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just letting everyone know that my big move to maine is the first weekend of july! I will not be looking back once I do move.
I am underslept and stressed and worried and hate the world. Time for a long winded rant about things.
First off, I want to say that I cannot stand those lists of degrees deemed “worthless” by the media. I really, really cannot. Because often times they are deemed worthless simply because they do not make the same averages of income that all the other degrees make. Really, that’s it. And every time I see them, I just want to scream.
My rant, though, isn’t about all of the degrees. There are plenty on there that are better saved for people to explain why they aren’t worthless that have a better understanding of what those degrees are for.
Right now, my frustrations are with the fact that often times, creative degrees, such as art and creative writing and even graphic design are on those lists of degrees counted as useless.
I am sick and fucking tired of creativity, at least in the unitedd states, being considered “useless.”
The problem isn’t that such fields of study aren’t useless. Far from the fact, actually. The problem lies in the fact that creativity isn’t encouraged to flourish. In fact, it’s often times sought to be stomped otu.
It was something that drove me mad in school. I guess you could say that I have always had a very creative mind, even before I decided to go and pursue an art rout rather than study animals. I have always been a cronic doodler. My tests would be covered in them.
I can count no less than three teachers throughout my schooling that docked points off my test for the doodles on the back, despite the fact that I had had all the answers on the back right.
It always drove me mad (save for my last high school before I graduated, which had a decent sized art program) that throughout middle school and high school, there would be maaaaaaybe three art classes to chose from.
But god knows how many sports classes. My middle school had more HOME ECONOMICS classes than art classes.
I wanted an outlet for my creativity. They provided me with classes on learning how to raise a baby when I never wanted one in the first place.
And let’s not forget all the teachers that yelled at me for pulling out my sketchbook in class, even after all my work was done.
Creativity is not wanted. It’s forced to be seen as not needed. A creative mind is a creative thinker. A critical thinker. Someone that isn’t exactly going to go with the neat flow of society.
People don’t want that. They want everything to fit in tiny little boxes because that is comfortable with them. They don’t want to look at the fact that sometimes, the lack of normalcy is NOT a bad thing.
Art is not a comfortable thing. Creating is not a comfortable thing. If you are making a living off of it, it’s not a big living. If you are, you are lucky and found a niche.
Money is something that is comfortable to people. It buys us food and shelter and first aid. And so, when something isn’t making a whole lot of money, it is considered worthless.
Often times, in a lot of media, a creative mind is portrayed as someone who is grungy and poor and doesn’t exactly have a “”“desirable”“” look to them. They are stereo typed at hapless dreamers with no direction and has essentially failed at life.
And it drives me up the wall.
Sure, there are the people that live the stereotype. And it’s not that the stereotype is a bad thing. It’s not. Media just portrays it as such.
But a lot more creative minds aren’t that. It’s the business man stuck in a dead end job because his family didn’t support his dreams. It’s the woman down the street who can only find the time to paint outside of her job as a lawyer. It’s the young adults who are told they better become doctors or their schooling will not be paid for. Older adults who had dreams that were never encouraged.
Art. Creating. Music and writing and all that is not worthless. Far from it.
People don’t stop and see just how much art affects our every day lives. The photography or illustrations of your calender. Your favorite band. A good book. Those movies you enjoy so much. Hell, even the art on billboards and the designs on bottles and the reason your car looks the way it does all come from a creative mind.
And people need to see this. People need to see that without art, without music, or acting or story telling… society probably wouldn’t really exist as a whole. Creativity has been around for as long as man has. Creativity has driving man far more than people realize it.
Maybe it is because I am an artist and a creative writer that I write so passionately about this. Maybe it’s because I haven’t slept in three days and am lacking caffeine. but I stand by what I say with this. And I will continue being an artist. I will continue creating and exploring and learning in ways never taught to me. And I can only hope that that will inspire a future for generations to come to do the same.
Even has lost his job. we have nomoeny for bills currently.I am taking emergancy glass etching commissions. it will be 20 for a glass or plate, ten for a shot glass or salt and pepper shakes. I do have a few things already made. I will do ANYTHING, even non-faindom designs. I’ll tag a few fandoms I know, but so long as you provide a photo of the design, I can make it.Please shoot my an ask or an email at Ienzovantas@hotmail.com.