2. When you go from point A to point B, from idea to goal, something physical happens in your brain. You are solidifying those neural pathways. You made that.
3. The creative process can be play, but it is also work. Play is easy until you want more. When you want it to be more complex, or more harmonized, or more "perfect," you have to problem-solve. Creating leads to problem solving, problem solving leads to "better" creating. You worked it out.
4. Yes, all learning is creative. Riding a bike, stand-up surfing, yoga, cooking, reading. You are creating YOU!
5. Food for thought: Imposed learning is never creative. When we try to "teach" to a test or to goals and standards that are disconnected from one's own interests, needs, or desires, then that "learning" is destructive, rather than creative. (More on that in another piece.)