I’m not going to lie, I’m doing this to better myself.
I once believed that in order for me to be satisfied with my writing, I needed attention. I needed to win contests, get good grades on essays, write a book. Most of all, I wanted people think of me as successful. And by success, I don’t mean achievements, I mean a kind of self-worth that makes life worth living.
It’s easy to impress others, near impossible to impress one’s self.
I guess this is a way for me to gain some pride that is euphoric yet humble at the same time. When I look at my blog, I am proud. It certainly is not the best blog out there, but there is no way anyone can be “the best.” I will never try to be “the best” again. That goal has no net.
“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”
— Chuck Palahniuk
This quote essentially lines out the meaning behind this blog. Just as Chuck Palahniuk found a way to inspire and entertain a lot of people, I hope to inspire at least one person on this planet. In the process, I’m sure I will entertain myself and tell you about it so you can have second hand entertainment. Wish me luck on my quest.