The Arts – not just painted
art, but the whole range – music, dance, drama, poetry as well as painting,
sculpture, installation, are visible fruits of creativity. Engagement in
collective community groups to stimulate their production or to discuss them
brings about collective involvement, and of course the experience
of being an audience to good production is itself uplifting as we are social animals.
If it is the case that the
purpose of life should be the pursuit of pleasure and happiness in a world
where peace and democracy are supreme, then it is important for this to begin
in a community setting: ‘The creative community’.
And, as we live in the Global Age - that community will be multi-dimensional, to include virtual friends in faraway timezones as well as like-minded people in the village.
I detest the media, and actively avoid what they call ‘The News’ - those stories have been carefully selected by someone whose main aim is to capture more viewers, and understandably, bad news is most effective for that. We can choose what we put our minds to, and while it may be extreme to ignore The News, at least we should all strive to maintain a balance - look at stuff that will be uplifting, get out into the sunshine, talk to happy people…..
……BUY SOME ART!!