I ran on to a quote that hasn’t left my mind since I read it a few days ago.
In art as in politics, well-meant, noble-sounding errors can devalue the world. – John Gardner from On Moral Fiction
He goes on to explain, at some length, that creative efforts that work to tear-down, no matter how wildly they are lauded by the public – whatever the audience (film, music, literature, sculpture, painting), is not really art. Art, by definition, uplifts.
I thought I’d let that wander through some other minds besides my own. Download at least the free chapter from your Kindle bookstore: ON MORAL FICTION.