Creativity and creative ability should be correctly distinguished in their close relationship.
President Kim Il Sung said:
Along with independence, man has creativeness. This means that he has the creative power to transform nature and society in accordance with his will and wishes.
The creative power is the fundamental guarantee for a man to be a social being with creativity. Only when man has creative power can he transform nature and society purposefully and consciously and become a being with creativity, that is, a creative social being.
However, this does not mean that creativity and creative power are the same.
Man’s creative power is mainly represented with scientific and technological knowledge, whereas creativity is the characteristics of man who transforms nature and society purposefully and consciously with creative power.
That man has creative power means he possesses scientific and technological knowledge and that he has creativity means he has characteristics to transform nature and society purposefully and consciously with creative power.
Creation is not knowledge itself but man’s activity with knowledge who transform nature and society to create the new. Perhaps, although man possessed a high level of scientific and technological knowledge, he can not create the new nor could be a being with creativity if he neglect creative struggle to transform nature and society.
Creativity is man’s characteristics to conduct creative activities. Only when man conducts creative activities to transform nature and society can he be a social being with creativity.