Art Teaches Humility

Since the birth of mankind, humans have had a relationship with art, in one form or another. From prehistoric cave drawings to ancient instruments, it is obvious that art has always been and will continue to be an interwoven part of our existence, regardless of race, political leanings, or cultural background. Visual arts play a big role in how humans see and behave with others and the world in general. It helps us grow emotionally, financially, psychologically, and shapes individual and collective personality. One of the most powerful and important attributes of growth, both in and out of the ring is humility. It is the willingness to see things other than oneself as having meaning for oneself. Today we will discuss the importance of being humble and how art plays a significant role in doing so. 

When an individual goes to art classes he/she learns to observe and appreciate the artworks of great masters that have been done throughout history. To see is to be humble. The artist is more humble than is customary, because, as an artist, he wants things to mean more and more to him; he wants to see more and more. Also, the artist spreads his emotions to his viewers via installations, paintings, sculptures, or drawings. Experiencing a space, and observing the creation of others offers the opportunity to become less self-involved and more attuned to the feelings of others. All seeing, while an expression of oneself, is also a submission. In artistic seeing, humility and submission are similar to pride and grandeur. To see is to be humble; but, what is less discernible, to be pleased is to be humble, too. It is the humility one has to learn. When children start learning art at a young age they slowly learn to be humble, appreciate different forms of art, observe their friends' work, and develop a humble nature. To be pleased by an artwork, someone’s creation, by what it is, its form, texture, color, and relation, is felicitous, sometimes magnificent, humility. We learn more when we stay humble. Kids learn to appreciate each other's accomplishments and achievements which helps them to develop humility. In Dex Art classes we encourage students to participate in random acts of kindness and compliment their friends and others in the family. Focusing on the feelings of others helps them to get out of their self-centric or egocentric nature in a way making them more humble.

In a study evaluating students' perspectives of humility, researchers found humility to be associated with positive emotion and good psychological adjustment. Art has a significant role in generating good hormones and creative activities are responsible for a good mood and positive emotions in any individual. Hence we can truly say that the involvement of kids in creative classes helps to strengthen their humility to develop a more profound and evolved outlook of the world and what is going on in it.


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