So I felt like writing a post today about believing yourself. And not just about your writing but about pretty much everything else. I've noticed that as a culture we tend to focus more on the negative things rather than the good. And what good does that even do? Nothing really when you think about it. Just look at the news for example, all that is really about sad and depressing things more than about good things.
I believe that we need to change.
What do I mean by all this rambling?
I've noticed that more and more we have kids committed suicide and doing bad stuff. Kids get teased because they're different from their friends, or because they believe in something different. I recently (a couple months ago) heard about two girls who committed suicide with each other and no one was really sure why. But it was sad.
So with even more rambling, I just want to say that instead of putting people down we need to start bringing people up. I'm sure you've heard this before but I wanted to say it myself. Encourage people. If you see someone sitting alone, sit next to them or invite them to sit next to you. If you see someone getting picked on, stand up for them if they can't do it themselves and be the better person. Think before you speak bad about someone. Think about what you could say and how it would affect the other person. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
But before you can help other people, start believing in yourself.
How can you stand up for someone else if you can't even stand up for yourself? If there's bad influences in your life or if there is someone who is putting you down, get rid of those influences or stop being around that person. Something like that. For one thing, don't wait for others to change something, be that change yourself.
One way we can start to help others is by doing one simple good thing every day. And it doesn't even have to be anything big. Just saying hello to someone or asking how they are doing can greatly change their day. And then it can start a whole chain reaction. Because you said hello, it put that person in a better mood, who was able to make someone else's day better or not get into a fight with someone, and so on so forth.
Eailer today while standing in line, I noticed that one of the tables was messy and no one was cleaning it. And because it wasn't clean, no one wanted to sit there. It bugged me. So after I grabbed my food, I grabbed a napkin and cleaned it up myself since no one else was cleaning it up. Afterwards when I went to grab a giant cookie, the lunch lady gave it to me for free because I had cleaned the table without being asked too. I'm not bragging, but the whole point of that is that I made the lunch lady's, the janitor's, and everyone else who ended up sitting at the table day better. I think...I hope so...
Onto the rest of my speech.
You're all probably fantastic people, I've never met any of you except for maybe two people, but I'm positive that you are all fantastic people. You all have talents and gifts, people who love you and care for you even if you don't realize it.
People never realize how valuable something really is until it's gone. I nearly lost a friend a couple weeks ago and you have no idea how scary that was. I've never had a friend die before and I don't even want that to happen. So in a way I guess that inspired this post tonight. If you know that something is wrong, try to help that person, don't just sit there and wait for someone else to take care of it, because that person may never come along and by then it will have been too late.
We're all writers here right? Or at least, most of us. But in any case, I'd like to say that words are very powerful. They are more powerful than a sword (or gun in today's world) and how you use them can have a big effect on someone. Writers have an understanding and connection with words more so than most people, we know how to use them, how to wield them, and so we can be very powerful.
With great power comes great responsibly.
I'm not even sure where I'm going with this post anymore, but I"m sorry if half of this doesn't make any sense. I think the separate paragraphs make sense but as a whole...I'm not sure. Anyways...Well I hope that I made some sense here tonight.