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In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity? (Read 895 times)

Offline Mayla

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In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity?
« on: November 03, 2013, 04:33:27 PM »
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Re: In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity?
«Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 05:25:23 PM »
Art is part of what it means to be human.  Might as well know something about it.
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Re: In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity?
«Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 05:31:05 PM »
Art is expression and communication through craft.  Art provides the focal elements and programming around which people organize socially.  Art connects power, energy, and passion with ideas.
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Offline sirpazhan

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Re: In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity?
«Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 05:34:28 PM »
Without writing a 10pg. essay answering your question,, in short, I'd say art/music benefit humanity in the form of inspiration.. it can convert negative emotions into positive ones, thus uplifting the human spirit, which can be used as a catalyst to excel,, be it in helping others/society, or in your own personal life's journey. Art/Music demonstrates the highest aspiration of mankind. 
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Re: In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity?
«Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 06:25:27 PM »
Cultural expression, identity.

Societal bonding.

Outlet for creativity, different ways of thinking.
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Re: In what ways do Art and Music benefit Humanity?
«Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 07:21:36 PM »
Hm....

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