be more creative.Teksonik wrote: ↑Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:43 amThat's called paralysis of choice. I don't suffer from that. I know my tools so I don't spend any time choosing which one to use since I know which is right for the job at hand.
Let me give you a specific concrete example from recent personal experience. In last month's One Synth Challenge, we could use any one Full Bucket synth, and I chose to use Bucket Pops specifically because I found its limitations interesting. Even something as elementary as selecting different oscillator shapes and playing them back at different frequencies based on MIDI note values is not available. I had to come up with my own solutions, and build tools to implement them. Sure, I was limited in what I could accomplish with the synth. It limited the scope of my creativity. But there was no lack of creative effort within that scope. To the contrary, I found it creatively stimulating and personally satisfying.Of course everyone should use what works best for them but no one can convince me that limitations can do anything but limit creativity. At least no one has forwarded a convincing or cogent argument yet.
Now, given your comments here I'm sure that doesn't align with your experience. That's fine. But I hope you can at least understand it at an intellectual level as an example of how different people can draw creative inspiration from things that may not interest you. By all means, ask questions. Say it doesn't work for you. But maybe refrain from projecting your experience on others by default and proclaiming their experience of ways to bring out their creativity nothing but a myth.