Essays Will Be Shorter In Words And Longer In Meaning
When we grow up, we are told how the world works. Indoctrinated and subconsciously paralyzed by thousands of rules, trends, and dogmas, it is almost a sin to see the world differently. Desperate for meaning we try to catch and hold to the conventional, to the approved. Find a job that pays the most, brings you the status you can signal to others, and gives you a good story that makes you feel good about yourself.
The train of life is passing by fast, and the burden of our lifestyle becomes our prison. We can’t risk anymore, we must play safe so we can maintain everything we already have. Support everything that has been already installed. The modern slavery trap. A trap of false freedom.
In a meantime, we forget that we are builders, artists, that we are creators. We can truly create amazing stuff. From art to science, the act of creating can give us great meaning if we create with an artist’s spirit. From heart. Not because someone told us to create, but because we can. Here is a quote I love:
“I believe great artists of the future will use fewer words, copy fewer things essays will be shorter in words, longer in meaning. We must paint what is important to us. We must not respond to outside demands. They do not know what they want, or what we have to give.”The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
It is never too late to wake up and create art you would like to see in the world. Experiment, break things, try things that are hard to do but capture your heart and imagination, and create a world you would like to see. Not the world you were given with the instruction manual. We have a chance to paint what is important to us because we were given the gift of creation. Go and grab that gift, it is right in front of you.