Sadly, non-artists skip over the better part of life. However, not everyone agrees. Sadness is against a strong energy toward creating art.
The wall of intolerance is sad.
Applied mathematics with a melancholy and pensive intimacy.
failure is scarry. People that suffer the most in this society are most likely to be the most talented when it comes to art. Both anxiety and depression are associated with repeated exposure to stress, and the two disorders often occur together. Artists seem to be different from normal people.
Because Academia values stoicism and productivity, many young artists interpret these unpleasant feelings as a sign of inadequacy.