Friday, 12 September 2014
Tell me what you think.
I met someone few days back, a writer of sorts, who told me that he writes best when he is depressed. I also know many believe it to be true. I was one of them. However, over the years I’ve come to realize how huge a fallacy it really is. Something believed not only in writing, but also in other arts.
Maybe words come easily when one is in his heightened state of emotions, but does all/some of your best writings come out in such states? Once a writer crosses from beginner to the next stage, they develop a confidence in what they express. Words become sacred, a source of energy. Why would they require any kind of negative emotional state when words become independent beings in the mind of a writer? I feel I write best when I am motivated. I can write when I am happy. I can write when I want to. Sometimes whenever I want to.
Let me get to the purpose of this rant/blogpost here. Lol.
I just feel people need to embrace the good feelings associated with art. We need to be able to say happiness gives me inspiration. The world needs more of such feelings.
What do you think? Do you agree or counter agree? I would love to discuss this!