Creativity (Not going with the Flow)

A few years ago I tried to teach a regular class out of a multi-purpose performance space. The place was not well managed, a few people lived in the adjacent spaces, and people kept interrupting my class, sometimes insisting they needed to cross through the middle of the room.
One day I got really pissed-off. I left my students, and went to chew out a bunch of "ravers" who had taken up relaxed poses on an outdoor sofa after having interrupted my class more than once. I don't remember what I said, but it must have been fairly direct, loud, and aggressive. The last thing the guy ever said, to me, was, "Hey maaaan, I thought Tai Chi was all about going with the flow!"

"Only dead fish go with the flow."

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The above quote comes from a book by a friend of mine who teaches improvisation. Check it out!