A writer used to write and be picked up by those people who knew how to get books to people who enjoy to read. Now, everyone’s a writer, everyone’s a critic. The world learns news through 160 character messages and pixilated photos that circulate through the internet. Great events still unfold day in and day out, while manuscripts with vampires, werewolves, and sex stories sell out the big box stores to an unsuspecting consumer. We consume media as a people and no longer are proactive to shaping our own destiny. Books used to be about shaping a new line of thinking. The prevalence of information and access to everything this world has to offer must extend beyond the computer screen if we are to realize our potential.
By jcoyne on July 22, 2012
Posted in That's what I believe | Tagged Ernest Hemingway, fight club, freedom, Jack Kerouac, On the road, progress, success, that's what i believe, the american dream, the purple land, the sun also rises, Wild Harmony | Leave a response