Tag Archives: Orthodoxy

Do You Really Want to Understand?

Before you can begin to understand anything, in depth, at a fundamental level, where you are so well-versed in the subject matter that you can begin to gain genuine insights, you have to pass through a scary and somewhat humiliating … Continue reading

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Fear of the Unconventional

There is a significant population of people that are alarmed, scandalised, affronted and viscerally offended by pictures painted in bright colours, whether representational or abstract, or somewhere in between.  I have the anecdotal evidence.  They can’t stand them, but more … Continue reading

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Conformity

“Do your own thing”, they tell you.  “Be yourself”.  Then, there’s the real world of prejudice, gatekeepers, herd instincts, power, money, employment, groupthink, uniformity and conformity.  Ultimately, you have to make a choice about which world you live in, but … Continue reading

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Order and Disorder

In art, which is better: order, disorder, or a bit of both?  How about in other human affairs? Order implies uniformity, conformity and obedience.  Things are easier to control and regiment, when they are in straight lines and adhere to … Continue reading

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