The Epic Story of Humanity: Part 1, Spring

Here Comes a New Aesthetic

Be the change you want to see in the world!
JENNIFER MCCLURE

In a recent poll, 24 to 25 percent of young German people interviewed by journalists answered the question “what do you want to do when you’re an adult” by stating that they wanted to be artists. What are they picturing?

What do they think being an artist means, exactly? Are they thinking about the rich possibilities that the art market offers? Well, maybe, but I don’t think so.

I think that they are saying that they want to be artists because they feel that being an artist means to escape a future of sadness, to escape a future of precariousness as sadness.

They are thinking, well, precariousness and sadness can become something different, something not so sad, not so precarious, if they withdraw their faith, if they withdraw from any expectations a capitalist future can offer. I don’t want to expect anything from the future, so I start my future as an artist.

- Franco Berardi

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And in the words of Jason Mraz:

Go be that starving artist you're afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic, finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel.

You were not born here to work and pay taxes.

You were put here to be part of a vast organism, to explore and create. Stop putting it off.

The world has much more to offer than what's on fifteen televisions at TGI Fridays.

Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene.

Be the change you want to see in the world. You'll thank yourself for it.

Get started this Easter. Take your life offline and surprise yourself with a daring, creative act. Shake up your soul.

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me!

I tried to think of ways to destroy the core idea behind the scant (thankfully scant, that is) words that preach a basic option for ALL of us, but I could not. Usually I have no problem shredding and defecating all over these articles but this time its so true because of its unadorned and inescapable logic that I have only one thing to say: YES!

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