Scott Barry Kaufman on Living a Creative Lifestyle

Author and creativity expert Scott Barry Kaufman says creativity is fundamental to human nature. Contrary to popular belief, creativity “allows us to reconcile the seemingly incompatible parts of our lives and make meaning of the world around us,” Kaufman tells’s Shelby Skrhak. In this science-packed interview, discover the difference between genius and everyday creativity, plus the need for adults to set aside time for daydreaming and playtime.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection July 2016 edition. 



  • What creativity is and where inspiration comes from
  • How to be mindful each day and search for the opportunities for creative problem-solving or just general creative thinking
  • What you have to do to live a creative life, like doing more daydreaming, giving yourself time for solitude and challenging yourself more often


Favorite Quote From This Episode: 

“Creativity is something that allows for us to reconcile all the seemingly incompatible parts of ourselves that just make us human—to make meaning of ourselves and the world around us.” — Scott Barry Kaufman


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