Aristotle taught us we learn through imitation.
If Aristotle is right, then we need to be wary with our adoration in imitation because modeling the behavior of the wrong person can imprint a life in awful and classically tragic ways.
The creative process is also inspired by Aristotle’s revelation.
We only create what we what we experience. There are no new ideas. Nothing is created from nothingness.
Every inspiration has a core. Every idea has a pre-existing father.
Our job as artists is to conjoin separate, disparate, and outrageous existing ideas and present them as new thoughts that spark inspired learning processes in others.
We teach through surprise connections.
We learn because creation breeds imitation.