What the arts allow us to do is to develop the muscle required for discernment, and also strengthen our sense of agency to determine for ourselves how we're going to tackle a given problem.
In my paraphrase and in elaboration (with me adding a bit) :
- Arts develop discernment muscles.
- Arts strengthen initiative, independence and tolerance of ambiguity.
- Arts help you learn to stay "hopeful" even when you feel "helpless".
May they be able to go
beyond Metaphor and Metonymy,
beyond Simile and Synecdoche,
beyond Prosody and Personification,
to developing discernment muscles,
to developing initiative,
to developing courage,
to developing creativity.