In yoga philosophy, we differentiate between the Self and the small self. The big Self refers to the highest of who we are, the highest potential, our light, our ability to connect to others and see others as we are. The small self is the dark ego who in its fear desires to protect one fraction of its identity; it is attached to separation; me right you wrong; us versus them.
What then is creative action? Is it to do something perfectly and creatively without any regards to the motivation of the action? From the yogic perspective, this definition is incomplete. What defines creative action is action that springs from our highest Self. All actions coming from separation, putting others down to lift ourselves up, is from the small self. All actions coming from the intention to unite, to alleviate the suffering of others, to treat others as we would like to be treated, comes from the higher Self.
Going back to the two different examples, it shows that where we operate from (self vs Self) determines the kind of action we end up taking. Unfortunately, homelessness is a prevalent problem in the world today. Take creative action. Feed the homeless, support programs that give jobs to the underprivileged, do something. Do this not to separate (I am better than you), but do this to unite (I am you). Creative action arises from union, from yoga.