So I read a writer's digest article on six lessons for every writer. The first is to live like you write. I am thinking of how great this advice is. I look at my social media and how restrained I am. When I write I am wordy, vocal, free, political, and live out loud. I think I need to follow their first point.
Here is my biggest concern. We think and these ideas come that are beautiful and pure. I have an idea on some social subject and two fears strike me. One, it will be misunderstood. Honestly I don't mind the idea of people not getting me, it is part of being any kind of artist, but for a moment that fear of looking bad is there. Then the second fear strikes. What if people see the same beauty in the idea I do but misunderstand it? When we create we own the idea. To me that implies owning the consequences of the idea even if it is misinterpreted because it will still be your name on the original thought. Marx was a man with great vision and yet his name is associated with some of the most brutal regimes in history that have misused the beautiful idea he put forward.
Somehow I need to get over this. I need to be more open with my thoughts when they are not veiled in the shadows of fiction. So here's to a new path, an attempt at life free of guilt and regrets. A chapter of complete honesty, rejecting even the lie of silence.
In contrast I am already considering deleting this before it leaves me screen. Time to live my ideals and hit post.