Stenographic Figure by Jackson Pollock
Jessica Olien has written an article for Slate titled Inside the Box, People don't really like creativity.
In a nutshell, people prefer conformists, the risk-averse, the status quo.
Sounds about right.
When I was freelancing, I regularly locked horns with one of my financial clients. It was a cataclysmic clash of cultures.
Creativity vs. the safe bet.
Innovation vs. what everyone else is doing.
Not accepting "it can't be done" vs. insubordination.
I haven't worked with this person for five years at least and just the thought of him makes my blood pressure spike. You know what calms me down? My suspicion that he probably gets a migraine every time he remembers working with me.
Luckily, I now work at an ad agency that genuinely values creativity.