I just want to share a quote from Busay 2009-2010.
“Although man’s social life is the only source of literature and art and is incomparably livelier and richer in content, the people are not satisfied with life alone and demand literature and art as well. Why? Because, while both are beautiful, life as reflected in works of literature and art can and ought to be on a higher plane, more intense, more concentrated, more typical, nearer the ideal, and therefore more universal than actual everyday life…
For example, there is a suffering from hunger, cold and oppression on the one hand, and exploitation and oppression of man by man on the other. These facts exist everywhere and people look upon them as commonplace.
Writers and artists concentrate on them and produce works which awaken the masses, fire them with enthusiasm and impel them to unite and struggle to transform their environment.
-Mao Tse Tung
Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art, 1937