It interests me to see what people consider a “waste of time" when it comes to artistic expression. There are people who will say that all art is a waste of time or is meaningless, who then go on to spend their time watching movies, reading books, listening to music, playing video games, watching YouTube, or listening to podcasts. It seems as though there is a disconnect between recognizing something as entertaining and recognizing it as valuable, when, if it is something that improves your quality of life (in the case of the arts, usually by boosting mood or improving your capacity for empathy), the subject of your criticism inherently holds value.

Hello! I’m Cat, author and amateur fandom historian based out of Georgia. I write about literature, theater, gaming, and fandom. Personal work: catwebling.com.

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