That seems like such a simple question, but when you think about it deeply, it can be difficult to answer. Who are we? What makes up what we are deep down? Personality, values, genetics, thoughts?
Philosophers, psychologists, artists, and ordinary people have pondered this for years. Yet, everyone seems to have differing opinions. What we all can agree on is that people are unique and amazing creatures who are difficult to understand fully.
By Anna Rose Meeds One of the best ways to add a bit of creativity into your life is by attending an artistic event. Whether you visit a sculpture museum, attend a ballet, listen to an orchestra, or watch a musical, there is much to be gained from supporting art.
On Wednesday, I went to see the two-man play Greater Tuna at my university. Scathingly hilarious, satire filled this entire show which kept the audience laughing and engaged with the story. Even better, the two actors did a brilliant job of playing 20 characters. Some of the costume changes were less than 15 seconds, but they both remained believable and amusing. Everything from a harried housewife to an enthusiastic Baptist preacher to a dog-killing old woman to a sweet little boy appeared on the stage. By the end of the show, you have met many types of caricatures of people from a small town.
Sometimes, I long to escape from my life and become another person. This is one of the reasons that acting on stage gives me a thrill of freedom. Actors and actresses learn to transform their own personalities into a new persona with the use of imagination and character study. When the spotlight hits me, I transform into someone from another world.
However, unless you are cast in a show, theater is not a consistent form of self-expression and creativity. Luckily, reciting dramatic monologues from plays, movies, or books can give you a similar feeling.