(The next book on my to-read list, but in all honesty, I will probably avoid reading it.)
For the love of writing and the loathing of bad prompts, I am not an activist writer! I am not motivational whatsoever due to my own sense of utter irresponsibility. I am not doing this blogging thing to enact change upon the world. I’m just a voice amongst voices here. This is just a place where I can practice. I am simply trying to be a writer, nothing more, nothing less. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. (Insert next random, uninspired cliche). If I had to adhere to a resolution for the year, it would be to write, write, write, and if my words mean jack, at least I have some sort of word count done for the day. I don’t care one way or another.
There are other issues bigger than my voice here, such as it is, my blog writing. I’ve got a few problems like anyone else I’m sure, but I’ve also a number of acquaintances in my life right now who desperately need something impactful to happen, something positive and amazing. I feel at a loss to help them. I’m hoping my writing — not here, but through letter-writing — can help at least one of them. He’s like a brother to me, and to see him suffer such a downward spiral makes me angry with the root cause of it all (sociopathic ex-boss of his).
I will TRY to be restrained in my letter, but I told him I cannot promise anything. I want to enact some sort of change, some sort of action, that, if anything, will help bring a house on the head of the Wicked Witch of the West (an apt moniker for her). My secret wish though is to have the company apologize to my friend and offer him some sort of compensation for everything he went through. Unfortunately, that’s a bit of a pipe dream — after all, I’m talking about a giant corporation that works against its employees’ interests, like every damned major conglomerate in the good, ol’ U.S. of A.
At any rate, no, I don’t think my blog will enact change of any sort, but I sure as hell hope my writing does at some point in the not-too-distant future.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Be the Change.”