Re: We're Only In It For The Money-part two
posted at 8/28/2012 4:03 PM EDT
In Response to Re: We're Only In It For The Money-part two
[QUOTE]@yoga: The eternal, mutual contradictions between the mind and the spirit and the search for inner peace, i.e. the reconciliation of the two.
For me, aesthetics are innately human...more so than law or religion...and serve to define the earthly struggle into languages and themes that everyone can understand. We created art and music almost from day one - even before language, I believe - and it's been our creative pursuits that have most genuinely advanced our common cause(s).
(When we destroy or oppress it, we lose momentum, i.e. the buddhas blown up by the taliban in afghanistan...tragic.) It remains to be seen how this period of human history is regarded in terms of aesthetic achievement, but it seems that the sheer proliferation of forms is ultimately positive, except perhaps for those who would wish to control it.
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Reconciliation is certainly part of the struggle, but that's not (necessarily) the end goal, but more akin to a wonderful byproduct, when putting complimentary forces of energy together. In a profound way, you see the world in a less linear fashion, and more holistically. The pieces you once thought were incompatible, are now parts of the same continuum. Fine lines, and all that. Very fine.
The art of balance (and yes, it's an art, just as much as a 'law') is one of the most difficult to achieve -- and just because it is a goal for some, that doesn't cancel out the formation of tastes, opinions, individual thought, not that I thought that what's you were implying by any means, but I honestly believe there is not only more ease in understanding cause and effect with a balanced mind, but also more openness in developing tastes, opinions, etc.
That's what creates community. Or it's what could create community, if people saw the whole more often, and not the dividing lines, as is the case in more linear thinking.
Nothing is the same from day to day, no one person, no one thought, not one emotion, not one living thing. Not one response, not one reaction. Why else would someone attend the concert of a musician that they've already seen 100 times? Why else would someone watch a film for the 50th time? Why else would someone re-read a book for the umpteenth time?
The only thing that is permanent is Zilla's dislike for disco music, and I have to admit, I find comfort in that. Amen to that, you know?