Living an Aesthetic Lifestyle

People are continually in a state of creating. Thought instigates actions, action is the perpetual mode of the human being. Creating can be anything from the mere change in the atmosphere when someone walks in a room, to a newly materialized invention. Creating is constant. We create neural pathways when we think. We create artistic design when we paint, or pick out furniture for the front room. Creating is an art itself.

Making hundreds of little decisions a day under the influences of personal preferences is creating. The varieties of small businesses, food choice, music, poetry, clothing, art, hobbies are all in diverse abundance because of preferences. Through these natural preferences, we can examine the aesthetics of our lifestyles. Aesthetics relates to an array of topics, but whatever subject is deemed worthy of being examined of having aesthetic value- it should definitely include the ever evolving human being. Not just the creations of the human, but that the human creates, not the finished product, but the process.

Creating is constant and so change is constant. The characteristics of people are always changing in texture, in shades of color both physically and psychologically, by natural design, by rigorous molding– we are aesthetic creatures. Our habits hold aesthetic value and are worthy of observation through an artistic paradigm. It is too often the final creation is judged for aesthetic value rather than the ability of the creator, before a finished canvas can reflect what is beautiful beauty is a human being.

If the process of thinking and doing has aesthetic value then our daily task have value. If what I do is measured by its aesthetic impact on my thinking and interaction with my environment, then I automatically place more care into creating habits of my choosing and delight.  If our habits have an aesthetic cause, then imagine what would be our creations. These creations are the everyday tasks and considerations we play out, not just leading to progression, but being progressive in the moment to consider ourselves artistic design.


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