Society has always feared change and anything different, although that thought is slowly changing as the years progress. People have always favored normalcy because it's something they're accustomed to. But, sometimes there needs to be a change of pace and something different because that way new doors can be opened. That being said, I can relate to Van Gogh a lot as an artist because art is the only thing I can turn to, and it's another way to vent out my emotions. Not everything I draw has a story, but my more serious works do.
Overall, I'm really enjoying this book because it really provides insight on how Van Gogh lived his life and all the challenges he had to face in his attempt to be recognized.