Writing is the basis for learning. One of the first monumental tasks we learn in school is reading, because learning depends on reading the written word, be it a textbook, bible, fact or fiction.
Our forefather's wrote the Declaration of Independence, which remains a viable, applicable document and premise for government and leadership today. Laws are written and dictate accountability and consequences when broken. Written, signed contracts are binding documents with penalties if not honored.
Inspirational stories change lives by igniting passion for a cause, or striking a cord in another with a similar struggle. We can be moved to tears, anger and action when inspired by another's journey, struggle or injustice. Often, the news will relate a story or incident that moves people to research it online by reading further. Lives are saved or changed by action inspired by reading, such as help during a disaster, blood and bone marrow drives, benefits for someone suffering or searching for a missing person.
Books about inspirational, brilliant, motivated, selfless individuals, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Theresa, and many other positive, influential people, have ignited potential and inspired others to greatness, changing the world in ways we may never fully know.
Putting thoughts, struggles, ideologies and successes on paper gives everyone the opportunity to explore, learn and act. Every action begins with an idea. Writing gives wings to thoughts, ideas and experiences and has the power to change the world, one idea, one person, at a time.