Kurt Vonnegut said, “Go into the arts. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”
That seems an almost defeatist way of looking at life but it’s true. Creativity is known to soothe the soul; to be in the tool box for rehabilitation.
Yet the first programs we cut from education, when the money gets tight, are the arts programs. Rather, we tend to educate our children to become consumers, as if that is the only way to pursue a meaningful successful life.
And while we do so, we educate the creativity right out of them.