One Factor of Happiness - Aarav Modi
Hey guys! It’s Aarav Modi here, Founder, Co-Head, Journalist and Photographer. I have a huge passion for the Arts. I’m not great at all of them but they all are very important for one’s life. Music is what keeps me happy in very boring times (like the pandemic). I play my guitar and piano with my brother and I can make it feel however I want it to feel. I used to take guitar lessons but then I stopped and started exploring it myself. My opinion is that everyone in this world must learn an Art before any studies. Be it music, art, drama, creative writing, dance or more. There are countless art-forms and each one is as beautiful and powerful as any other. This world is evolving to be controlled by our technology and it’s a revolutionary part of our history as mankind. One thing that these computers cannot replace, however, is our creativity. No. It is us the humans that never lose this unique yet common quality that we all have. It is said that people who have learnt one of the many arts can develop motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. They also give us challenges at all levels and boost our creative thinking skills. If you practice one of the arts then you are more likely to, “be four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate”, as quoted by the Americans for the Arts. My only point of all of this is that learning academic material is very important, indeed, but you must learn to use the left side of your brain. So pick up a pencil, instrument or anything and start learning.
This is just One Factor of Happiness