Saturday, August 30, 2008

Create With A Purpose

I was walking home from the park with the dog today and saw the back of a man's shirt that said, "Create With A Purpose." I immediately started having a philosophical discussion in my head about if that was true and if art without a purpose was still valuable and if art with a purpose was still art and I wanted to write a bit about it and see what other people thought and I wished I had a camera to take a picture of the shirt.

Looking at it from a picture taking perspective led me to really see the man, though. I noticed that he was walking with a young girl, probably his daughter, she was dressed in jeans, a bright pink t-shirt and bright pink wellington boots and they were talking. Suddenly the phrase, "create with a purpose" might have a different meaning. If we were to create human beings only when we had a purpose behind the act what would that be like? Would there be any need to create more people for a while? What purposes would we have in creating them when we did? Is it even smart or ethical to put that kind of widespread predisposition on procreation?

It seems I have a philosophical discussion waiting in my head for everything.

And that, my friends, is a snapshot of how my day went.

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