Joseph Wu speaks about what it’s like to struggle with focus, described his relationship with paper, and how creativity has helped him cope.
January 4, 2013 was the first month of unified themes at CreativeMornings with over 5,000 attendees on six continents gathering to hear speakers address the topic of “Happiness”. CreativeMornings/Vancouver was proud to host origami master Joseph Wu.
During his talk Joseph spoke candidly about being diagnosed with ADHD and the challenges that brought, including bouts of depression. He talked about what it’s like to struggle with focus, described his relationship with paper, and how creativity has helped him cope. And he showed off some of his truly beautiful origami art.
A few notable comments by Joseph: On ADHD and depression: “I thought the diagnosis meant things were going to get better.“ On origami: "I am drawn to origami because there isn’t another art form that gets as close to creating something out of nothing.” On perfectionism: “Folding paper, aligning paper, does it really bring happiness? Yeah, I think it does.”