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The article constitutes a short analysis of the contemporary man who has to deal with
widely understood changes, which is often the cause of adaptation difficulties and at the
same time is the chance of personality development and gaining many personal benefits.
A suggestion reinforcing mental hardness and increasing the chances to satisfactorily deal
with different difficult situations is creativity regarded as the process of self‑creation.
text presents a short story of creation, as well as a description of the construct of hardness.
Also, mutual permeation of a humanist approach to creativity and the concept of hardness
which, seen as a certain part, create a model of personality and suggestion of the way to
function in a globalized world for the contemporary man who, being “on the way” and
still “becoming”, makes a constant transgression and at the same time, positively answers
the requirements of its environment.