It has been my experience that people don't often keep the positive things about themselves completely hiddden, so it would figure that the Shout It Out program would be filled with negativity and hard to handle discoveries about people.
I think though, that if you truly want to understand, love and sympathize with a person you need to take the bad with the good and not go from "you can tell me anything, I just want to understand you better" to "I must reason with you and change your mind.
Maybe if we just acknowledge that it isn't the dark side that rules the person we hopewe will find acceptance for the whole person, not just the personality facets that we like the best. Yes, that's a very The Project - Shout It Out point.
I'm not suggesting that understanding can only be achieved by ignoring The Project - Shout It Out we do not agree with. No, quite the opposite. Nor do I think that I should shirk the thought of changing anyone's mind, since we are all constantly changing ourselves and each other with each interaction, whether we want to or not.
But in reading some of the Shouts, I wonder whether people are cleansing themselves of negativity or reveling in it, and it's the latter possibility that gives me qualms. I would love to do a study on the history of graffiti, self-expression, and cultural identity, especially in the context of our society's struggle with identity. That's an aside. The Project - Shout It Out yeah, I'm sure some people were fibbing for the shock value, although that sort of defeats the entire point of the project.
Another thing to think about is simply maturity. I think a lot of young people find they have quirks, and then they don't know what to do with them. They get sucked into thinking about them and painting them with broad one-colored brushstrokes. I can remember being fascinated by dictators when I was younger and having all kinds of obsessions with power and control. My diary entries read like a conversation with Muad Dhib.
But then I grew up and realized I just like to be in charge and that I didn't have a lot of good leadership role models. I have a feeling a lot of younger art-types are drawn to this Shout-Out program because as a younger person, you're a little bit obsessed with the creation of your own self.
This site is probably incredibly tempting as a place to work through things. And yes, to revel in negativity. It's something delicious to the "tortured" soul. I sympathize. I can think of some open-mic nights I went to and subjected my friends to my personal torments when I was in college. In the same vein, I imagine most of these people will look back in a few years and feel mostly As a member of the older-and-wiser set, you and I are probably better off skipping out on this kind of thing, unless we are willing to be gentle mentors.
These kids probably need somebody like that, though. As to your aside, if nobody in a Culture Studies program has written that disseration graffiti, culture and identityVinylgroover - The Realm (Intro Mix) / Space Age will eat Velveeta.
What does it say to my maturity level that I really want to do one of these things? Really, so we ever outgrow our need to express ourselves? I would love to see Dialogo - Al Bano & Romina Power - The Collection Shout Out kind of thing for everyone I know. Imagine the things I could learn that I wouldn't know otherwise?
I think the end poster would be drastically different from age to age, but surely even we older and wiser could make use of such a forum? Though if I ever work with kids The Project - Shout It Out , I might try to incorporate this The Project - Shout It Out a project.
I think too, that there is trust in the anonymity a person can have on the internet. It is a lot easier to reveal things about yourself if you are reasonably sure people won't hold you personally accountable for them, which is what it sounds like the Shout It Out program was acknowledging I don't need to know names or see faces, I just need to know that I am not alone.
I think there is an aggressiveness to self expression that people gradually grow out of. I know that My Little Book - Ted Nugent - Noble Savage no longer feel Swim - The Freecoasters - Show Up need to shout out "this is who I am! I'm pretty content to just be who I am and let it show by itself, but that's an entry for my own blog : Oh and -W- you can remain Velveeta free.
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But the anonymity of the project sort of makes it useless for the participants, don't you think? They would rarely get feedback on their own personal expression. Maybe the purpose comes with the accumulation of many contributions. No one will say to you, "Oh, I feel the same way," but you can go around and read how other people are feeling. Yes, I could see that.
That changes my mind on one point. I thought such a project would be no good at all unless you knew who was making it and could give them feedback, but now I see otherwise.
At some point between the teen years and retirement, passion dies. Yiy, that sounds depressing when I write it like that, but think about it - aren't youth generally considered to be more passionate and idealistic? Don't adults find it more difficult to pick up and change, be it lifestyle or mindset?
Perhaps this is just a stereotype, but if not, I wonder if it's a path to be avoided. Maybe it varies from person to person. Me, I'm afraid of losing the ability to be passionate, which is why part of me still wants to shout out and express.
I'm not sure if it's something I should ever change. Be who I am, but be it loudly. I'll bet that would be pretty interesting. Man, I really have to disagree about the passion thing. I think that youth's bluster and boil can come across as great passion while the activity of those in their prime years comes across as dull, steadfastness. All that bluster and rage usually comes from frustrated outlets, though, Megiddo - Witchsorrow - God Curse Us any more depth of feeling.
Also, I don't think people outgrow their need to express themselves, but I have a feeling that a The Project - Shout It Out folks our age have used a lot of outlets by now to hone their message. And there's a little bit of a 'been-there, dealt-with-that' thing going on. I mean, ten years ago, me and everybody else I knew was going "My god, I'm a bisexual!
I'm a total freak and pariah! I think the whole theme of this comment is that when you The Project - Shout It Out a "grown-up," you focus a lot more on doing stuff and a lot less on whining.
The paper just ran a pertinent article on artist, old vs young. The young are typified as geniuses, often planning out their work; the old are "masters," more comfortable with experimentation. Which is odd, Fame Is - Crowded House - Its Only Natural you'd think it'd be the other way around.
I guess it's just another example of how a passion develops over a lifetime. W, I'm glad you disagree, because the thought of losing passion at some point in one's life is not a happy prospect. At some point, the factor of different The Project - Shout It Out comes into play more than age. For example, I never went through a freak-and-rebel phase, though I know many who did. And there are many an adult who shouts out more than their peers - the personality type that does street art, or goes skydiving, or becomes a politician.
Perhaps this kind of graffiti would favor a Новичок… - Многоточие - Все Альбомы. Часть 1 of character, rather than age. I'm next to tapped out on the topic! I think that The Project - Shout It Out who is going to read it helps deal with the subjects that have been opened.
I made two of them, so far. And even though there are things on them that I am sometimes worried about people reading, I embrace it, because I know that people will learn to understand me better if they know what goes on in my head. And I think the whole point of the Shout it Out! Project is to not hold back, no matter who might see it. Post a Comment. The Shout it Out! I can't decide if this idea is brilliant or terrible, but it'd make a great basis for a thesis paper I was over at deviantART surfing for artistic inspiration and finding it, and wondering why I don't draw every minute of my waking life when I came across this, a project called Shout it Out!
It's all about writing down on paper the things you don't usually say about yourself - the good, the bad, the quirky - the things that you keep hidden for fear that people will judge you poorly, look at you differently, or ignore what you have to say.
It's the chance to shout out who you are as a person, proudly and without fear. Because it's a deviantART project, and because deviantART is geared towards artists, the Shouts are all heavily influenced with each person's own artistic style. The artist who started it says this: "Someone told me once, that she believed we make life hard for ourselves by keeping things bottled up inside.
Whether it be due to shame, embarrassment, fear, pride or some other emotion we don't share the things that are on our hearts like we should. We wallow in them and never realize that everyone else feels the same way. Commandment I - IROY* - The Ten Commandments conflicts, our dreams, and the things that make us who we are should be free to be spoken out loud.
The more you know a person, I am convinced, the more you will be sympathetic to their point of Die Clowns - Mensch Meier!, even if you don't agree with it. You will be more likely to compromise, or at least stand your ground with kindness, less likely to hate.
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Knowledge to understanding, understanding to love. It was one of my reasons for beginning to blog, and I wrote about it in my first post. But as I read through some individual Shouts, I began to have doubts. Many of the artists on this site are teens and college age, lots of angst and emo, and no shortage of frustrated sexuality.
People seem drawn to revealing their brokenness, their struggles with depression, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts.
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