Tag Archives: Isolation

The Downsides of Being Yourself

It’s supposed to be a good thing.  It’s the goal.  You’re supposed to find yourself and then be as authentic to that self-discovered conception as you can possibly be.  It’s supposed to be the optimum outcome and your best and … Continue reading

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In Praise of Things You Don’t Like

Artists, as aesthetes, tend to surround themselves with things they like.  Part of their aesthetic is about what they select and what they discard.  Ordinary people do this in their everyday lives, too.  The totality of their comfortable existence is … Continue reading

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Rehumanising Through Art

We’ve become quite dehumanised.  You might not like to think so.  In fact, you may even bluntly deny it, but actually and sadly, it’s quite true, I’m afraid.  We’ve lost quite a lot of our humanity and I’ll explain how … Continue reading

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The Problem with Imagination

Artists tend to be characterised by at least one commonly shared characteristic.  They tend to be imaginative and have active, agile imaginations.  That’s a good thing, right?  Mostly right. If imagining comes easily to you, there is a danger.  A … Continue reading

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Why Are We So Rotten To Rock Stars?

We adore them.  We idolize them.  We pour our love out to them.  Yet we treat them like slaves. Think about the actual real life of the rock star.  They are permitted brief periods of unalloyed creativity when they create … Continue reading

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