I could tell you why writing is important, give you quotes, write a long dissertation that you probably won’t read, because – blogs.
Ok. Yes, they are important. I mean why would you be reading one if you weren’t interested. Let’s be real here.
But, let’s be honest. You’re not here for that.
You need to know why writing actually matters to YOU.
You are on this journey, and you are literally in a position where you are going to tell me – YES! I want to go on this adventure, or Peace out! But, I can give you every reason in the book why I love writing. That doesn’t amount to anything if you don’t find it of value to you.
Let’s talk about this. Have an open frank conversation about it.
You see, writing is not just letters thrown together to make words or sentences. Writing is so much more. It creates the essence of being. Humans are the only creatures on the planet that can pass down our history, generation by generation, through the written word.
And this is what writing is all about. It isn’t the twelve years of grade school we all go through. It isn’t some boring nonsense (ok, I will give you that grammar is boring, but we will get there). Writing is more than academia. It is a journey to understand the following things:
- Your morals
- Your values
- Your thoughts
- It’s a form of problem solving
- It’s a form of logic
- It embraces knowledge
- It connects two people
- It creates a strong bond
- It nurtures you
- It helps you discover yourself
- It helps you be authentic
- It helps you be vulnerable…
The list goes on and on.
Cool, but why does writing matter?
Because words have value and meaning. Think of your favorite songs. They are written lyrics of poetry. The different styles of writing have influenced life on a daily basis. You use it yourself while typing a text.
But what if I told you that you could change the world by writing?
The writings of Martin Luther and his 95 Thesis – helped kick off the Roman Catholic Reformation. He decided to write them down (I guess that’s all they did back then, who knows, I’m not a history teacher), and went up to a church and hammered it into the doors. Cool.
Governments have crumbled due to writing. America is based on a piece of paper with writing. The Constitution of the United States is our governing document. A whole war was fought with England to earn our rights.
Women earned the right to vote thanks to the feminists in the suffrage movement. These reformers named Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. They wrote something called the Declaration of Sentiments.
People have fought for social change thanks to the writings of men like Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, and Andrew Young.
This is the power of the ability to write!
An opportunity to change the world and discover yourself? Yes, please!