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Why the World Needs Writers

Updated on June 21, 2011

The importance of the writer's words:

All of us are impacted by writing. Many of us are writers, and all of us read, and what we read influences us. Writing, along with other forms of art, shape our civilization.

Why do people write? Different people have different reasons. Writing is a basic way to communicate, to stay connnected, and that's why email is so important to so many people. Some people write because for them it is therapy, a way to get out their frustrations and express themselves. Others like to write to entertain people and make them laugh. And, of course, we use writing to inform and to persuade. That's why media is so dependent on writing.

But probably the most important function of writing is shaping our civilization. Great writers through their works force us to look at ourselves and what we are doing. They encourage us to look at our own lives and question ourselves. They also suggest we look at our instuitutions and their value. Through their works, writers stimulate our minds to make new discoveries about ourselves and our world. Ultimately, without writers (and other artists as well) we would not grow and develop.

Whether it be Plato, Sylvia Plath, or Bob Woodward, each of these writers in his or her own style, along with many other great writers, made us look at something in a different way. Writers impact us and our world in a big way, and sometimes, we forget that. Without them, where would we be?

Blessed be the writers for they make the world a better place!

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    • Kathryn Overall profile image

      Kathryn Overall 

      8 years ago from Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

      Touche! Writers and artists seem to be those who take the time to ponder the big picture and comment on it, rather than be swept along by it mindlessly. Thanks for your thoughtful Hub.

    • Julie A. Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie A. Johnson 

      10 years ago from Duluth, MN

      Marina, I'm sio glad it brightened your morning. Keep on writing. Julie

    • Marina Rosa profile image

      Marina Rosa 

      10 years ago from Southern California

      This wonderful Hub found me this morning. Thank you.  Marina

    • Julie A. Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie A. Johnson 

      10 years ago from Duluth, MN

      Thanks for the positive response, Jim. The world is a richer place because of writers, an d I will continue reading your hubs! Julie

    • jimbrad121 profile image

      Jim Bradley 

      10 years ago from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA

      Excellent hub. It is true that writing will always be with us.

    • Julie A. Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie A. Johnson 

      10 years ago from Duluth, MN

      Thanks momma's write. I'm glad you were inspired. Keep writing.

      Julie

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