You do realize that everything you wear, look at, sit on, hear, and touch was created by the input of a creative professional? We create literally everything around you. It starts at us. Artists and designers literally frame the future.
We aren’t idiots. It’s a misconception that art students get it easy. We no free time, we have due dates, critiques, we research. Art is not only about the solid form of what we created but also the concept. We are strengthening our minds in a way that you are not. Everyday we are discussing, questioning, and analyzing complex and contradictory ideas.
We have discipline and focus. We learn values like resourcefulness, how to take criticism, how to give criticism, individualism, and how to prioritize. Also arts alumni end up generally more happy and content with their lives and almost always employed.
So instead of calling you an ignorant middle butt, I’m just gonna be satisfied with the fact that 20 yrs from now (maybe less), while you are a sad ass forgettable pencil pusher in a cubicle in the ass crack of nowhere, I’ll be living my life exactly as I want it to be and happy.