“And what, you ask, does writing teach us?
First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is gift and a privilege, not a right. We must earn life once it has been awarded us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation.
So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.”
— Ray Bradbury, The October Country
Some would call writing a skill, some would say it is an art. Everyone has a right to decide, but not everyone can turn the words into gold. Apart of this, there are many reasons why you can consider writing an art.
First, you should agree it is sort of activity that exercises your imagination the most. It creates a multi-dimensional reality in the mind of the reader. Alone it doesn’t have any multidimensional ability other than how evocative it can become through words. So writing can be both — a blessing and a curse — for the imagination. Writing can certainly be the most boring, senseless activity or it can be the most seducing and liberating agent for the imagination.
Imagination is something no one would ever see, it is so quiet, but words can be the loudest and most visible mirror for the imagination to grow the wildest wings and fly away.
Second, writing makes both of the brain parts work. The left brain is responsible for our analytical skills — while the right brain houses our creativity, imagination and intuition. Writing needs both, so it does not turn into a useless information.
Third, “Everything that has ever run through your mind, from the smallest to the greatest statement you’ll ever think, feel or communicate, is based on an underlying story, that is, a certain belief about the world and our lives.
These subconscious stories running our lives are arbitrary, random and often self-destructive and untrue. But they are hard to change, because they were formulated and adopted in our spongy state of being, our childhood — when we were too young to “under-stand,” long before we had the intellectual depth and awareness to accept or refuse any stories that did not belong to our original verison.”
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