Writing Wednesday: If You Want to Change the World, Pick Up Your Pen And Write

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I love this quote by Martin Luther King. I think the first time I truly realised words could make a change in the world was when I was in college. I was still trying to figure out what I was going to major in. For one of my classes, I had to write an in-depth report on any subject and present it. The subject I chose was the Tibetans’ right to independence. It was a topic I had always felt strongly about and did more than ever as I researched, wrote and presented my arguments. It also left me with a feeling of empowerment, that my words could be used to argue for the courses I believed in. Now that was just a class report that no one but my teacher and maybe a few other fellow students ever laid eyes on, but it left me with the burning sense of this: words have power. And in the end that was what led me to decide to major in journalism and use my words for a greater good. Words have power. They have the power to influence people, to give birth to new dreams, hopes and aspirations, to allow people to empathise with others. They say the pen is mightier than the sword and I believe this is true. If you want to change the world, use your words. Use them wisely, and use them for good, for kindness and for love.


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