Whereas the artist is creative, often whimsical, and stimulated by diversity, the fundamentalist is unimaginative, strict, and preferential to monoculture.
Many other dichotomies mirror this pair, from fluid to rigid, from passionate to wooden, from fun to drab and a multitude of others.
Freedom vs. Control
These concepts are two very different conceptions of the Good Life, and I know that for me — I’m solidly in the artist camp. I’m all about generativity, about synthesis, and about making something new.
But is everyone? Not so much. Especially now or, perhaps — as with the cornoavirus outbreak — having been here long before and in larger numbers than we knew at the time.