Art Appreciation and Our Sad Generation

I don’t think that appreciation of the arts should be restricted to a certain age or generation. I think it’s sad that people look down on young adults because we are in an age of technology, and art and poetry and literature is often forgotten.

We look down upon intelligence and assume liking art and music and literature is pretentious and aggravating. We call intelligent people “nerds” and those who appreciate art “hipsters”. It’s aggravating. I don’t think children should be given iPads for gifts. That’s completely ridiculous. I don’t think people should be looked down upon for getting good grades and reading old books and visiting art museums. The problem with our generation is that we rely too much on other people or on other things. We’re spoiled.

The other day I was sitting downtown reading a book. Three people walked past me and literally said, “Who reads books anymore?”

I believe in humans. Just not in humanity.

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