All the way through school there were many assignments that teachers gave that I dreaded - any thing that involved standing up and speaking in front of the class was torture (to stand in front of the whole school for some things was unthinkable!). There was always one assignment though that I loved - I looked forward to it. The free writing assignments. You know the ones where you got to write anything you wanted. You could make up a story, characters, setting - the whole thing was in your control.
I realize not everyone loved that assignment.
For some, the moment the art supplies came out was pure freedom - the ability to create thrilled some (not me... but I know those who loved them).
Why do we, as people, have such desire to create? Why?