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Another Brick in the Wall

Insignificance. It’s something all of us are afraid of. Some care about shining in their careers, others their personal lives and yet others want to be known as the kind of people who manage both with equal ease. But however successful (or not) you become; you always have that nagging feeling in the back of your head that you aren’t just good enough. Every day I sit down to write something and am confronted by this tiny voice in my head that asks me to quit. “What’s the point of blogging if nobody sees what you write?” Stats are down, the ‘likes’ and the comments are never enough and every time I write, the reception never seems to be enthusiastic enough. I mean, SURE, some people like what I write, but I can never ever get enough of it. And, to paraphrase my Economics teacher, “Human beings have unlimited wants and limited resources to fulfill those wants.”

But there’s something that I’ve come to realize in the few months I’ve blogged. There are a lot of people out there who are much better than I am at writing and probably way more experienced. Reading these blogs makes me feel sad because I realize I have far to go but it also makes me glow with pride at what our race has done in so short a time. Talent lies in abundance on the internet and it’s for us to go out there and get inspired into gaining the confidence to believe that we’re all unique in our own way and can achieve much in our otherwise short lives. But then again, nobody says it is easy and nobody owes us a dime. We have to accomplish everything on our own. We are all just another brick in the wall.Image

8 thoughts on “Another Brick in the Wall

  1. Rightly said.. When i started there were none accept one of my friend.. Who always used to boost me in my writings… Now i do blog and don’t know what would be the reaction of readers.. In fact i go on and on.. For me its learning and vivid thinking by fellow bloggers, who make me strong and like you did… To blog more and more and to achieve whatever we have thought upon writing.. 😉

    Happy blogging and writing…!!

    • Thank you. 😀 Writing is a very slow process as compared to other vocations like debating or singing because here you have much more time to think and express yourself, and consequently the results have to be better. Nowadays, a lot of people have become great at writing so the competition (if you see it that way) has increased manifold. I’ve taught myself to not get depressed if something doesn’t go the way I’d planned, but to learn from other people. It’s the only way I’ll grow as a writer. I’m glad to know that somebody supported you, a friendly network and a support base is always welcome. Happy blogging to you as well sir!

      • Well even I have the same aspiration like you to grow up as a writer, but it lately came when I was doing my Post grad, and you lucky enough to know your goals at an younger age.. And don’t call me sir, as such there are much more things for me to learn from you too.. haha.. Best of luck for your future writing, as this reader awaits to read…. 😉 !!

      • I guess everybody has something to learn, however old they might be. I’ve never subscribed to that adage that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. It’s a very pessimistic outlook on life and just another excuse people make to avoid taking up new things.
        Anyway, I have no idea what I’m going to grow up to be, I’m still at the age where I have the freedom to experiment and that is exactly what I’m doing. 😀
        I hope I live up to your expectations as a writer with other stuff I write. Thanks for commenting. 😀

  2. “Reading these blogs makes me feel sad because I realize I have far to go but it also makes me glow with pride at what our race has done in so short a time. Talent lies in abundance …” – If you are humble enough to think this, I assure you you will do fabulously – not just with your writing, but as a person too. Beautiful thoughts!

    • Thank you! It is indeed humbling to see the way other people write and express themselves so clearly. I still have to learn brevity so I’m teaching myself to go through other blogs everyday to do a sort of a reconnaissance and then pick out quirky blogs and see how the writer, well, writes. Going through so many different styles, it gives you an idea of how you should be writing because this is one field where you don’t really get any sort of formal training.
      But thank you for commenting! I hope you’ll read some of my other musings. 🙂

    • Thank you! 😀 Yes, I will keep writing, no matter what happens, because it’s helping me grow as a person. In today’s world the way you express yourself is probably what counts the most and I do not intend to give this up so easily. Besides, I love what I’m doing. 🙂

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