Settle it with Writing

Writing settles so many questions, but the writer is unsettled initially, has to inspire the self to look for a courageous narrative to emphasize with strong emotions.

It’s a dichotomy, where the writer and concept are in a contradictory position and it is difficult resolving such passionate issues with few words.

The necessity to write down the experiences encompasses some unrealized spectrum of life.

It is with empathy a writer finds the courage to assimilate stressful situations and transform them into narratives which can communicate with the readers.

A writer isn’t complacent and has to be agile all the time to observe the nuances of life.

Curious mind and empathic feeling towards life help engage in a prudent manner. The writer is omniscient and equally considerate of the protagonist and the characters that knit the narrative with their different characteristics. It’s this diversity of behavior which creates drama in the plot.

A clear representation of reality accentuated with fictional treatment makes it an engaging communication. The reader is enticed into this world and curiously follows the characters.

A writer has to be mature enough to keep this composure during unsettling times and continue to be the messenger and storyteller to highlight the subtle, yet powerful emotions, often misunderstood, misinterpreted, and even mauled prematurely.

~Amitav

4 thoughts on “Settle it with Writing

  1. This reminded me of a recent Washington Post column by Dana Milbank. Sorry, it’s long:

    If you are calm, your executive functions handled by the brain’s prefrontal cortex — organizing, problem-solving, self-control, decision-making — perform well. If you are overly stressed, those functions decline as your brain floods with cortisol. Stress is contagious, and if you are in the presence of somebody who is out of control — a parent, an employer or, say, a president — your own executive functions decline.

    “It’s a terrible thing for a chief executive of anything to be fear-mongering or emotionally reactive,” Johnson explained, “because all the bright capable people around you become less bright and less capable if they’re overly stressed.”

    You don’t have to be the focus of the person’s ire or in the person’s physical presence for the stress to spread. A 2014 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that those who watched six hours or more of media about the Boston Marathon bombings reported higher stress than those present at the bombings. And Trump is almost a perfect stress-inducing machine, hitting all the buttons that University of Montreal psychiatry professor Sonia Lupien lists as causes of stress: novelty, unpredictability, perceived threat to safety or ego, and a low sense of control.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here.

      Well, there can be many stressors in life- some are intrinsic, while others induced by different factors in society. There is also a theory, some right amount fo stress increases productivity, or for that matter helps compete. ‘Competition’ is an idea sold successfully and that itself is one of the stimuli. Some hormones released at that phase acts as a potent solution. At the same time, continuous levels of stress are injurious to health. As you mentioned so many people are unable to take the right decisions.

      I agree, when you mentioned the stress triggered by watching media coverage, here I would like to add the constant flow of ‘too much’ information through Social Media (their veracity may be debated) but does well to stress people on a daily basis. Today, we are living in ‘information’ world and not a ‘knowledgeable’ one.

      Writing is empathic, as well as, help the writer understand the crux of society’s changes by being a keen observer.

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