So the other day I came across this website. At first I didn’t get the joke and was pretty pissed off.
I am completely pulling this out of my ass, but I get the feeling a lot of people don’t take art seriously. I mean, sure there are plenty of people who love the arts, and support them, but then you have school districts trying to cut art programs to focus on math and science, the only “useful” subjects…bullshit. The humanities always struggle for funding, most of which is allotted to those “useful” programs. Colleges and universities are even raising the prices for programs that are more “useful” than the humanities.
I feel some people really do think “Go ahead, waste your life and be an artist….” Ok, so what is not “wasting your life”? Getting a degree in business, making money, buying a beach house, getting a hot trophy wife, and retiring on a golf course where you take Viagra to fuck the golf cart attendant? Congratulations you bland worthless prick, you’re just like every other faceless asshole who will die un-noticed.
Yeah math and science are important for making new discoveries and products, but the humanities is our soul. It’s what gives existence meaning. Our experiences as human beings, all the emotions that go with life, that’s what art represents. Artists and those who enjoy art are enriched by those shared experiences and memories. They truly experience life.
So I hope you’re happy on that golf course you nobody….