In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo de Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.
— Orson Welles
I found this quote both interesting and kind of amusing. You always hear of the angst of writers/artists.
Do you think it's necessary, or at least helpful, for creativity to have a drama or angst-filled setting in which to cultivate?