At 10/11/09 09:07 PM, slingshot14 wrote:
At 10/11/09 09:04 PM, armorwarrior wrote:
Sorry about that. Would you rather have more creative people or smarter(more productive) people? Please give me a reason so I don't have to waste a post asking "Why?"
At 10/11/09 08:09 PM, slingshot14 wrote:
Would you rather have more creative people in this world or dumber people? If they want that then they should pay for it. It's all for the greater good.Would I rather have creative people or stupid people? Well creative of course, stupid people do nothing!
I'll give you a reason for him.
Art classes, whether it be Art, Music, Dance, or anything else, help nurture the imagination.
Everybody is born with an imagination, which is what truly sets us apart from animals. As a child, with out powerful imaginations we come up with amazing ideas, but without the resources to fulfill them, they are lost as we age.
But the arts help people maintain the power of their imagination. Thomas Edison was an inventor, a writer, and a poet. He was well rounded in the arts. Thomas Edison was the writer of the Declaration of Independence. But before he put ink to paper, where did the document exist?
In his imagination.
Every human made object once existed in a person's imagination. Without the arts, the manufacturing of ideas would greatly be diminished.
Personally, I think the opposite that you do. I believe that subjects like Math, History, and Science, are ruining our children. I still believe they should be offered, but they should just be offered, like every other course should be.
If you have the the time, or if anybody does, I highly recommend watching this video, which may make some of my ideas seem more clear.