7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you're bad at it

7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you’re bad at it
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"Art is intrinsically linked to humanity.

We’ve been making it for about as long as we’ve been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art’s sake is plenty.

Yet as scientific research has shown, our minds seem built to enjoy and analyze art deeply, and creating it, no matter your skill level, is good for you.

Painting, sculpting, dancing, making music, and all the other artistic pursuits have benefits that go far beyond pure enjoyment or cultural creation — these activities can also strengthen your brain and improve your mood. Here are seven reasons to give yourself time to make art, even if you think you’re bad at it." -Sean Kane


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