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-Reblogged- Write to Change the World
May 6, 2016, 9:18 am
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Incredible blog post on The Gloria Sirens. My favorite passages:

“We know—everyone reading this knows—that writing and reading is important. We know it is part of us, that we are people who understand the world through words. But still, we may sometimes need others to remind us that it’s not only ok, it’s important that we spend our time writing and reading. It’s important on the level of the self—as Anne Lamott says, “Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?” And it’s important on the level of the world, because we are changing other people with our words. We change their minds, we change their understanding. That’s what change is: ideas, transmitted in ways that influence people.”

“Whatever your age, remember that you are part of the revolution. Your words will change the world.”


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Oh yes. So true. Writing and reading. Writing can change the world. There’s a magical quality to words. Words can alter someone’s reality to such an extent that they learn all sorts of virtues at the same time: from grace, to humility. Awesome post.

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Comment by Sarah

I totally agree!

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Comment by Katrina

So basic that I’m surprised it’s not obvious how reading and writing should be considered as must-have skills.

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Comment by Karina Pinella

To add to my rather simplistic comment, that as we grow, so too should our reading and writing skills. I think they go hand in hand. Thank you.

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Comment by Karina Pinella

100% agree.

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