This is a phrase I use when asked what meaning I want from my life. It’s an answer that I try to give but it is difficult to give, because there are many things in life that make me want to change.
When I was growing up I wanted to be a philosopher. A philosopher is someone who studies the philosophy of philosophy. My mom was a philosopher, and for a long time I thought she must have been a good one, because she was always asking me, “How are you doing? How’s school? How’s your homework coming? Is that going well?” I thought she was nuts, but she was right.
I also wanted to be a professional philosopher because I thought I could come close to understanding what others were thinking and feeling. But that dream was too farfetched. So I went for something else.I wanted to be a novelist. A novelist is a writer who writes novels. I thought I would be able to get the attention of audiences because they would be able to relate to the things I would write. But no, I got no attention.
You get the sense that you’re writing about something very specific and very personal. But what are the chances of that? I have a friend who is a professional writer, and he wrote a book that was about his own life. But I think, for most people, they’re interested in what’s going on in other people’s lives.
I tend to disagree with this, because when I was working at a bookstore, I had a good friend who was a self-published author. My friend would write books about her life, which I really enjoyed. However, as a professional writer I have to say that I was never interested in the writing of my own books.
Writing a book is an experience that most people are not interested in. It’s another way of making your own voice heard, which is a very important thing for writers. In fact, writing might even be better for some people than reading, because they don’t have to edit themselves when they write.
I am often asked what it means to be a writer. The answer is simple: you have the opportunity to tell your story in a way that no one else can. You can change the words that people say, but you can also change the way people think about those words.
Being a writer is to be able to write a narrative that has a sense of meaning and purpose. What happens in the moment is important but what you are trying to communicate is what we will ultimately end up writing about. Some people seem to lose track that this is all about the story and not the meaning.
It seems like the way to find meaning in your writing is to try to break it down like you are reading it. So if I write a story about an alien encounter, and my readers are like “This is good, what happened there?” I have to write a story about a way of speaking that is so rich and complex that even my readers can understand it if they are willing to read it.
You can write a story about anything. The only thing that makes a story about the meaning of a story is the story itself. Anything you can write about, you can write a story about. It’s just that it takes more time to write a story about something that has meaning. I don’t think that’s too much of an exaggeration.