Writing, however underrated, has probably had one of the pivotal roles in shaping history and creating revolutions. Writing has power unimaginable to any other form of information distribution. It has the ability to adapt and shape the minds of the reader, something that has been used far too many times in stirring conflict and confusion by the great powers of the world.
The power of writing:
Imagine this in a hypothetical situation; A useless king who has done useless activities in his useless life is told that he is about to die. As most kings do, he picks up his red robe and slides on his crown, walking up to the fire in the tv lounge. (Yes, they do watch television. Are you even for real?) He then opens his “Diary of works” and flips to the last page of his diary to read the final great thing that he did for the people. Finding the page blank, he then turns it to the first page to assess the primary thing that he did.Finding it gleaming in its spotlessperfection, he realizes that he never did anything of the sort.
Extremely humbled by the situation, yet ruthlessly determined, the king hits upon a plan to make the world remember him as one of the greatest in history. He gets a writer kidnapped, puts him behind bars and orders him to write about the king in the greatest fashion possible.
Years later, we find the precious work of the writer and realize how great the king must have been. An archeologist is also able to unearth the king’s “Diary of Works” and infers that the king must have been so busy in changing the detrimental situations of the people, that he did not even have the time to document anything that he did.
Paints a picture, no?