“[All] growth should commence at birth and cease only at death” ~ Albert Einstein
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." ~ Aristotle
"Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.” ~ Immanuel Kant
"Don't take yourself too seriously. Growth comes through humility. Humility comes from wisdom, which comes with maturity."~ Bobbi Dunlop
Maybe the problem in trying to help The Jeans understand artistic growth is that he seems to approach most things in life with a modern philosophical viewpoint - he's great at rattling off names of great philosophers and prattling off memorized information spent from a lifetime of living in books; while we tend to approach life with a postmodern analytical view (if we had to label our self-we hate labels), though we have certainly spent our time living in books. It’s the collision of two different words, both of which the either has little notion of.
Perhaps it is just the vast difference in upbringing and life experiences that causes the startling difference in the contradictory views of art, life and personal philosophies in juxtaposition of most people’s views, particularity The Jeans’.
We are just dipping our toes into the pool. Testing the waters, if you will, using far too much experience with life as a floatation device to our future.
This entry is simply a potential abstract for a future personal thesis; and to help an ass find the point of his project and help him along on his journey. We hope he finds the answer to his question, or at least finds his question.
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin