“The one beauty in this world, is the one worth protecting.”– Modern Romanticism
From eating the skin of a salmon for “health benefits”, to making love in the morning when a man’s testosterone is highest, there seems to be an offset for what is traditional, in favor for what is “beneficial”. Nothing can be appreciated of its non-material value, when everything will simply benefit the form. We become scientific fools who do not even realize that our “arts” are not for the mind, though are for the form. The human body is the only thing optimized by repetition. To make an example of that, how often does the body need to be nourished so it does not starve? Often, and always. To its opposite, how often does a person’s mind need to be reminded of another’s love to them? Not at all, if the love has already been proven through a single act.
Repetition does not benefit the mind, like it benefits the human form. We break from tradition, only to place ourselves directly on the side of “utility”. It is because we will inevitably see the mind in terms of benefit to be “impractical” or “useless” of questioning what benefits the body. Why would anyone question that a person needs to eat, or drink water? Therefore, anything that benefits the mind will be useless, and therefore be given no vast audience to it. Though, when it comes to mass marketing for a large crowd, there will be everything for utility’s sake, and thus, everyone is like a pauper eager for consumption.
It is the exact reason why libraries and museums are not as “popular” as the video game industry or YouTube. Attentions spans, that have much relation to non-material relationships such as with romantic partnerships, will be lessened in favor of the physical, versus the metaphysical. The metaphysical, being of the mind, being of love, becomes less the focus, and the form becomes more the focus. It is to state that when love is seen as “highest”, it means just that. It is to say that a beloved should not be shortened of attention given to them, or else be more consumed with consumption, and everyone is a slave or tool.
Love is the only emotion that needs just a single act, a single dedication of proof, for it to be proven non-material in its value. And, for the remembrance of what is still valued by a beloved, that is the memory of when the love was proven.
Breaking from tradition seizes a person in their slow captivation, to be let on the lane that goes forth into fast and repeated so-called “progress”. Yet, we forget our minds, become stupid, even if science is on our side. The only value that truly exists in this world, is a one that doesn’t exist. As in, it isn’t craved. It is needed. That is, love is required to validate our existence. Anything from love, being of acceptance and appreciation, turns us from being invisible to being visible. Thus, we exist, through love. Because, when we are loved, we are seen. Though, it is only out of love that we are seen. See anything not through loving eyes, and one is seeing something so physical that it is disregarded of its human side.
Tradition represents value, though a slow one. Break from tradition, and one literally has broken something into fragments. Repeated fragments, of something so disordered as to be like pieces of bread, for the paupers who are the consumers.