Paradise Lost: Understanding the Value of Art

If art is an experience, what does that make the artist? A performer? An instructor? A mentor? Despite its many forms, art has a unique way of interacting with the human mind. Music serves as a universal language, all people groups have some form of dance, sculpture and painting are as much a part of cultural heritage as food and skin color are, and stories told in poetry or prose have been long part of the human tradition for centuries upon centuries. As humans made … Read more Paradise Lost: Understanding the Value of Art

The Futility of Willpower

“Gohan! Don’t you dare give up!” “You can do it! Believe in yourself! One last time, show me the power we made together!” Art by TMFScptKT on DeviantArt. As Earth faced its darkest hour, as the villain Cell prepared to unleash his last attack on Earth, Goku encouraged his son Gohan, their only hope, with those words.    Anime has a lot of stores about willpower. Through believing in oneself and working hard, pretty much anything can be achieved. We’ve seen this in countless tales: … Read more The Futility of Willpower