Why I Write?
"The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." ― Albert Camus
The only reason I used to write is to promote reading. To tell people how much underrated it is.
The old fading leisure activity getting buried under dopamine hitting social media which were designed to capitalize our deepest emotions. Human connection.
And I have seen people around me looking like stupid. They are all always on the phone. Hyperconnectivity.
I wanted to write regularly but got no ideas and typical beginner writers problems. Like stalling to write, writer's block and feeling of 'not feeling it'. And all the procrastination does a new writer who sucks at writing. But not at putting off writing.
And I needed to maintain my P/PC balance.
What is the P/PC balance?
P refers to Production and PC refers to Production capacity. Examples of P can be working, writing, teaching etc. and PC is reading, learning, taking classes etc.
Learning and improving our skills comes under PC. Consumption.
PC is input and P is output.
What was happening was that I was reading a lot, learning a lot and was not putting everything in action. I had an imbalanced P/PC. I was consuming a ton but no production or output. So to be beneficial for others, I have created this blog as a medium to connect with my readers and teach them.
Have I learned everything? No, there is so much to learn, and that's the fuel for an explorer.
That's why I write—trying to document. To share. To spread awarness.
As we know the ultimate aim of learning is change. I am requesting to all my readers to put everything you learn from my blog and other sources in action. Make changes in your life.
Make things move.
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Here is an essay that I think is relevant to this. Writing essays is much more deep.