I [heart] write.
Write with might, plight makes right.
Write with sight, walk through light.
The Advent of Nobody
I’m nobody. Well, that’s not completely accurate. I should say, I’m as much a somebody as anybody else you’ll encounter in your daily life. However, despite my plebeian status, I still have access to a medium that offers me the opportunity to reach a wide audience (wider than I would have otherwise), through nothing more than a few keystrokes. This is much in contrast to the trend that existed for the majority of human history, in which the exchange and distribution of ideas was reserved for the select few (it should be noted that until very recently in our social development, literacy was a rarity among the greater public).
Even though I don’t always comment, or otherwise make my presence known, I actually spent a good deal of time cruising through other WordPress blogs, enjoying the insights and perspectives (not to mention humor) this diverse pool of bloggers contribute to my intellectual development. And, to take a brief but necessary break from the usually grim and sarcastic tone regular readers of this blog are used to, I’d like to take this opportunity to mention that I do feel fortunate to live in a time period where such an easy access to both complementary and adversarial thoughts is made available even to the lower pegs of the social ladder–and remembering that not too far back this reality was not the case in most people’s lives. Yes, there are a lot of things about contemporary society to be down about (I’ve probably done my fair share to contribute to the gloomy atmosphere), but let’s not ignore the good when we find it. And the good is that we’re all a bunch of nobodies who actually get to have some semblance of a voice in the public sphere.
All right, enough with this sappy, happy-feely stuff. Back to musing over the grim nature of life, lightened by the occasional dick joke. Remember, fellow writers, the pen-is mightier than the sword. See what I did there? No? Yeah, well, shut up! It was funny in my head.