On Rebellion and Its Relationship to Creativity
The son was a rebel, troublesome, difficult, unwilling to yield to parental authority. The father grew weary of the constant dramatics and often retreated to the ocean on his private yacht.
But, such is the way of things when creative youth asserts its independence against stodgy, inflexible elders…..NOT!!!!
The father was Jules Verne, one of the true pioneers of the science fiction genre. His son was Michel Verne, and his supposedly rebellious spirit did not translate into any form of creativity or originality. It was the ‘stodgy’ father who did all the innovating. It is almost certain that Michel Verne was some 19th century version of an emo punk or hipster: someone who tries to portray himself as rebellious or unique, but who is actually a conformist who does nothing unique and who is no different from anyone else.
Note: Genuine avant-garde movements and social protest is the best of mandkind. It is only templated Urban Outfitters-Hot Topic-Anthropologie multi billion dollar conformity that tries to portray itself as rebellion or originality that is despicable.