When does your year start?
Updated: Jan 23
Let's start a conversation towards creating a more hopeful and transformative future.
For many, the start of the year is a time for hope and renewal. It's a chance to set aside the struggles and challenges of the past and look towards the future with optimism and determination.
For me, the concept of a "new year" feels like a hollow, meaningless gesture in the face of the overwhelming challenges and limitations of the humanity. The idea of starting anew, of turning over a new page, feels like a cruel joke when we consider the many ways in which humanity has failed to create a more equitable, sustainable future. From environmental degradation to social injustice, from wars to political corruption, it seems that we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes, over and over again, no matter how many times we "start anew."
We can naively hope for something positive in the world. And we can reflect on the human condition pushing against the boundaries.
My new year starts now. This year I hope not to be alone with my struggles. I challenge everyone to join me in regular discussions about art and humanity.