Saturday, June 25, 2011

Do You Understand?

"What we don't understand we can make mean anything."

So what's it all about? What does it all mean? Why art and fashion, why music and design? Why do we do it? It has to be about popularity, and fame. We wear the clothes we do so people will think we're "somebody". Because we're media drones and we wear what the T.V. tells us to. That has to be it. It has to be about immaturity and revenge. We listen to the music we do in spite of our predecessors, we love it simply becase they do not. We don't know any better, we'll grow out of it someday. Is this making any sense? It has to be about putting on a facade. We create new art and innovative design to seem cultured and prestegious. We do it merely to make an impression, get good jobs, and make lots of money. None of this is about passion.....

Don't you agree?

Let's hope you don't. Because passion is the blood of art, creativity is the brain, motivation is the skeleton, and individuality is skin. Art is the result of our lives. Because who we are is the same thing as what we create. Different isn't wrong, it's different. And different is easier to hate, it's easier to judge, and demean. Because different is harder to understand.

We are a society of definitions and instruction manuels. But some things go beyond the scope of what we have documented. Some things can not be named and defined and set down in a step by step process. We should embrace these things that we don't understand and open our minds to them.

We have not yet established the difference between what we don't understand and what we fear. It is the things we don't understand that we fear. So before you write something off as wrong, or evil, or idiotic, these things you simply don't understand could be making perfect sense to someone else. The only thing dangerous about the unknown is never wanting to know it.

So in case you're still not sure how to open your mind to the things you can't understand let me help.

STEP ONE: don't waste your life waiting for step two.

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