Phantasmagoriat wrote:It supports the belief that all of Humanity will *never* be able to understand each other.
I never said anything about not being able to connect or communicate. In fact, I'm saying that everyone is different and understanding that helps you know what to expect from them and how to better communicate with them.
Each person is different. Recognize the differences. Sway the ones who can be swayed, overcome the ones who can be overcome, and accept the ones who can't be moved. The best art in the world will never appeal to everyone. It shouldn't. It's our differences that make us individuals. Art is liberating because no matter what you make, it will appeal to someone. If you're in it for praise, you'll get some no matter what because there is always going to be at least one person just like you who will love it for the same reason you do. If you're in it to convert people, you'll get that, too, because there are always going to be flexible people just waiting to be swayed in one direction or another by a compelling argument (or vid). If you're in it to communicate, you're going to find people who speak your language and they will understand your message - or you'll find people with enough time and interest to learn your language *just* so they can understand your message. No matter what your motivation, you're going to succeed on some level because it's art, and there are no rules with art.
All of that is very positive. The only thing you have to do is accept that people are all different. Trying to push everyone to be the same, for them all to agree on a universal *anything* is counterproductive. That's not going to happen and if it did, there would be nothing to talk about or share because everyone would be doing the same thing and agreeing about it. Art delves into creativity, individuality, and opinion. The whole point is that people are different, their opinions will always differ enough to strike up debates on any single art work or genre. That's a good thing, a positive thing, because without that continual arguing there can be no growth. This hobby depends on the constant disagreement from one viewer or editor to another as to what makes a vid good or bad. If we all agreed on what makes something good, then that would be the only thing made and once every possible combination has been done in that "good" style there would be no more vids. Now that's depressing.
You said I implied art was stagnant. I have no idea where you got that, but it's just the opposite. I'm saying that art is anything and everything for anyone and everyone. It can't be controlled or limited by universal truths and that's why it will continue for as long as the human race does. It's only when you seek to put everything and into little boxes of universal "good" and "bad" that art can grow stagnant. When you do that, you shut down the debate, the dialogue, and it's that very conflict that keeps people motivated to make their own unique mark on the world.