When we stop caring about the world for appreciation, liking, salutations, and love that is when we are free. Once we are free we are living in our dreamland carefree as a child working on self-creation.
Creativity requires complete freedom but the world we are living in, we are a slave to externality. We all like being loved, appreciated, and recognized. We end up creating for what others will like instead of being self.
We end up living in multiple selves. It creates confusion, stress, and makes us vulnerable.
In the end, you are all alone, everyone has got their own problems. Build a world of your own.