Why some of us read and why others write.
To my friends,
We read for many reasons and among these are; relaxation, interest, pleasure, knowledge and because reading may be a requirement for a class. There are many reasons and none of us have escaped these reasons, among others. Reading is an essential part of our lives and without it, we would have missed the boat, or should I say, "life boat"? Regardless of why anyone reads, it is one of the most personal and shortest pathways to a complete life.
On the other hand, the writer is opening a path, laying a trail and setting the ramp to those elevated areas that are mentioned above. That which you write, will be available for generations to come. The trail you open is unending and depending on how well your creation is taken by others, makes a difference on how many people will use that trail. Writing did not begin with pen and paper, nor did it begin with stick and sand. Writing is older than the cave drawings and most anything we can see today. I can only speculate on an example of an early form of writing, but let me suppose that someone took two or three small sticks and placed them on a path to indicate where that person had turned. That is writing. The point here is that writing may give your readers a direction which will outlive the writing itself.
You might have to think about his for a moment, but we who write, write for the present and future, we are guiding those who are willing to follow. I will do my best.
Dr Robert E McGinnis
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