Last night I stepped outside my comfort zone and went to a meet up. Have you heard of the things?
I learned of them when I developed an idea about creating a website where you meet friends, not friends that only live in your phone on your fb, but friends that you actually see! It would be much like a dating website but for people who want a BFF! I shared my idea with my daughter who promptly informed me someone already thought of that.
Went to meetup.com and learned of a philosophy group that meets every Monday. As an introvert, it was hard for me to take that step to go meet with strangers, but I did it!
Last night we talked about what art means to the society? What is the value of art? Specifically, at one time , the city of Detroit was going to sell off the art collection in their prestigious museum because the city was in financial crisis and couldn’t pay the city employee’s pensions. The question became, under what circumstances, if any, is it justified to sell off an entire museum of art?
I have found my people.
I wanted to ask for your own thoughts. My response was that it is justified if lower level needs are not met. I think this may also revert back to the classism issue. There are people who may love art, and even be inspired by art, but don’t have the time nor the resources to visit a museum. Getting food on the table trumps visiting the art museum. What say you?