Have you read A Tale Of Two Cities?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time when the world’s greatest literature was also the most popular. When did that start to change?
Money ruins everything it touches. Books, records, movies—the never-ending corporate quest to create a “product” that appeals to EVERYONE leads to the graph-brained manufacture of bland mediocrity.
It was interesting to see all the “primitive art” on display in the San Diego Museum Of Art. All this stuff was created by people who weren’t seeking wealth or fame. It was created by people living in huts and caves who had no idea that 5000 years later their masterpieces would end up in gleaming museums on the other side of the world.
So why did they do it? Because people like to create things—useless, beautiful things. It’s what makes us different from other creatures. Sometimes the modern world makes us forget why we do it. But we do it just because, and that should be reason enough.