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Sadly, that’s true for a lot of people on the right. In my opinion, careers based on the arts are more critical to a nation’s wealth, because a successful business needs a creative team to produce the product designs, advertisements, and provide ingenuity for the business in general.
I know the feeling! I’ve been playing and learning music for about ten years, and I’ve been creative/artistic my entire life. I wish people would show a little more appreciation for music and the arts, and understand that not all musicians and artists are left-winged.
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if artistic people are forced to take years of math and science then why don’t sciencey people have to take art and music classes
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because, while important for developing good taste and culture, art and music generally won’t get you a job or make you money. there are no practical real life skills involved with painting.
I disagree. Music, I can see… kind-of. It’s actually more difficult then you think, it’s like learning another language. Art? There are so many jobs you can get with art that it’s not even funny. That’s the number one misconception I see all the time, and it’s completely untrue.
I think it’s largely because the art-related jobs that you can get to make money are often not producing what people in the art world consider “true art.” It’s creative. It’s good work. It may be beautiful and satisfying and challenging to make. But… it doesn’t fit with the conception of what a real artist does, it’s too… mercenary? I don’t know. I just get the impression that if people see you approaching art like a business, and looking to do what’s needed and will earn money, it’s less respected that what they see as more “pure” art. *shrugs*
Tl;dr, art and music are important and respectable.
People think art is just painting or drawing.
Art is architecture, fashion, animation, jewelry, audio, visual. Art is product design, graphic design, automobile design. Art is innovation. You can not go a single day without seeing or using something created by an artist or someone with an art degree. I have a six-page [three columns per page] list of jobs you can get with various art degrees. Art degrees are in high demand right now and businesses need creative thinkers, which there is a lack of because of the overwhelming amount of people going into medicine/sciences. I have personally noticed in myself and others, that people who do not study art, or create art are slower at solving real-world problems, evaluating, and analyzing situations.
Understanding art involves more of a thinking process then people realize. There’s color theory, biology, anatomy, memorization, refined motor skills, understanding the physics of light and motion, training yourself to see and pick out the colors of an object an untrained eye can not, or would not notice, and having the ability to bend and distort the aforementioned to fit your mind’s eye. And that’s just people working with 2-D. People who work in fashion or other major industries need to know what clothing people would buy, how and what makes an appealing advertisement, how to make and design a chair or bed, etc.
Now, as for music, many studies have shown that music is important for learning. It helps develop language skills, listening skills, math skills, encourages creativity, relieves stress, and the list goes on. (x)(x)(x). Like I said, understanding music, not just listening to it, is like learning a new language. There is so much to music and music theory, and in my opinion, music theory is the most difficult thing I have tried learning in my life, far above calculus.
My point here is that art and music require high-level thinking. Both art and music use math and science, and can be just as difficult, if not more difficult, then high level math and science. People don’t realize this because they never sat down to think about it.
child: mom read me a story
child: I was thinking something a little less fictional.
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This is truly amazing. Remember how the IRS was used as political weapon by the Obama administration in order to help his reelection chances in 2012? The political targeting was so awful that the leftist media was even forced to report on it, causing many Democrats to feign outrage at the…