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No. 244144

Is appreciation of the higher arts, for example the classics, forever closed off to those who are incapable of self reflection?

I ask this because I've noticed that the terrible people in this world, terrible in the sense of lack of empathy or poor self control, all enjoy media aimed at the level of a young teenager. Either that or media that appeals viscerally to the senses such as violent or pornographic works. I am not talking about the intellectually impaired here, who lack the other faculty necessary to enjoy the higher arts, but those with the intelligence necessary to enjoy higher art but do not. Also not included are those that for reasons of taste and preference of things other than art and media, such as sport, consume little media at all. What is included are those who are able to consume the higher arts, but instead consume the inferior art and media tailored to children.

It all clicked for me when I tried online dating and encountered some terrible people. One woman in particular, who admitted right off the bat to either having anti-social personality disorder or borderline personality disorder, would only talk about such media as Harry Potter or Sherlock.

The part of the brain that is responsible for empathy, healthy self reflection and a proper temperament is most likely also the part of the brain that is necessary to enjoy the better arts. And that the mark of an ethically reprobate person is a person who possess the intellectual capacity to enjoy the higher arts but chooses the childish. I am not also talking about those who for nostalgia occasionally return to the childish works they consumed as a child, I do this occasionally, but there we are setting out to enjoy the nostalgia, the media here is just by necessity attached and most be consumed as well.

I see the tumblr fandoms as another place where the contingency between adults remaining with childish media and being a reprobate.

No. 244145


>I see the tumblr fandoms as another place where the contingency between adults remaining with childish media and being a reprobate.



I see the tumblr fandoms as another place where the contingency between adults remaining with childish media and being a reprobate exists


>And that the mark of an ethically reprobate person is a person who possess the intellectual capacity to enjoy the higher arts but chooses the childish.


And that the mark of an ethically reprobate person is a person that does possess the intellectual capacity to enjoy the higher arts, but chooses the childish

>the media here is just by necessity attached and most be consumed as well.


must*


I apologize for my terrible grammar and spelling.

No. 244150

I don't know if it's an incapability to self reflect, but I think it has a lot to do with laziness or lack of curiosity. People consume more of childish media because it's easier to do so, and maybe because dissatisfaction in their adult lives leads them to keep reaching for comfort in nostalgic items.

I do think the fandom culture kind of exacerbates all of this, because now you have people who find comfort, community, relationships built around childish media.

Would you differentiate between people who tried to enjoy higher art, but chooses childish ones from people who don't even try any kind of higher art?

No. 244157

Problem isn't people, it's art. Thank modernism for making the higher arts as insular, hermetic and isolated from real life as possible, and in that way making it completely irrelevant to the outside world and the events that take place in it.

Nowadays the only people who care or appreciate such things are the ones who have it as a major hobby or ones who work in related fields. TV series might be silly and shallow, but they're a million times more relevant to most people than, say, meta-poetry.

No. 244163

maybe some people are concerned with defining themselves by what they produce rather than what they consume

No. 244202

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>>244144
>higher arts
>inferior art
implying those things even exist.

If you have such fucking great taste anon why have used a emoji fucking fidget spinner as the OP image.
Irony.
>>244157
this person gets it.

No. 244203

>>244144
how much rick and morty do you watch, OP?

No. 244222

Okay but terrible people are also attracted to fine art, myself included, ngl. Especially edgelords and pretentious wannabes. Take a good look at lit and his on any imageboard.

No. 244236

Hot Take: intelligent, self-reflective people are able to recognize merit in and enjoy a variety of things, and don't feel the need to look down on "lower" (i.e.: accessible) art. They also don't pretend to enjoy obvious pretentious bullshit without substance because it "makes them think".

No. 244241

r/iamverysmart

No. 244254

>>244236
this. i can't imagine exclusively aligning with high art or low art. if i'm having a hard day i like to watch dumb lighthearted things and if i'm feeling pensive and passionate i'll watch something more thought provoking and subtle. just depends on my mood like anything else i consume.

No. 244360

>>244144
OP's fidget spinner gif is a form of higher art.



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