How Blogging Creates World Peace
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
~ Albert Camus
We are continuously bombarded with an innumerable amount of miscellaneous feed from digital, mechanical, and organic sources. With commands directing us one way and expectations driving us to another, it’s a wonder that we can still hear ourselves think amongst the millions of others who struggle to reach the top of the social ladder. People demand attention, if not directly by requesting it, then indirectly by posting about it; they drown themselves in the opinions and feedback of strangers and familiars alike, they revel in the idea of ranking their problems or their successes above the rest, and they flaunt their abilities to generate a superior image of who they really are. It’s because of this gradual synthesis between organics and machines that ideas can now be shared and immortalized through a more permanent method: blogging.
Blogging can range from an online career to a method of communication to a record of instantaneous thoughts, feelings, and experiences that are publicly shared as informative posts that others can learn something from beyond the limited horizon of their neighborhoods or resident countries. Regardless of what you may label it as — a social network or a life-altering read — blogging ultimately becomes a “togetherness factor.” Thoughts are intangible and unpredictable and lurk around our minds; they can’t be seen, heard, touched or understood by others, and at times, not even by ourselves — you lived, experienced, and learned from those memories and now someone else can learn from you. However, a thought alone is just a thought, whereas a thought you share with another person will live on as an idea, or even something more.
The daily upload and sharing of concepts and solutions does not simply publicize a thought from one screen to another; it spreads knowledge. To know something does not guarantee a right for you to hold on to it — you don’t own what you know, because if you learned it from somewhere, then someone else knew it before you or built the basis for you to evolve what you learned. With blogging, the evolution of that lesson can go beyond a mere hypothesis. Suppose our ultimate goal as a people is to create connections around the world in order to achieve world peace, wouldn’t the basis of that ideal start with sharing who we are and what we know and why we believe what we do? How are we to confront any challenges, personal or otherwise, if we don’t share them in some way, shape or form, and find comfort in those who have been through similar situations? Making the world aware of its prejudices encourages the public to find solutions to archaic stereotypes that divide us and this can eventually lead to world peace.
Older generations argue that today’s youth seeks the easy and fast way through life and its problems and blogging is just one of many commodities that provides that, because newer generations don’t make the effort to actually learn from trial-and-error since all they have to do is ask and wait for the answers. And why shouldn’t they? Ideas exist for the purpose of guiding others — they’re not products to buy, sell and ignore. Blogging provides both solutions to questions, as well as life experiences that clarify struggles or expand interests. If it’s such a crime for new age groups to seek immediate answers to problems, then consider this: the previous generations created the inventions we use today, so if they weren’t made for the future, what were they made for? Our ancestors left records of their history, trade, culture and even their language for us to learn from, not just to discover. How is blogging any different? With the pace we move at today, we rarely if ever have any time to notice the changes around us, nor do we know if we progress or regress in our standpoints as a people. Teachers provide scholastics for achievements, parents provide guidance for ethics and morals, but new generations provide the creativity and opportunity for greater advancements that carry on the legacy of those before them.
Blogging is a freedom of expression that doesn’t judge you by the clothes you wear, the job you work at, or the size of your house; it focuses on just you — your thoughts, your words, your existence. Posts are not about what the media thinks, what television commercials guarantee, what the politician promises, or what the guy behind the podium preaches–-they are your opinions, not theirs. There is no right or wrong in what you believe, who you are, where you’re from, how you say things, when you’re writing or why you do it. Our thoughts don’t stereotype our genders, nationalities, races, religions, sexual orientations or social classes and it doesn’t mean that you one particular group of people. You have a mind, so share it.
Originally published at thewritetips.blogspot.com.