I have notice that I have become dependent on articles like “10 ways to blablabla” in terms of finding solutions of my problems instead of actually thinking about them and coming up with my very own reaction to them. Before I used to find answers from novels, philosophical works, great movies and songs, but I became more lazy to actually do that when I found an easy alternative of read-made articles. The truth is that they might be helpful for some things, but for other things, well they do not seem to have the great impact that works of art have! They do not create that sense of discomfort necessary for self-examination and thus change.
I do not know what you guys think about this?
You submit that in some cases art and literature work to help you solve some problems. You go on to say that shorter, more concise articles help you solve other problems. Finally you assert that discomfort and self-examiniation are your requirements for change.
I then said “I doubt either works for everyone” meaning everyone’s problems are different and everyone perceives change and progress differently. Therefore I doubt either art or articles would work for everyone; different people change their lives for different reasons.
Yeah,I agree those articles are just wrong.There’s no quick cure to depression like some claim,for example.
Listening to a good song,on the other hand,works wonders.
And like @buddha said,neither works for everyone.You just gotta find what you want.