Creativity is the eternal quest to close the gap between imagination and execution.
Thank you for writing this!! This exactly how I have been feeling of late as I work on my debut novel. And I had no way of describing it. My imagination out weights my skills to write a epic, mind blowing story. And I’ve been impatient to get to a level of writing where I am happy with it
The Taste Gap - this is the concept I've been looking for - I'm writing a piece on 'goals' and am specifically trying to talk about the futility of many of our goals, advocating a sense of goallessness, but I don't want to deny the value of structured striving altogether. The Taste Gap feels like the thing I'm trying to describe - a sense of ever evolving direction which is always a few steps ahead of where we are now.
Thank you for the post.
Thanks for this reminder, it's come at a good time.
Two interesting insights. First the Dunning Kruger affects anyone who's skills are at level 1, even, and especially the 'experts' who are hyper focused in one area. They have many more unknowns.
Second, most people will never get through stage 2 due to cognitive dissonance, another cognitive blindness where it's so uncomfortable the brain glitches and you become self righteous and fall back to Dunning Kruger.
I write some of that here. Your essay is wonderful and I wish I had led with this topic first! 🤣