And now, Monty Python's John Cleese on the origins of creativity

This lecture may be from 1991, but the topic is timeless, the discussion is lucid, and it's all delivered by Basil Fawlty himself. Here's 36 minutes of John Cleese discussing the psychology of being creative. Listen to one of the funniest fellows alive talk seriously about how to become more creative, how to spitball ideas with others, and the benefits of building a "space-time oasis." Comedy sketches about dead parrots don't grow on trees, after all.

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So I'm about halfway through the video, and I have to ask, what kind of 'problem' is he describing, exactly? I can't seem to think of a time where I've had two weeks to come up with a solution for something without a series of intermediate steps. Is he speaking about writers, for the most part?