Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Artist's Way to a Better Life

Red-Throated Hummingbird print
Hanif Kureishi wrote an interesting editorial in the New York Times recently. In it he says "As we as a society become desperate financially, and more regulated and conformist, our ideals of competence become more misleading and cruel, making people feel like losers." The importance in pulling our attention away from this -- to envision the lives we'd prefer to lead -- is essential to our growth and well-being. The point of the article was to talk about the importance of distraction as part of the creative process. To begin to redesign our society one has to live like an artist to some extent. To feel free to explore, imagine, daydream, try things out, intend a new outcome, try again.

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