Tag Archives: Violence

Do You Feel?

Artists ask just one thing of you: that when experiencing their art, you feel something. An artist’s role, in society, is nothing if not to elicit emotional responses from their audiences. Failing to feel anything at all – indifference – … Continue reading

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Fear in Moderation

Often, the cautious, incremental, conservative, moderate, careful approach is the least appropriate and stupidest response, under the circumstances.  It’s the mindset that leads to the wrong answers or to a lack of effective action.  This kind of approach leads to … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy, Violence, Coercion, Imagination and Art

Bureaucracy is everywhere and it is anathema to artistic thinking, freedom and to people with an imaginative turn of mind.  Everything is regulated, controlled, cross-referenced, aggregated, profiled, correlated and analysed.  Our every keystroke and mouse click is dissected and no … 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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How Fragile We Are

Most people persist in believing two utterly discredited falsehoods.  The first is that punishment is necessary; ultimately good for the people punished and that it works effectively.  Further, we believe that people that “need” punishment, the application of various sorts … Continue reading

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Influence and Persuasion

Bloggers are funny, optimistic people.  We write (among many other reasons) to share gems of wisdom we stumble upon, in the hope it helps somebody else.  We hope to persuade and to change minds.  The desire is for better perspectives … Continue reading

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The Emotional Trauma of Trying Hard

A friend of mine said something profoundly interesting recently.  He said, “Seems to be a certain truth in the suggestion that the lessons you find it hard to learn keep on coming back… until you learn them.”  There are things … Continue reading

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