Are these the same thing? Are they intertwined? In order to create do we need to destroy? To create a home do we need to destroy trees and resources? The answer to that question is obviously yes. Is what has already been created in the world more true? Is it more real than what we manufacture? I confront this daily. I hear terms such as innovation and think about the consequences of our progress if we don't see the world around us. Let me be clear, I would not want to live in any other time in human history nor in any other country. This wonderful world allows me to ponder such things freely. Even when I'm writing stories and creating worlds the key is "conflict". Even if that is conflict is internal. That conflict can and seems to lead to the destruction (in most good stories) of something so something else can be created. How do we as humans create without destroying? By the way I am not saying that there is anything wrong with creation linked to destruction. We love houses, cars, space stations, I believe there are simple ways to create in our world that adds real energy and heart.