A great inside joke can be explained to you, but you'll ever fully get it unless you've been there in those circumstances. Art is the same way. The only way to increase your appreciation for creativity is to create more for yourself. Someone can explain to you what it's like to do work that you love, work that matters, work that makes an impact. But that is nothing compared to the comradely experienced by two artistic veterans, sharing old horror stories of creative failure and success. To understand that, you have to have been there. And trust me, you'll wish you were.
Quit standing on the outside looking in. Start creating today and find out what all the fuss is about.