Debating is something I know I have the ability to do but refrain from doing so anyway due to several reasons. And when I say debating I mean the school debating competition scene or “parliamentary-style” debating.
To me, that sort of debating is not really practical. Granted, it does teach you about what debating is all about and its usefulness in life, but it also gives participants a watered-down version of the actual thing. This is because, as far as I’m concerned, no one would really limit themselves to three points-of-argument only and for a set amount of time. They would rather interrupt you with their thoughts at any given time and, if they have nothing else to do, bombard you with long-winded rants that may or may not be relevant to the original argument.
But, what I’m talking about today isn’t about what school debates teach you to do in life, it is about what school debates teach you not to do in life. More specifically, spewing out statements and arguments that are detrimental to your stance or credibility as a person.
To put it in layman terms: Shooting yourself in the footRead More
The ability to simply let loose and speak our minds out silently is a luxury that writing gives us. We can create entire worlds with nothing more than a pen and paper (or in this case, computer).
Some write to express their thoughts and some write to liberate the suffering. Some write to help others and some write as a form of therapy, pouring out years of pain and strained emotions that would have otherwise been bottled up.
As for me, I write simply because I want to. There is no better feeling than to write whatever that comes to mind. No objective to focus on and no specific topic to discuss. Just writing.
As the new kid on the block, I’m pretty sure this is quite the mouthful for a first post. But hey, this is what blogging is about.