henry copeland: Art for life's sake, via @dilastraty pllqt.it/l4PsVR
Your Brain on Beauty: A Neurological Defense of Aestheticism | Cody DelistratyThe anxiety of living without purpose inspires so much of what we do in life: from finally writing that novel to following a religion. But a problem arises when we entirely ignore beauty for beauty’s sake. Life is short, yes, and meaning is important, also yes, but it has been proven that beauty really does give us pleasure. Aestheticism is a call back to our biological roots, and when we push aside utility and thematic meaning and simply pay attention the beauty around us, the way we experience life can paradigmatically change for the better.