The impulse to create is an innate feature of human beings. So is the urge to leave our mark. From graffiti in public toilets, to great literary masterpieces; we want others to know we have existed.
The legacy of having children is common but that makes it no less miraculous and celebrated every time it occurs.
There are other creative options too.
Aside from wanting to be seen now, and the desire to leave something for future generations, there’s another need that creating something fulfills.
Being creative (in whatever form that takes) allows us to express something of our soul.
We are each a soul experiencing life in a human body. In this lifetime, we each get to experience the physicality and sensuality of having a body. We also have endless opportunities to experience the emotional aspects of being human. We can think and learn. We can question and explore. We can remember our soul selves and we can forget them.
When we create we are in union with our soul.