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Arts, general, why.  ---  .This section is about why the arts.  Topics include:   ---  1/24/2006

Arts, general, why.  ---  (1) To educate, teach, learn, enlighten.  (2) For knowledge of ideas and emotions.  (3) To entertain.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  (1) To move from art to organized philosophy and science (thought and reason). (2) To move from art to action.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  Art as a form of second hand experience.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  Art therapy: for psychological health.  Figure out what we should have done.  Figure out what should have been.  Figure out what others should have done.  Figure out what to do.  Figure out how to look at something (attitude).  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  For catharsis: blow off emotions present.  Conscious or unconscious expression of consciously or unconsciously felt negative or positive emotions.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  For catharsis: blowing off tensions.  Unconscious: when you don't know you are tense or what the problem, cause, or solution was.  Conscious: when you do know above.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  Importance of the arts.  The arts are important because they help us develop emotional knowledge.  Emotional knowledge is important because the mind works by using all its parts together (memory, emotions, thinking), and if one area is underdeveloped it affects the other areas and subsequently our mind as a whole.  ---  12/29/1997

Arts, general, why.  ---  Improve your environment.  Your internal environment (mind).  Your external environment (where you live).  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  Man is an artistic animal.  Man creates art naturally.  Some people created great ideas in the form of art.  These great ideas in art need to be found.  People should be told to develop great ideas in philosophy/science form, not art form.  Some people can only create great ideas through art.  Some people can only understand ideas through art.  Some people waste whole lives narrowly in art.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  People make art naturally.  It is proto-reasoning.  People tell stories naturally (he said, she said, he did, she did).  People think in images, and in poetry.  ---  03/20/1997

Arts, general, why.  ---  Political art.  Art created to express political views.  Art, like everything else, is unavoidably political.  ---  4/27/2006

Arts, general, why.  ---  The purpose of art is to show you something (1) New, and (2) Shocking and disturbing, in order to challenge your ideas and values.  It doesn't have to make sense.  It doesn't have to be true.  Anything perceptually different will do.  ---  12/30/1995

Arts, general, why.  ---  The purpose or function of art is to take us outside ourselves, and to experience things you (or anyone) could never experience.  ---  05/22/1993

Arts, general, why.  ---  There is a period in the late teens when you are beginning to realize things, especially emotions, but the concepts are not working yet, when the easiest way to express things is through art.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  To confront or solve problems vs. to avoid and escape problems.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  To make you imagine experiences that you never experienced.  Feel emotions that you never felt, or re-feel ones you have felt.  Feel for subject, feel for an idea.  Art keeps us in touch with our emotions.  Education about feelings.  ---  12/30/1992

Arts, general, why.  ---  Why art?  To allude to the elusive.  ---  12/20/1998

Arts, general, why.  ---  Why art? (purposes, functions, importance).  Why do we produce art?  Why do we consume art?  Why do we study art?  ---  12/30/1992

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