This was very thought provoking! I made my roommate watch (he's an art major) and we had a very long conversation about this. He is of the belief that there is nothing wrong with fulfilling the natural human desire for aesthetics that are pleasurable to the senses. I don't think art is capable of destroying us... the Stendhal Syndrome is fascinating but I think that the pursuit of art creates much much more than it destroys. Anyone else have any thoughts?