This past Saturday I attended TEDx Mile High’s event in Denver, Colorado, ASCEND. Well, I attended the first half and watched the remainder of it online. And today I’m reflecting on the overall efficacy of TEDx Talks, a growing phenomenon across the globe, in general.(more…)
Why do people, especially the young and those in academia, idolize those supposed “tortured artists” who are hopeless, anxious, overly analytical, suicidal, and, well… depressed and depressing? Are depressed artists capable of expressing anything more profound because they’re sad or conflicted? Are they expressing anything unique about humankind and the world because they’re expressing themselves more gloomily?
Is there such thing as a tortured artist? No. This is a myth that needs to go.(more…)