Wednesday, 2 January 2013

write it all out

We live in the part of the world where frustration and agitation is at its peak; poverty, corruption and injustice grow day by day. Engulfed in this distressful situation, there are moments when one needs to let out dissatisfaction and anger that accumulates inside. Sure you can go ahead and burn a few tyres in the streets, go about breaking other people’s vehicles, shops or generators. But why resort to such violence when there is a better way: write it all out. “Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation” (Graham Greene).

The people in our country have not yet realized the value of writing, actually they avoid it. Well to be honest, even I didn’t know its importance until a few months ago. For one thing writing is time consuming and we are a nation in quite a hurry. In a hurry for what? Only God knows! But the point is, we don’t have time to write. Another thing being we don’t read enough. My professor told me that to be a good writer you must be in good contact with the language, at least read 40 pages each day of an English book. The more you read the better writer you become, and this I am saying through my personal experience.

I myself am fairly new to this task of writing, and the best way I see to improve my skills is through my blog. The more I write about how I feel the more I am at peace from inside. And if we have the power of writing at our hands we have the power to influence the minds and to make ourselves heard.