“Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.” – Dale Carnegie
Idealism and action are two core foundations for me as a writer. Even when I’m timid about sharing the details of my existence, I’m purposeful with my thoughts and actions that are more than a presumed aura, they’re who I am without the unnecessary weight of a situation or person. Why? Because I want my legacy to be one of hope, kindness, and gratitude. Throwing shade casts a shadow upon myself and anyone related to the topics.
Rumors are a vile villain within themselves. Truth and freedom should be two things people learn on their own watch. Holding a magnifying glass to someone or a situation essentially makes the holder the Grim Reaper to an untimely passing of the person or situation in which they are magnifying.
As JFK said at a commencement address at Yale in 1962, “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.”
The truth of any situation will eventually expose itself. It’s best to allow that truth to unravel in others as they eventually have to look in the mirror, to focus on the glittery details that naturally come with the contrasting shadow. Self-actualization isn’t only a catalyst for your mindful talents, it’s equally a gentle mirror of your limitations. Focus there and let others mindfully slip away as you purposefully move forward without them.
Your true friends and family are your audience and they know your truth. Never forget that.
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