My Philosophy as A Patron of the Arts
Updated: Feb 28
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Other than my self-assigned role as the writer of this site, I also have another field of business which I invest in: The arts. For now, by "arts", it's mainly about supporting less-than-known, local musicians, whose content I regard as deep and as deserving of being more known to the public. In this article, I would like to further explain as to why I do so, as for that reasoning, has a lot to do with my philosophy behind Philosocom itself.
If you've listened to my site's anthem, which you can find in the site's homepage, I've written there about the concept of depth. By depth, I of course mean, the depth of content, and not only the content of this site, but of content in general. I may be wrong, but I believe that people are shallower nowadays, probably than before the digital revolution.
Books, for example, are less read than before, and you can tell that yourself, by looking at the public. The only reason as to why I stopped reading books, is merely because extensive reading exhausts me a lot, due to chronic fatigue... Anyways, I also stopped writing books, as well, because people are far more interested in reading shorter content, and reading it online, too. That's why I've resorted to establishing this philosophy blog.
The process that I'd like to call, the "Simplification of Content", is something I do not particularly like, and as a result, would like to "fight" against it, in the form of providing financial support to those I believe deserve to be heard publicly. Of course, it's also one of the reasons as to why I philosophize publicly, and not just to myself or to a select few.
This "struggle" for what I deem to be, the preservation of deeper content, comes from my own sadness. Why sadness, exactly? Because I see those who are immensely popular -- singers, specifically -- whose content they provide in their music, is astoundingly shallow. And, I think that their shallow content, may affect those who hear and consume their music, and thus, may become shallow, themselves.
I apologize for the fact that I keep bringing this up in my articles, but I view this as quite symbolic: When my former love interest deemed me unimportant, it eventually made me realize, how capable I truly am, in proving her wrong in the minds of others. Sometimes, the music I sponsor, appears on local TV, on local radio channels and so on.
And I know, that without my support, that music, and these videos, wouldn't be there, if it weren't for my burning desire, to actualize my importance, through the genuine intent of contribution. Even without what I gain in return, which is important as well, the mere fact that I'm doing what I can, to make this world, a little deeper, brings great joy and gratitude to my heart.
Why? Because on the one hand, the popular artists in general, can have their way of success quite easily. Many of them are young, many of them are physically attractive, and lastly, many of them seem to touch the human desire, to have fun, without much thought.
While that's okay, of course, I know that, as a content creator in general, there isn't justice in this business. By "justice", I of course refer to the fact, that not many content providers, including artists, get to have their voices heard. Hence why, they may require people like me, to help them in their quest for greater relevance.
Now, I do not pretend to "exterminate" the simplification of content. I simply want to conserve the deeper content, which was created, and will be created. Why do you think I have a website? If a major platform, such as Facebook or Quora, may expel me, then everything I've written for them, can be lost forever.
So yes, in a sense, I am quite conservative. I don't think I am afraid of the future, nor from progression. However, I think that, loyalty to such values, which is legitimate, does not have to clean the past, under the rug.
Happy 2023, my dear readers. The fact that you're dedicating your time and energy into reading my content, may also be an indication, that some conservative values, such as extensive reading, still have their place in this world, correct?