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The reason for this post is because, as I was driving back from work, I kept thinking of ways in which I could frame my answer to a problem (something related to my coursework). I was thinking, why did they want me to write it down for them, I will surely do a better job of presenting the whole idea. As I thought of this, it made me wonder, what makes writing so special?
Even though, I know I am an average writer, I remember being excited about books and notebooks ever since I was little. I have always enjoyed writing.
From the good old times, we have always communicated with each other. The only things that have changed over decades are the font, the content, the style and the medium. Writing has evolved and is a great way to document content and information, shape new laws, share and co-create knowledge. It is actually an incredible way to help build mental health (yeah, I agree. Sometimes, a stress factor too). However, it shapes our malleable brains and gives us more strength than we can fathom. You must have heard of Paul Kalanithi, the very young neurosurgeon from Stanford, who died recently. In fact, he was diagnosed with cancer at its later stage and he found that he had a very short time to live. He was a prolific writer and wrote some wonderful pieces. I have tagged his name to one of his writings. I quote him, "Words don't cure, but they can calm and connect people, and even heal."
Well, that is what I want to do too. Make that 'special' connection. Writing is all about that magical net you cast to help people travel, your way.
Anyways, will write more tomorrow. Till then see y'all and good night!