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Monday, January 02, 2017

This year, I resolve to waste time well

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Note the various function of arts/fiction/music, etc. -- feeds the soul, creativity, therapy,

"So they sent a delegation to the US, to Apple, to Microsoft, to Google, and they asked the people there who were inventing the future about themselves. And they found out that all of them had read science fiction when they were boys and girls.
"Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you have never been. Once you have visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: Discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leaving them better, leaving them different."

John Ruskin, who said, 'Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless.'

For qns on the role and function of the arts, need for efficiency in the modern life....