Arts and culture are deeply human, and arguably one of the only forms of expression that differentiates us from other animals. Many animals create tools and technology to further their survival, develop complex means of communication, and express emotion in reaction to their environments. What they all seem to lack, in contrast to humans, however, is the ability to create art and abstract forms of work that carry meaning beyond solely practical value. For humans, art carries emotion, stories, culture, wisdom, and meaning. Art is used to share values through generations, has been used to fight against wars, create social change, assist in curing depression, provide insight into past societies, educate people, and much more. In many ways, I believe that arts and culture are more foundational to favorable human progress than technological advancements.