When you write are you secretly hoping to change the world? Or a least a small portion of it?
Writers tend to see the world in a different light, I'm just wondering how many would hope to change the world with their words, if they could.
I do hope my writings are more than just articles to earn me money. I want to explain things and make things clear to people. I don't expect to bring about world peace but every small change is welcome.
PS: Congratulations on recently getting 500+ followers, that is quite an accomplishment. A few more and you are very close to influencing the world with your writings
I cannot deny it, I do secretly desire to change the world... sometimes.
It really depends on the topic at hand. Some I write purely for commercial reasons, others are definitely slanted toward saving the world. Or at least a small part of the world.
yes; and in my case I don't do it secretly. I try to put my views and opinions across as direct as possible in hopes of changing people's actions and beliefs.
The desire to write is the desire to communicate. Even if you're just keeping a journal which no one else will ever see, you are communicating your thoughts in order to be accurate and as precise as you can be with how you feel about things.
Most of us want to change the world. This is the human condition, I think. Sometimes we only want to change the views of one person, such as when we write them a personal letter. At other times we want a wider range of influence, so we jump onto Hubpages.
Yes, it is gratifying to get feedback from others who read, appreciate, and get something out of our writings. If it wasn't, we wouldn't do it.
My life would have been entirely different, I'm sure, I hadn't been reading what others write for the past sixty-odd years.
Yes yes yes. It is no secret for any of us, is it? As writers, of any description, isn't this why we do what we do?
To be in control of language is to be in control of a small part of the world, and it changes things in a very real way.
So write write write!
I don't want to change the world, I just want a piece of it. I want people to read what I have to say and go off to have their own epiphanel moments based on the opinions they hopefully formed out of my writing. I want to make some difference in the lives of the people that need it the most.
It depends upon the type of article I am writing. I cover a lot of different subjects. I'm the Divorce Feature Writer at suite101.com, so when I write about divorce (and I have a quota so I have to talk about divorce even when it makes me feel a little sad), I am openly, overtly, flagrantly, strait-out hoping to change the world...there's nothing secretive about it.
I want to do anything I can to help people (especially kids) deal with divorce. I have to write as if I might change the world in some small way...otherwise the subject would be too much for me.
And, I secretly hope to change the world with some articles on other subjects, though not all. That would just be too intense.
I work on a number of projects (well at least after the Xmas Hols) and that is how I'm contributing to changing the world. So my words contribute to a ripple effect that will change the world in the long term. My writing on HubPages though is pure fun.
PS: you're a very talented and gifted writer, your ability to convey a scenario crystal clear to the writer is really strong - and your self-depracating wit and sense of humour are very endearing.
I always try to change the world, no matter what I am doing. I work to try and get the community to accept individuals with disabilities. I am always taking photographs to try and show the world in a different way.
And I have started writing to try and make a little sense of the chaos that is life.
I don't write to change the world. I write my thoughts and feelings in order to manage my emotions and allow myself to be expressive without being shut down. I know people may not agree or even like my opinions, but if I don't share them what's the point of having them? Why should I follow the ordinary group of people when I can invent my own extraordinary way of mind- bottling thinking. I may not be here to change the world, not that I would ever try, but I may be here to touch the heart of someone searching for an outlet or someone searching for a little piece of advice from a different perspective.
Like many fellow hubbers and writers I humbly look to make a few extra bucks with my writing.
But first and foremost I look to try and solve problems or at least bring some value to the table, help and inspire people.
As far as changing the world goes, the prospect of even trying is a little daunting, but if I manage to change the world for the better in the smallest of ways, well that's just a bonus!
If I'm really successful and found something I could share, then why not?
But for now, I'm just like any other ordinary bloke out there and if I could impart a bit of my useful experience to at least one person, then that would be good.
I don't particularly like to hear myself talk, so I would have to say deep down that I do hope to challenge at least one person to think critically, whether or not they adopt my point of view. And if I can help, inspire, and/or entertain them in the process, even better.
Unless what you are writing will directly affect the lives of others, I honestly don't think we as writers are aiming at changing the world.
Me personally, I aim to inspire. Inspire someone that make a change within themselves. A change that maybe, just maybe, can change the view of how people see this world.
And through this writing, we as entrepreneurs can achieve our goals and thus benefit from the content we create, both financially and as a person.
Every time you right, you hope that at least, you inspire a soul.
Hi Sweets, the number one reason I began writing in the first place was and is to make a difference in other peoples life, if only just a little.
I know for me, there have been many things I have read along the years that has left a positive impression in my life and has allowed me to look at things in a different light.
I am not secretly hoping to change the world, but if I can make a difference in a person's life here and there, by sharing my experience, strength and hope than that would mean very much to me.
I don't know if I can make anyone change anything but I do hope that in some small way the words I write make a difference for someone out there.
Change the world?
Hardly! Few have such an impact, in fact, I can't think of a single one. The greatest have only influenced some, but have not changed the world.
No, I wish to express, to share, to educate, to connect...and at times to refrain from hitting someone~~~perhaps on some level, I am even seeking acceptance.
It is me who learns the most by my writing, for I learn about myself.
As much that can give heed. Ever writer hopes to reach the entire world but sometimes, not everyone (even those who need the written message) is ready for the message.
Most of the time I write to contemplate and clarify my own personal journey - to get focused or re-focused. If what I write helps others to enhance, or add value to their day, then all the better for both of us.
In some ways that would be nice but I really don't see it as realistic since I am just one voice and my readership will need to grow considerably before I affect lunar cycles or tidal changes. I like to think that I am sharing how I feel with others who in some ways become the litmus tests for my opinions. Normally, especially if I am writing in the political vein, it opens up some level of discussion and if folks remain calm and civil then some good points get made on both sides of the discussion. That's what we as Americans should be doing anyway. WB
Maybe not 'change the world' as such ... but at least by writing and offering advice learned from my own personal experience/s, if I only help change 'one person's' thought process (especially if they are trying to cope with being in PAIN) then I have done my job as a Hubpage writer.
I certainly do not preach to know everything about 'changing the world' but I do know that from one simple change other bigger changes will happen and if we were all to implement change then there will be 'glory days' ahead.
As a practicing Permaculturist/Permaculturist I am very proud of the little changes that I personally (and my family) contribute to 'changing the world' even if it is only in 'mine and/or my family's own personal world/s'.
Others should be ecstatic that they don't see the world as I do and write about! But, as I writer and artist, I think my ideas can have influence. Though what we write is often left to interpretation, and that's where the real trouble can begin.
I would like my hubs to provoke thought. I suppose that could change some views, but I certainly don't expect to change the world..
I believe in being the change that I want to see in my surroundings and the world at large. Given the opportunity to share my informed opinions on issues affecting lives, I strongly believe at least a phrase or sentence might challenge someone out there to reconsider his/her worldviews in ways that might be of some help to him/her.
That is really my only goal here, that and recognition, meeting new online friends, and there's the hopes of making a buck.
That would be great wouldn't it! In reality our writing probably doesn't change things that much. But on a smaller scale, like when I joined Hubpages, the hubs that I have read and then followed the people, read more hubs and followed more people, so in this sense that one hub changed my world a bit in that it opened up all the opportunities to meet other folks from all over the planet, gave me confidence and ideas to go on with my own hubs, and generally just to have a good time. So maybe our writing, without meaning to, does make changes.
I write more to engage the world than to change it. I'm sure there are changes that need to be made here and there, but I don't know that it's my particular job, or that I hold any special key.
Sure! It does occur to me, that hubs , as will other works on the web, will continue to drift in cyber space long after the bloggers of today are dead and gone, and like a time capsule, offer up a slice of historic perspective from which to draw, for future generations. Don't underestimate the influence that you have on the many lives that you touch every day. After all, it was a total stranger that lead me to hub pages in the first place!
Actually neither. For me, at least, it's just about voicing my opinion (such as answering questions) or being silly (like the majority of my hubs, or telling a story (like my novel series that's in the works.)
I let providence and fate decide if what I put in print affects anyone else. If that does happen, I know it'll be for someone's benefit since I try to write positively (the good guys win, silliness abounds, or what-have-you.)
I'm secretly helping to change my inner horse'
The world will never change the way they do things even if one insists;
Yet what I try to convey in my writings is an inner sense of longing na's !
To bring out the real horse necessary to achieve any task worth trying;
To be unique in an unrealistic Hollywood mentality type existence without any soul intact;
Furthermore, I would simply like to buy the world a Coke in perfect harmony !
Of course I hope to change the world through my writing, but being realistic I know it won't happen. Getting traffic to a website is difficult enough let alone getting someone to read and ingest what I have to say. That can't be a barrier though.
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