Covid has given us a preview of life with nothing to do, a future that people like Andrew Yang warn is on the near horizon for most of us anyway after the automation revolution eliminates our jobs.
So that puts us face to face with the fundamental question: what the hell do I do all day?
But this problem was solved by the bourgeoisie long ago. After all, Covid life closely resembles life in the old days, when “boring” activities like learning an instrument or writing a great Russian novel seemed like interesting ways to pass the time.
It’s time for a global renaissance in the arts, to prioritize them in school and life, because as work becomes automated and we find ourselves with more and more free time, the arts have proven infinitely more rewarding and fulfilling than QAnon.