Thursday, February 16, 2017

You need to have a curious mind as a writer.

One of the most important aspects of being a writer is that you are as truthful as possible. No matter what you're writing about and what your views are, it always helps that your points and opinions are based on facts and reality.

Naturally, being able to be truthful is a lot more difficult than one might think at first. If you want to be able to figure out how things are, you need to have an open mind so that you could find out how the world works.

The reason I'm writing about this is because I don't think most of us are that interested in figuring out how things are. Most of us 'normal' human beings are a bit too willing to look for safe, easy answers and don't care enough about the truth.

For example, when it comes to things that matter, like politics, too many of us don't know what's good for us. We either don't read enough and get good information from quality sources, or we're victims of all kinds of propaganda.

This lack of knowledge and sophistication is a lot more understandable for those who are busy with their lives. It's easier to symphatize with people who are exhausted after a hard day's work and who just want to get relaxed.

After all, what's better than taking it easy after spending your day fixing other people's problems. It's easy to understand why you wouldn't be that interested in knowing what kind of awful things had happened to others that day.

However, when it comes to us writers, it's not okay to not pay attention to things that matter and that are important. It's not okay to think that it's someone else's responsibility to investigate and to figure out how things are.

For us writers, when something interesting and controversial happens, it's our responsibility to start digging. Whether we're talking about things like Trump's cabinet picks or stuff like pizzagate, it's our job to find out what the truth is.

After all, when it comes to writing, usually the only way that you can come up with anything meaningful is to be aware of reality. We can only go so far when it comes to coming up with our own stuff and when it comes to using our imagination.

In the end, if you're someone who wants to be a writer, it's super important that you don't take reality and truth for granted. You need to be curious about how the world works and be aware of what we as people are capable of doing, in good and bad.

As far as I'm concerned, if you're willing to work hard and devote yourself to following human behavior, there's a chance that you could come up with something good. If you have a real talent, there's a chance that you could make a difference.

On the other hand, if you aren't curious about reality, you shouldn't become a writer. You shouldn't become one, because at least in my opinion, there's already enough noise out there that  doesn't make sense and that makes us confused.

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