Oscar Wilde once wrote, “All art is quite useless.” And as someone who enjoys all aspects art - viewing, creating, etc. - this statement can seem contradictory. However when one strips down this statement to its simplest ideology, disregarding its implications, it becomes a statement that resonates.
So by Wilde stating that art is useless, he means that art is just simply art, and nothing else. Of course this is a complex philosophical issue, but taken at its basic ideology, Wilde is able to touch upon an important concept of just simply being. Call it hedonistic or pleasure seeking, I choose to think it more of as appreciating what simply is.
At my core of myself is this ideological stance by Wilde. With so much the world has to offer and only a lifetime to explore, why not simply be who I am, appreciating who other people are and what there is out there in the world.
And so to conclude, I am simply me - Brian M. Kang.