In case you didn’t know, the ride from my house to school is ~an hour. A lot of that time is just sitting on the bus, waiting to get where I’m going. But why do we always feel the need to have something to do? Whatever happened to good old-fashioned thinking?
Thinking just doesn’t happen very much anymore. Everybody on the bus is either listening to music, reading, or sleeping. Why not just stare outside and think about the beauties of nature? Or if it’s too dark, think about how the darkness only accentuates the beauty of nature when it’s light.
Philosophers didn’t get by by staring at their iPhones all day. In fact, they didn’t get by at all. It feels like philosophy is a dying profession. Actually, philosophers weren’t exactly put on a pedestal to begin with.
To answer my question, I think that we as a society are slowly moving away from thinking, which fits into a slow-paced life, and moving into doing, which fits into a faster-paced life. This involves less staring and more time being busy. Business.
Ever notice that word? We’ve taken something with a somewhat negative connotation and built our lives around it. It’s amazing and absurd all at the same time.
Talk about oxymorons.
Also, Halloween is around the corner.
I was planning on writing a post and I had a topic in mind but I totally forgot what it was the last time I came to put up a post so this time I’m coming to tell you that I was planning on writing a post and I had a topic in mind but I totally forgot what it was the last time I came to put up a post.
Talk about confusion.
I thought school would get some blogging ideas into me, but all it’s done is forced me to meet cool new people who like to play the same games that I do. Is this a bad thing? I think yes. I wanted to use college as a means to stop playing video games, not play more. But now I want to play games competitively instead of casually, and even though that’s probably never going to happen, I like to entertain the idea that it’s possible.
Oh, right. I’m in a class that studies performance art (which, strangely, only covers dance and video art). Art is supposed to be the evocation of emotion through various physical media, but if the “artist” creates “art” without this intention, is it still considered art?
I put up a status a few days ago about mainstream music being not about portraying emotion and therefore not being considered music, but the way I worded it may have been a little confusing, since a lot of people misunderstood what I was trying to say.
My question to you is: can art that’s created only to make money be considered art? Leave a comment in the comments section below or post a video response.
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