In a world swimming in bullshit, it is tiring to have to sift through all of it to get to the truth. Many of us have given up on ever finding the truth and elect to become cynical at everything we read. How polluted is our reality becoming when we have access to infinite knowledge yet, most of it is untrue and misleading.
One of the problems I have when it comes to writing is finding the words to describe an experience or feeling that I have, the other problem is to remain present enough to live these experiences in the first place. I cannot write bullshit. My style of writing requires me to have emotion behind my story, and the only way to feel emotional about anything is to get out and live it.
Are you living your story?
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
Even if you are not a writer, are you living a life worth repeating? Are the stories you tell your friends and family empty and full of bullshit, or are they full of emphasis and emotion? Be honest with yourself. It doesn’t take money, fame or a great career to live a great life worth sharing. You can walk 5 kilometres every day for an entire year for free and still have stories to tell about the journey. We are all born to inspire each other with our emotion, it is how we evolve. Becoming cynical at all of the bullshit and tuning yourself out enough to give up on life, is not a life worth living.
Stand up an live your life. Create your own reality instead of basing it on the polluted information you get from the internet, Netflix and social media. If you are talking about what you have not experienced, then you are a phony. Nobody is inspired by a phony.
Who created this quote?
Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience” (originally published as “Resistance to Civil Government”), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.