Monday, March 8

Ethics vs Art; The Moral vs the Mystic


Ethics:  the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics; Christian ethics.

Art: the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

The Moral: of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.

The Mystic:  involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.

I often see those ethically inspired neglect to see the importance of the Arts.  (As if everyone could actually have life if their base needs were satisfied ; food, water, health, shelter, clothing etc.)  We know very well that those clothed and overfed and over-sheltered and in perfect health often have no life at all, often even take their lives. 
I propose that a life lived in pursuit of ethical goals based on numbers, statistics, mass production, and mere financial assistance/support are actually goals that are contributing to the West's apathy, despair, feelings of helplessness, and bitterness- even suicide.

I also propose that a life lived in pursuit of the Arts and of expression of one's own art, while still maintaining a life of generosity toward the people directly in one's life and an eye open and aware to those who should potentially enter into that sphere on a daily basis, will lead lives of spiritual enrichment, purpose, committed helpfulness, and genuine joy- a gratefulness for one's time on this earth filled with wonder and awe, inevitably being contagious to those around and truly showing what (insert )can do for each person within and despite any circumstance this world throws at us. 
never to be continued......