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Wasting Time ... or, writing

Ned Marcus

Note, I don't actually agree with this idea. There's nothing wrong with doing artistic stuff just for the sake of it. Just like playing the piano for fun or painting or whatever is good for you, so is writing, even if you never intend to publish.

Exactly. There's also a large literature in psychology and education research showing the benefits of writing (any type of writing) to individuals.

I Am A Stick

Art is something I enjoy a great deal and I have heard people make comments on how it doesn’t get you anywhere in life. Then there are people who make jokes about their own art. Context is everything. The fact anyone can see any form of art as a waste of time is pretty sad though.