We talk about CSR as “Corporate Social Responsibility”. So what about “Creative Social Responsibility”?
Do we artist have any responsibility or are we free to create whatever we want in our urge to express ourselves? Or should we first look under the hood and see what drives us? Do we want to contribute or accumulate, give or get? We need to ask us what values we are sending out in the world, where do they come from, what do they lead to at the end of the day and can we use our creative expression to create positive change in the world?
I don’t really know what our “Creative Social Responsibility” is as artists, but it give me a good feeling to think, that what I create can make a difference for future generations. In many ways I feel that the whole conversation about “social responsibility” is rather confusing and in many ways just a measure on how of track our society is, do we really need a concept for caring? CSR “Common Sense Responsibility”, that is what it is, but common sense is unfortunately not always common practice. The idea that we need to create a concept for caring is rather frightening and that it is about only giving 1-3% of our profit many times, shouldn’t it be 100%? Or at least 50%, like our breath, we get equally as much as we give back with every in and out breath. Earth is giving birth to all of us but we treat our mother as a commodity and call her a nature resource, whilst she is giving unconditional love to every one of us including the animals, stones and plants. Mother Earth hugs us with her gravity making sure we don’t fall of her pretty face that we walk upon. The air is like the blood that we all share, connecting us all to each other.
Why are we on this planet if it is not to care for one another? We all know that at the end of our lives we will not look back on all the stuff we had and be happy, we will see what we did for others and the moments we created together. However, CSR is a great step to get in contact with our inner compass and when we do that we don’t need rules and regulations, we just do the right thing because it is the right thing.
Live life as you breath, give and receive equally much. Aim for a balanced 50/50 life.