Enlightenment has became a central theme in human life for the last couple of centuries.
Enlightenment's defition in Oxford dictionary is - a project
to make the world more of a home to human beings. ( all human beings).
Since Renaissance humility has been developing greatly, at the same time
the cheaf motive too often have been seamlessly evaporating.
From investigating works of Kant, Russou, Flaubert it becomes
evident that the milestones of enlightenment are meant to be - equality & humility.
The main antithesis of enlightenment - inequality, in a process of historical, socio economic and even creative formation
have seamlessly created a powerful dynamic of separation .
Despite & inspite of most amazing developments
humanity had reached -
the more it had reached, ironically -, the wider range of differences among social groups, and people had appeared, the deeper sense of inequality been been accumulated . Those differences have been addressed - through either radical defence or radical utopian illusions.
Neither of which had led to a healthy outcome.
Often in history ( too often if you ask me) obese human ego made a gap of separation become wider. making people forget the idea behind the project which all those achievements stringed out from & meant to be nurtured for.
Separation had grown not only larger among people, countries, groups -
and also within an individual of the modern age.
maybe the humbling truths is that
Humanity can not possibly solve the common separation , transform the communities - without primarily, addressing the internal separation, transforming it into unity .
My sense is that the first most essential steps for us is to
Recognise separation and
Make a humble attempt to
reinforce a custom of humility, compassion in arts.
Both for artists & the wider audience to be exposed to,
inspired by, and ideally for all of us to carry it on beyond the domain of art - into the other industries, everyday life.
'anyone who does not love does not know God,
because God is love.' 1 john 4.