‘Bout That Time Again, Eh?
Well, Monday is rolling around again, and you know what that means. Here comes another pretentious and hardly entertaining blog post.
Either way, I’m thinking that the subject matter of today’s blog will be writing in general. Writing is something I can easily relate to class because, well, it’s Foundations of College Writing; writing is in the name for the sake of a man named Pete. I have to wonder where that came from, but it’s irrelevant. Writing is something that’s beautiful and horrid at the same time. Writing can move an individual in so many ways. In all senses, it is one of the most perfect things in the world, and yet it is still so flawed. “Nsk38596, stop being so cryptic and weird and just get to the point.” As you wish: writing is a way to express yourself in a more permanent manner. Isn’t it true that if you tell someone to do something, there’s a chance they will, but if you write a note or something of the like, there’s a much better chance? Think about it: how is it that we’re so much better organized when we write things down?
In the beginning, regardless of what you believe, man didn’t just know how to write. Somewhere along the line, someone thought it would be a good idea to have a means of communication that wasn’t verbal or non-verbal (in this case, non-verbal refers to body language and the like). Farther down the line, books were made, most importantly, the Bible. I say most importantly because that piece of writing alone changed the course of history drastically. Imagine what the world would be like today if the Bible or the Torah or the Quran didn’t exist. What kind of functioning religions would there be if writing wasn’t a thing? As a humanist, it is my belief that religion can go either way; religion can be a great benefit, however it can also be a great detriment. For the sake of not being eaten alive, I won’t say which religions I think fit in which category. Do you think that life would be functionally different were it not for the Bible? Consider all of the Christianization that has taken place since its establishment. Different groups would control different continents and areas… Or would they? Would there be different groups, or could all of humanity have bonded together? Just kidding. That will never happen for as long as humans remain human. Whether or not you know it, every person is a little bit sociopathic. Groups and cliques (the term ‘tribes’ could possibly work better here) would form no matter what.
It is my belief that writing, for better or for worse, has contributed greatly to humankind and will continue to do so. I don’t want it to go away, and I don’t think it will, but a society like the one described in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 might not be too far off. I shudder to think about it. So, for the sake of my sanity and the world’s well-being, don’t stop writing. And remember: writing doesn’t just include the things you’re assigned in school and work, writing is so much more. When you write on your own terms, writing can actually be fun. Keep it in mind.