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Can writing ever really change someone else's life?

  1. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Can writing ever really change someone else's life?

    Is it really possible to truly change some else's life by writing? Has a book or article changed your life?

  2. katyzzz profile image59
    katyzzzposted 5 years ago

    I think anything is capable of changing our lives, the bible has changed mine, and I do think most writing, of any substance can make us think, even if we reject the ideas in it, it turns our minds on and in the thinking process we can indeed be changed.

    I feel quite sure that the many things I read and/or write do change me, and this is my inspiration.

    Never despair that what you write is of no value, it is of value even if the only one to benefit is yourself and you can bring about your own changes.

    Most of us will never know if anything we have read or written effectively changes anyone else's life.  The benefits lie in the cosmos and reach out to all who want to listen

  3. TnTgoodrich profile image65
    TnTgoodrichposted 5 years ago

    Someone's writing may not change someone's life but it can sure help them in circumstances that they may relate to. Like for instance your blog... you would be surprised how many have been through something similar so it helps others know they are not alone. smile

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      aww, you know about my blog, That means you took time out your day to look at my profile! Thank you!

  4. Amy Becherer profile image74
    Amy Bechererposted 5 years ago

    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.

  5. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely.  The Bible has changed my life beyond anything I could have imagined, as it specifically says it was intended to do.

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    alloporusposted 5 years ago

    Every moment of every day someone will read words that will change them forever. It is truly a wonder.

  7. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely, writing influences everything in life from the products we buy to the ideas we have etc.  I would suggest to you a book I read that showed me just how powerful writing truly is.  It's called "Writing to Change the World" by Mary Pipher.  she illustrates beautifully how writing has the power to change the world for better or for worse.  It's truly inspirational for aspiring writers because you learn that yes, you can make a difference in the world by doing what you love.

    In my own life, I have used words to heal through journaling and I've shared it with others "daily power words" is the name of my healing with writing website/blog. I've hubbed about it and even had a national magazine pick up a piece of mine about using writing and words to help heal during recovery.  Many people recognize that writing as well as reading can do a lot to heal and empower.