Art Is Just As Valuable As Science For A Thriving World

The Artist Contributes As Much As The Engineer, And We Need To Start Acknowledging It

A painting won't keep you alive, right? Wrong.


What would our world be without passion? Often, when we are asked to think about aspects of life we cannot live without, our minds gravitate toward a number of basic things: food, health, love and shelter. Meanwhile, others think of the "essentials" of science and technology, as they build us to be "better."

I have found that this mentality often leads our society to push the artists and creators to the back. After all, a painting won't keep you alive, right? Wrong.

Growing up, I was always a more creative child. I loved making songs, painting, doing crafts and telling stories. As I got older, this manifested into a deep passion for the arts, and in particular, the art of literature—something I have grown to realize that everyone loves, but no one wants to appreciate.

Like many other aspects of the creative world, art, in all its forms, is seen as something that has always been there and always will be. However, many creatives have been ostracized for doing what they love. They're often asked if what they love is "valid."

And although, arguably, every path in life can be picked at and questioned, how often are those whose passions dwell in math and science asked, "But what can you really do with that?"

Now, this isn't meant to shame the STEM majors of the world into praising the artists. But it is meant to shed some light on the reality of our world. For many creatives, we spend three-quarters of our time proving that our voices deserve to be heard — that the things we create and the life we wish to pursue are "worth it."

The other quarter of our time is spent actually creating. And then comes the challenge of validation.

Many individuals don't see a need to pay for art, share it or go to shows, even when the art belongs to those they adore. For example, one of my many creative passions is photography. Although everyone wants beautiful pictures, few wish to pay for them. At certain points, our passions can feel worthless because few wish to compensate us for our creations.

Although money is rarely ever the reason why we do what we do, how often do you find an accountant begging to be compensated for their work?

Art and creativity are essential parts of life. It is in the minds of creative people that life becomes more beautiful. Brilliant literature, paintings, songs and photographs are just a few of the things that make life worth living.

In order to grow and develop as individuals, we need to experience beauty and the finer things in life. Without people creating works of art, life would not be as amazing as it is.

So I challenge you: Find a local artist or talk to an artistic friend, and tell them how much you adore their talent. Tell them to never stop creating and adding to the beauty that exists in the world.

Arguably, life can go on without numbers, figures and statistics. But we cannot go on without passion.

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13 Movies Every Couple Needs To Watch Before They Get Married

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories.


These 13 movies are the foundation of any long-lasting relationship, and I'm not joking. Each movie will show you something new about your partner, and make you ask each other the hard questions. How many kids do you want and how are you going to raise them? What would happen if you got into a horrible accident? Some are less serious though, like what if you could time travel?

I promise that not every one of these movies is a Nicholas Sparks classic, and I also promise that not every movie has Rachel McAdams in it!

1. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

This movie is both heartbreaking and amazing.

2. "About Time"

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories. It's on Netflix right now, so grab some snacks and turn it on!

3. "Like Crazy"

This infamous Tumblr gif came from "Like Crazy." It's about a couple who goes long distance and build their life together. I used to cry every time I watched it, and I'm no crier! It also has the (now famous) Felicity Jones in it.

4. "The Notebook"

Every girl wants this kind of love.

5. "The Last Song"

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are literally married now so if that isn't good luck, I don't know what is.

6. "Safe Haven"

You guessed it! This is another Nicholas Sparks classic. This movie has a dark twist as well, which men will love.

7. "Inside Out"

You may be thinking that this one is a bit weird. Well, this movie will help both you and your partner understand each other's emotions better.

8. "The Choice"

This movie is great because the female lead is feisty and extremely intelligent, which usually doesn't happen in love stories. How do you keep the love alive with a woman who is hard to get, and even harder to keep entertained?

9. "The Longest Ride"

Originally I could not stand the main female lead (Britt Robertson) but now she is in one of my favorite shows (For The People), so I have no choice. This movie had me on the end of my seat, and as a rom-com it is a must.

10. "The Age Of Adaline"

I began loving the name 'Adaline' thanks to this movie. This unlikely love story and self love journey really gets me.

11. "The Vow"

Imagine falling in love with someone and building a life, but an accident forces you to start all over?

12. "Titanic"

If they don't have any sort of reaction to this movie, they are probably not the one for you.

13. "Yours, Mine, & Ours"

Yours, Mine, & Ours is a true classic. Are you Helen or Frank Beardsley? You should figure that out before you tie the knot!

You're welcome!

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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