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Paul’s One Big Question for October 9, 2018

In what ways, if any, do the arts (including writing, poetry, drawing, painting, dance, sculpture, theater, film, etc.) benefit society?  Are there any ways in which they harm society?

3 thoughts on “Paul’s One Big Question for October 9, 2018”

  1. The arts are like dessert. Doing all the boring and stressful survival stuff is like eating your necessary but not so tasty vegetables, and after you do that… dessert. And no, unlike dessert there is no way in which arts can harm society.

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  2. Free therapy! Among other things.
    But how it can harm society… that’s a more difficult, and interesting, question to me. People can use art and rhetoric to change society to their own selfish ends. People can use it to promote hate.
    Hm. Now I’m wondering how can I turn my poetry towards evil…

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