Focus on the positive and the pleasant makes us overly optimistic and overly positive about ourselves and our life. And that gives us the strength to carry on, to do crazy things, and sometimes even succeed with those crazy things. That is a beautiful evolutionary survival mechanism.
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I am still trying to find my artistic voice. And I think I have made a step in the process last week. It all has to do with expressing fictional and factual realities into one artwork eg. in bright and cheerful colors versus grey scales from black to white.
We are often tempted to think, say or do things that feel good rather than things that are good ... for us, for others, for humanity, for life on Earth. Yes, we are largely guided by our emotions, and less by our ratio.
In the post-truth era, if we would more often honestly express that we don't know for sure, or even that we know it is not necessarily true, using the subjunctive, then we would have much more fruitful discussion, around the world.
The Art Factory is here! Anybody can now make artworks using artificial intelligence for digital design and robots to convert digital designs to physical objects such as paintings or sculptures.
We keep on telling ourselves that we are something special, despite knowing that we are merely a brilliant coincidence, a statistical speck in the universe. Maybe we should stop fooling ourselves.
The horizontalist versus verticalist mind model is and will be one of the big issues in the world. You see it again and again. An eternal battle. People making efforts to live a better life, if needed at the cost of others. And people feeling alienated, flocking together for strength and support in their cosy rabbit hole.