“…our desire for beauty is likely to outlast its object because, as Kant once observed, unlike all other pleasures, the pleasure we take in beauty is inexhaustible.” – Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just
I’m writing a paper for my Poetics of Witnessing class about the simplicity of beauty but how we complicate it. I’m looking at a segment from the movie What The Bleep Do We Know?! regarding a study done by Masaru Emoto. It’s not scientifically accurate or respected, but it proposes an important concept: what would the world be like if it was full of positive energy and emotions? You can’t help but entertain and appreciate the idea, even if the study seems ridiculous.