Shots of Wit

A regular posting of witticisms, aphorisms, and general musings by Clifford Cohen.

Interesting observation…

Quote from my mother: “Intrigue and creativity are two sides of the same coin.”

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Try as I might, I cannot give a good explanation of this statement, but very little of what my mother says is not profound, so I am including it as today’s aphorism, in case you might know what it means.

Hold the presses! Here is a highly cogent and illuminating comment on the above from my good friend, Joe:

Intrigue implies subtle manipulation to execute a scheme. Creativity, the making of something new and original, draws upon similar skills. Intrigue has a negative connotation but creativity is not always positive; it can be used for good or bad ends.

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