Asked what he thought of western civilization, Gandhi replied, “It would be a good idea.”
Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.
The essential in artistic creativity is victory over the burden of necessity. In art, man lives outside himself, outside his burdens, the burdens of life. Every creative artistic act is a partial transfiguration of life. In the artistic concept man breaks out through the heaviness of the world. In the creative-artistic attitude towards this world we catch a glimpse of another world.
Death, that final evil, is one of the paths to eternity. Endless life in the conditions of our existence would be a nightmare.