My artistic theme is about the play “The Bacchae of Euripides” and how the god Dionysusis irrational behavior is in accord with that of Alcibiades in Plato’s Symposium. In both books the above named character’s behavior was reactive to their situations rather than proactive.
In the Symposium, Alcibiade’s unrequited love, or rather lust for Socrates drives him to make a fool of himself at the “dinner party”. During his speech Alcibiades speaks
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followers to live life freely. These are two extremes and productive lives can not be lived on either end of the spectrum.
All work and no play leads to a stressful existence. But a life with no work leads to destruction as seen in the Bacchae of Euripedes. In order to live a fun-filled, productive thereby making a fruitful life, we must base our lives in the middle scale, i.e. creating a happy medium.