This is a response to the word prompt “Voice” by “The Daily Post.”
Do you have thoughts and opinions on things? Do you believe very strongly a certain way? Of course, you do everyone does. What about actually expressing those thoughts and beliefs? Do you share them with others, anyway and where you can? If not, then why not? Thoughts and opinions are to be shared with others, especially in a free society. It is how we as individuals and as a society evolve, by sharing our thoughts. By doing so, we are able to find out what works, what doesn’t, and what needs improvement.
In today’s world, with the internet and blogs, there is really no excuse to not share one’s views on things. For one, it is so much easier than it used to be before such tools became available. When you have a thought or view, write it down and share it. For one thing, when you write, you are not only sharing your thoughts; but are further developing them. Writing is one of the best ways to find your voice in sharing viewpoints because it can and is so detailed oriented. When you have a conversation or make a video presentation, yes, you can give a lot of information, but not nearly the amount nor the vividness that writing does.
When I write and share my thoughts, it is very relaxing and puts things into a whole new and deeper perspective. Writing, no matter what it is that I am writing about, opens a whole new world for me and just makes my thoughts so much clearer and precise. Thoughts get more developed through writing and sharing them because they are no longer just bunched together in one’s (my) head, but are put together in a way that makes sense to other people and can be either be added to or subtracted.
Plus, if I do not write/share about what is on my mind, I will never find out if have good ideas or not. What is the point of having thoughts if they are not shared with the world. When you write you share your thoughts and viewpoints, when you share those ideas, you become part of a broader discussing on how to improve this world that we live in and thus make and impact on it. For me, writing and sharing my thoughts is as a part of living as breathing is and without such I might as well be dead. I cannot ever imagine not having my voice be heard nor having a voice.
There is perhaps one other thing to consider for having one’s voice be heard through writing. It only takes a couple well placed, deep meaning words to strike a cord and change the world. With just one word, provided it is the right word in the right context, you can start a movement, or even end a movement. Your voice can be and is a very powerful weapon when put into words.