Here is David Brooks; adding valuable arguments to our ongoing study of art & beauty:
We really have to trust our emotions, which are much smarter than our reason in some ways – because our emotions tell us what to value.
– we don’t have the choice to control our emotions, but we do have the power to educate our emotions. And we do that through literature and through art and music to give ourselves a repertoire of emotional experiences.
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