“Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”

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Oscar Wilde, in his essay titled ‘The Decay of Lying – An Observation’, published in 1891, suggested that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”.

This is so true given that our very existence in its social context is a representation of the complex relationship between us and nature.

Our lives are interwoven with the natural forces and the creations of man which aid in our understanding and dealing with the here and now.

For as long as we breathe, we continue to embrace, appreciate and manipulate our existence to the best of our abilities.

If life imitates art, then it makes for rational thinking that we paint our pictures as best as we can, living the very lives we crave, with the tools we have in our possession.

If we want more from life, then we do what’s necessary to achieve it.

Contentment and appreciation of what little or much you have is the beginning of achieving that self-satisfying goal.

Dwelling incessantly on what you don’t have takes away the joy of enjoying the little available to you.

https://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/comm/steen/cogweb/Abstracts/Wilde_1889.html

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9?k=the+decay+of+lying&sprefix=the+decay&crid=CGYMZBJED008

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