The Importance of Arts and Humanities.

Essay by siksik80University, Bachelor's November 2003

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"The arts and humanities are more essential than ever to the endurance of our democratic values of tolerance, pluralism and freedom. At a time when so much is happening to change the way we work and live, the way we relate to one another and the way we relate to the rest of the world, we cannot fully understand the past, nor envision the future we need to pursuer without the arts and humanities."- Excerpts from First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's remarks to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C. February 25, 1997.

What are arts and humanities? Is it simply history, philosophy, literature, arts and music? Arts and humanities are far beyond that. It helps us to have a better vision of the past and how the world is changing through out times. On the other hand, arts and humanities can help us think, make decisions upon the mistakes that had already be done in the past and also the great things people accomplished.

However, with the never-ending demands of new technology and invention, the society is starting to pay less attention to the importance of arts and humanities. Therefore generations today are lacking the knowledge of these subjects. As a result, generations today without arts and humanities are lacking the ability of critical thinking as well as how the world revolves around us, and the ability to read, reason and communicate.

As time goes by, technology is improving in order to keep up with the world and the public demand. Therefore people are more focusing on the subject of science so that new invention and creation can be created to improve their qualities of life. In fact arts and humanities also have the power to improve the quality of life. The presence of performing...