A Mature Relationship With Beauty
It’s really hard to make something beautiful, but it’s really worthwhile. Make one thing in your life beautiful, then you’ve established a relationship with beauty. And then you can start to expand that relationship with beauty out into the world and into other elements of your life such as building systems.
People are terrified of this, and they are terrified of color. They paint their walls beige. People are terrified of art. They buy some mass-produced things because they don’t want people laughing at them due to their lack of taste. You have to develop a sense of what is beautiful and you will stumble, which is natural as you learn.
You have to steer clear of the con artists and the frauds because it’s difficult to distinguish between the real thing and the frauds, but it is unbelievably worthwhile. Artistic types are also entrepreneurial types, they are the same types of personality, so it’s worthwhile to make a practical and economical case for this kind of thing.
If you can read, think and communicate, you will never fail. There is nothing we can do that is more useful than to teach people to articulate and communicate because then they can:
– Identify problems
– They can formulate solutions
– They can negotiate to a consensus
– They can negotiate on their behalf and on behalf of others
– There is no downside to it, except for the responsibility that comes with it.
Man does not live by bread alone. We live by beauty, we live by literature, we live by art, literally, not metaphorically. We can’t live without it because life is too dismal and tragic in the absence of beauty.