To simplify things, there are only two reasons why people suffer from mental health issue. Of course, there are many more but we will now use very simple perspective on the brain and mental health. Person either has too much or too little art in their life.
If we divide brain on logical and artistic parts, we can see that brain is in its full form both, logical and artistic. If we rely too much on the logic. We are doing mathematics, computer programming, or we are watching news or reading newspapers… We will suffer from cynicism. We will find fault in everything. Instead of laughing at the shortcomings of the human nature, we become very critical of human nature. When we find ourselves in this state of mind, it means that we are lacking art. We are lacking colors, vivid images, music, jokes, friendships, laughter. When we include art in our life, our life gets new colors. Logic is only black and white with the possibility of the gray.
We have also mentioned that person can have too much of art in his life. If you are living just based on your emotions, you will make poor life choices. Without common sense, your life will be a disaster, a horror movie. If you lack logic and common sense, you can also suffer from mental health.
But today we are going to talk exactly about art. Artistic expression. We have all at least felt few times in our lives what it feels like to be creative. We get into flow and everything is just working. It feels liberating. It is freedom, a freedom of expression. Something just feels right in our brain and bodies when we get creative. My question is: why we don’t get creative more often?
Producing art is great for our brain. It activates numerous neurons in our brain. It discharges…
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