I would think it is safe to assume that you have never actually engaged
seriously in the act of making art or you would know that it is anything but a
mindless distraction from reality. What I do not understand is your blatant
hostility towards something others find very comforting.
Only the narrow minded or psychologist could think this way at they try to
convince the dying its a lie and not to worry about it. The only
reason some people involve themselves in these kind of mindless projects is that
it doesn't take any concentration or thought to do what they call art
projects. Its the only entertainment that doesn't require focus and still
think about their now shortened future. This mode of thought is the last thing I
would concern myself with, to sit and quietly die, out of mind and out of sight
doing a paint by numbers portrait.Why shouldn't people think
and ponder and get depressed? Psychologist try to stop depression with drugs,
and mindless tasks only worsen their depression.I think most
patients would rather be out and on their walkabout than funding fraud in health
care and doctors/investors dream homes.