Write to Express, Not Only to Impress. Here are 5 Reasons
Writing or just creating in general, did not come naturally to many of us. We grew up in families where putting on a little song-and-dance-routine or a poem recital for relatives and guests was the norm through childhood.
It’s as if we were raised on the narrative that any art-form or skill is considered worthy enough only if an audience (of any size) graced it by its presence.
Beyond art-forms and skills, much of our existence – even in adulthood – continues to be some form of performance on display with the likes of Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube offering us the platform. Why even those of us who claim to eschew such platforms aren’t free from ‘performances’! Our emails and private message interactions take place before the audience of one.
What if the absence of an audience wasn’t a reason to 'not' create?
What if when we created, the audience was our own self?
What if creating for ourselves opened up the possibility of some downtime?
Maybe, creating for ourselves is not a habit too many of us picked up.
It’s as if we’ve accepted the narrative that any art-form or skill is considered worthy enough only if an audience (of any size) graces it by its presence.
But what if we created to express and not only to impress? Allow me to build the case for self-expression through writing.
This post was created in collaboration with Dysco