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What is the nature of depression?  Why are so many people these days depressed?  First of all, there is situational depression and long-term depression.  Situational depression can happen for a slew of reasons.  Loss of a job, loss of friends, a traumatic event like a mugging, the fact that you like someone and they don’t like you back.  I will be instead focusing on long-term clinical depression; the depression that you cannot merely shake off; that stays with you through thick and thin; no matter what.  When the brief moments of good times don’t really compare to the massive black cloud always hovering over you.

 

In life, there is suffering; it is inevitable.  Some people unfortunately experience more suffering than others. 

Some popular quotes on art:

  • “Art is made by the alone for the alone.” – (Luis Barragan)
  • “We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.” – (Friedrich Nietzsche)

 

What is the role of the artist in society?  Is it the obligation of the artist to convey what others cannot see, the underpinnings of this reality that are not readily apparent; the things you feel and experience that you cannot put into words; the direct confrontation with the unknown and the mystery?  The artist is on a path much alike to the spiritual path, and their art may even be their burden.  The nature of producing great art often involves a great inner struggle, creation and destruction of all things in their head,

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