Today’s Writing Prompt: the Benefits of Writing (One minute writer)
How does writing make you a better person? I know many of us do it because we enjoy it, but beyond that: does writing change you?
Kindly answer in the comments box below, if you like
My extended answer:
In our everyday life, we’re busy, like chores we’re busy fulfilling our duties, responsibilities and ensuring that everything is going as per the routine and nothing is disturbed. You perform incorrectly and like a butterfly effect, everything is spilled.
For example, if you cook bad food in the morning because of some bad dream and the thoughts you are entangled, you end up spoiling the consumer’s apetite and thus her or his inability to perform his work better. Bad food. Bad stomach. Complaints. Fights..phew!
Hence from the moment you wake up you have to strangle the weaker moments of laziness and kick box the lethargy and wake up to perform for a neat day ahead. In those moments, the imperfections, the real you gets hidden. Not every one has the luxury to be themselves, pursue and behave as they like.
And that’s where writing steps in. It is like a charming hobby which shows the mirror. It tells you it is okay to chill out.
Sometimes, wrapped in a poem, sometimes, dressed as a short story, writing helps me understand the nuances of behavior of people around me. I turn myself into a cotton absorbing their behavior and try not to judge or misjudge people but understand them more.
We all have stories behind our behavioral patterns. And writing helps me understand my story and why am I the way I am.
And the biggest benefit of writing is to live with myself and with others enthusiastically. I write. I learn.
The moment the pen touches the paper, it takes a moment (90 seconds) to write something. In those 90 seconds, I am trying to remind me that I am writing not to opine or to guide or to be apologetic or to celebrate. I am sketching the imperfections everyday and realise those small things that made my day complete or incomplete.
Writing points my index finger to me and tells me that I am not perfect and the paper is ready to embrace me as I am, provided that I am honest about the day, my thoughts.
And as I write, I realise my imperfection in writing and I read more to writer more clearly. And it is a vicious cycle. I read. A phrase sparks a forgotten muse and I write. I then realise that this incident is not complete I push it in my drafts. I read more to understand how authors present their thoughts so deliciously, clearly and honest and how I can find my voice too.
It is a vicious circle or read. Write. Edit.
But this piece is not edited.
So, writing doesn’t make me a better person, it makes me document the imperfections of my life and helps me to pursue life joyfully with others in my vicinity.Categories: 101 things I like