Emotional Maturity

posted Aug 21, 2018, 5:41 PM by David Alan Binder

Emotional Maturity

Is it possible to substitute writer in the following quotes and it still have meaning?


1.   “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.”


2.   “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.      But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.”


Those two quotes are by T.S. Elliot.

I really don’t know; but it may be applicable.  What can we do about it if it is true?  Just keep on writing.


What can we do about it if it is false?  Just keep on writing.


We human beings express ourselves in any way we can.  Through art, music, words, discussion, sports, dance, theater 

(which to me is a whole repertoire like acting, magic, mime, circus, any of those types of entertainment) and a myriad of ways.


Do we do it to escape emotion or do we pore out our emotion that stifles us into our art?


It doesn’t really matter.


Just express it.


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