Society & Culture
What we make, we believe has meaning (at least to the one who makes it). But, how does this translate to the masses? Are artists - writers, scribes, painters, sculptors - ultimately integral and important to the societies they inhabit?
My first answer would be: yes. And of course, I'd make a claim that they are. Artists dabble in chaos more than order. And artists try to make sense of that chaos so that others can understand it better. What are the truths underlying everything we do? What are our goals? How do we interpret our world? These are some really big questions I've wrestled with as a writer and creative person. Am I doing things that are meaningful and will what I do have meaning to others? In some sense, most creatives hope their work does more than provide personal therapy. There is a hope that their work can impact others.
Now, whether that's for the noble and just cause is another story. And something I've decided to delve a bit deeper into with this episode. Hope you enjoy.
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