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Proust on What Art Does for the Soul and How to Stop Letting Habit Blunt Our Aliveness | Brain Pickings.

Maria really finds the greatest pieces to share. This time it is an international best seller by Alain De Botton called How Proust Can Change Your Life. Maria says it talks about how art can feed your soul and that unhappiness is habitual.

Proust on What Art Does for the Soul and How to Stop Letting Habit Blunt Our Aliveness | Brain Pickings

Artists are people who strip habit away and return life to its deserved glory.”

Here’s a video about Marcel Proust:

This film is part of a wonderful series of animated meditations by The School of Life, founded by De Botton

For Proust the opposite of Art is Habit.

“Children don’t suffer from habit, which is why they get excited by some very key but simple things — like puddles, jumping on the bed, sand, and fresh bread. But we adults get ineluctably spoiled, which is why we seek ever more powerful stimulants, like fame and love.”

Click on the link at the top to read the rest of the article.

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