Du bist der Fluss, nicht das Floß. / You are the river, not the raft.
A rush of diffused sound halts deafening tone of mind.
Only pregnant in the immaterial.
Art, however, destroys one’s equilibrium strictly from the standpoint of perception. Or rather, the destruction or perhaps proliferation of perception is lumped together and called art. Unsurprisingly, then, one recognizes in art a clear effectiveness and sense of purpose. The demand for such effectiveness in art rests less on the artist’s subjectivity or the recipient’s desire for self-improvement than it does on the much more powerful social situation. For despite individual differences, a person’s inner balance between reason perception (knowledge is precisely the internal dialogue brought about by external reality) goes beyond these and involves a social and historical background, one that can certainly be categorized by such common factors as period, class, and ethnic-national characteristics.