I am thinking about the way that creative thinking involves a tension between the individual and community or the individual and “distributed” complexity. Let me elaborate.
The individual has a sense of self, an identity, aspirations or goals, and a will to choose among goals and move towards them. The individual achieves some goals and then has greater capacity skills to keep moving and developing. The individual has setbacks and revises goals. The individual seeks resources and support from outside themself; these can be key for how far and in what directions the individual’s movement and development happens. And so on. Read more of this post