Creativity and the Arts are Frivolous.
If you believe that, then you better not run into me or a few of my friends in a dark alley or even a coffee shop.
Let’s say you did meet me in a coffee shop and we start talking about the recent arts education cuts. (I just heard about a whole performing arts program being sliced away, with 15 minutes notice given to the department at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Canada).
You say, “Well, it’s about money, and the arts are frivolous, really.”
At that moment, you will see my face redden, my posture improve immensely, and you’ll sense a strange sort of energy hitting you, paralyzing you in your chair. You will not be able to shift, even if you command your legs to run.