Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fact or Crap

I'm probably going to raise some eyebrows with this post but, it is what it is. Open your mind for me here and just read, m'kay?

Dragons exist.
Fairies exist.
God exists.
Magic exists.
Unicorns exist.
Heaven exists.
Aliens exist.
Love exists.
Potions exist.
Other worlds exist.
Witches exist.

I bet you went through that list and scoffed at most of those, right?

Let me get your mind working. If you believe in God, why do you? Because the Bible tells you he's there? But have you ever seen him?

By default, if you believe in God, you should believe in dragons, fairies, and unicorns. By the traditional definition it seems if you read about it in a book, it could be real.

Have you ever seen a dragon? How about an alien? Love? Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there or not real. I've never seen God and I've never seen a dragon. But I know the possibility of both existing is very good.

After all, I've read about them both in a book.

Do I believe everything I read? It's not that simple of a question. My mind is always open to the possibility. To deny one would be to deny them all.

Have you ever sat and thought about it? I mean really considered what I'm saying here? If you read a novel, it's usually based in fact, right? That's what makes a compelling story.

So, by my reasoning above, is everything in every book real? Where is the line? Why was the line drawn there? Says WHO?

Dragons exist. Just because I've never seen one, doesn't mean they don't.

I'm a reader and a writer. In creating worlds with my words I try to instill some moral values here and there; perhaps teach a lesson or two. I read to learn and I write to teach. Teaching some tolerance is the reason for the Mystic series.

Open your mind to the possibilities and let the world become your playground. Believe in something. Write about it, read about it. See the beauty.



I hope this post got you thinking about being a reader and a writer and made you consider why you think the way you do. Don't let someone else tell you how your head should work. Make decisions about your beliefs and hold on to them.

So, is it FACT or is it CRAP?

I leave that to you.

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!

Jo

6 comments:

  1. I love that you really make me think about things. One thing I know for sure, there's so much we just don't know, and I love the idea of magic, myth, and legend. Unicorns, dragons, fairies... all of it would add beauty. The thought that we are it in the universe seems quite impossible.

    Really enjoyed this post!

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    1. Good. I'm glad I've gotten your brain working :) Mine goes 90mph constantly. Thanks for the blog luv, Tia! :)

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  2. I don't think the idea of dragons is weird at all. We believe in dinosaurs, don't we? I don't see why believing in dragons would be any different.

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    1. We do believe in dinosaurs. We believe in a lot of stuff I have only ever read about in a book :) Thanks for the comment, Beth!

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  3. I like to believe in possibilities. It's one of the many reasons I love writing. Taking a moment or a world and making it real, at least for me and my readers. I love getting lost in other people's worlds too. Great post, Jo!

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    1. #TRUTH!! Thanks, Kelly! I love being a reader because I get a peek into other peoples' heads, but I love being a writer because I get to show what's in mine :) hehe

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