|"It is better to write for yourself and have no public|
than to write for the public and have no self."
~ Cyril Connolly #quote
I began writing as a young child. I wrote only for myself - feeling that what I had to say was of no interest to anyone since it would not relate to anyone. I was also embarrassed of what I wrote and who I was. I was insecure and truly felt that I was not worthy of sharing my views & thoughts with others. As I matured, I began to think that perhaps there might be one other person in the world that might be a little like me. And, I began to feel as though I had to be open about my weaknesses and my battles & challenges.
As a young adult, I grew in my relationship with Christ and asked God to use my words, thoughts, views, etc. I began to see that many others in the world felt insecure with who they were... with what their worth was. I was also convicted that the feelings of insecurity & self-loathing were a tool... and not a tool of the One I called my Lord & Savior. I felt isolated and helpless in my insecurities. This isolation made me feel powerless. And, I began to question whether others might be feeling isolated and powerless.
So, I began to share openly about what I was facing. I began to write about the things that blessed me and the things that pulled me down. I began to write notes to myself as a reminder in the years to come to not lose perspective of views I had when I was "younger". I began to expose things that I'd hidden for years.
The Connolly quote above reminds me of one of Shakespeare's most famous quotes:
|"To thine own self be true."|
~ William Shakespeare #quote
"To thine own self be true." ~ William Shakespeare
Should we really do ANYTHING for the public...or for the betterment of ourselves... first?
5 Minute Free-For-All - Should I Write for the Public? - #write31days 10-23-16