What Are We Doing Here?
Hilal Isler
22835

Hilal,

I have been a part of Medium for a short time. I have experienced two minimally “successful” posts with a meager 20 something green hearts. I think both of them got there because they included great words from Socrates and Ralph Waldo Emerson. This led me to the same realization you discuss here. In all honesty, I did not write them because of hearts and pings. I wrote them because of thoughts and feelings inspired by those great thinkers. (That is not to say that I didn’t like the likes. Of course, I did.)

I will continue to share the words of great thinkers and my personal story as it relates to them. Not to intentionally help anyone other than myself. I hope you will continue to do the same. Even if the inspiration is not original, we are unique in our interpretation and the meaning tied to it.

Gail

Like what you read? Give Gail Boenning a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.