Arts and Political Transformation

What Adam Driver’s love of theater teaches us about hope

Photo by Stéphan Valentin on Unsplash [art is Bruce Nauman’s Human/Need/Desire 1983]

We all have so many emotions but we’re often so poorly trained to share them with each other that we will go pay money to sit in a dark room and watch people on stage have them for us. And there is some magical transformation that happens in us by witnessing the freedom that’s happening on stage…And it frees you in some way.

…we are not simply Rational Machines…we are Emotive Waterfalls…

If I already hate your views, I am less likely to hear what you are saying, much less hear you out.

…for all the ways we are fueled by hate, we are also fueled by hope.

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@sarahpessin | sarahpessin.com | professor of philosophy | interfaith chair | University of Denver | Instagram civics_salamander & sarahpessin2020

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Sarah Pessin

@sarahpessin | sarahpessin.com | professor of philosophy | interfaith chair | University of Denver | Instagram civics_salamander & sarahpessin2020