Prompt ~ Brand
Titanic is a brand – there are titanic themed dinners, hotel suites, breweries, almost everything; it has achieved the level of myth. In London, there is Jack the Ripper tours. In Chicago there is Al Capone tours. In New York, there is Ground Zero. There are spectator friendly Gettysburg reenactments on the very ground where 100,000 people died.
Occasionally one finds humans who adopt the tragedy of their lives as an identity. The tragic brand – the failed lover, the chronic sick, the dispossessed, the looser, etc.
In commerce the dark brands help garner the dollars. What does it do for individuals?
There were many artists like Dante (in love with Beatrice), Wagner( in exile), Nietzsche(a penchant for pursuing subjects that were considered unbecoming) , Shakespeare(his father was prosecuted for unlicensed dealing in wool and usury) and many more who attained great maturity as artists writing and delving on tragic aspects of life.
Do the dark brands help humans to develop spiritually?