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To Write Or Not To Write- The Writer's Dilemma

by Team FUCCHA

Section 19 (1) All citizens shall have the right- (a) to freedom of speech and expression But are we really free to speak and express? Earlier, I thought so. But then I started writing for the masses. It was then that I figured that these things may be true on paper be but seldom in real life. Why? Because we are a nation of oversensitive people. We lack even the slightest sense of humor, and are offended by just about anything. I know some of you must have mumbled something offensive for me, trying to counter me with things like that's not true, blah blah blah. But it is true, and we all know it. We are offended almost every time an artist exercises the above quoted freedom (Charlie Hebdo is the most recent example). It is like our favorite pass time- reprimanding anything and anyone whose opinion doesn't match our sensibilities, which by the way, aren't even sensible sometimes. We might have grown up, but our basic child instinct of complaining whenever something seems different or inconvenient hasn't gone. We have no respect for someone else's freedom to speech and expression but we take our own right very seriously, and (mis)use it often. writers-dilemma 2 I almost find it funny how we are always busy, caught up in the mess that's life, yet, always find time to make an objection on something. No offences (although you will be offended), is there nothing better on this earth that we should invest our time and energy in? You see, the problem is two toned. First, we have an opinion on everything under the sun, even if we are practically clueless about what it is. We are self-proclaimed know-it-alls and won't leave any opportunity to show it off. Well, because showing off is cool na? -_- Besides, how can we not express our opinion just because it lacks logic?! Okay, I agree that we are free to say what we want to, but isn't is better to keep shut if we have no idea of what's being talked about? Again, just my opinion. Anyway, getting back to the double layered problem. First, we know everything and second, we are always right. Any person saying anything contradicting our view, is a fool. (Yeah, his being an expert in that field and his being right, is of no relevance whatsoever, whatever he is, he can be at his home) We are so narrow minded and hell-bent on our opinion. As a result, we are not open to listening to what someone else has to say, let alone accept it! Moreover, even if we do listen to someone else, we do it only to negate what he/she thinks. Again, logic loses for the sake of winning an argument and proving ourselves right. And then we won't even let others decide what they think of some piece. We will give our judgment and even force it upon others, so much so that we even go to the extent of getting something banned because it doesn't match our ideologies. But why am I discussing all this? Because this problem isn't faced by just well-known and popular artists, amateur writers like me, too, have to face the consequences of such an easily offended audience. As a content writer, I've always stressed over what to write and what to skip, because everything I write finds haters in someone or the other. Everything I write offends someone, and is disliked by someone. This, I thought, was the worst thing about writing, because in a war between what people want to read and what I want to write, my opinion had to lose, almost all the time. So what do I do? Do I leave my passion for writing? Because the only way to not offend someone is by not saying anything at all. Writers delima 3 That wasn't an option because this is the only thing I know how to do. So being the sadist that I am, I turned it around by not being bothered by useless criticism, and instead, enjoying the show. The more something 'hurts' someone, the more that person will talk about it, hence, the more popular it gets. So a win-win for both. This does not mean that we write things to offend people on purpose. Just that we write what is right, no matter how many haters we earn. ___________ Article contributed by Malvica Bhandari. Malvica is our Intern and Guest Writer. She believes she is a deep, dark and twisted soul and on a mission to understand the human mind and society. She describes herself as“the curious case of having a childish heart and an over thinking mind”.

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Category Archives: Socio Political

To Write Or Not To Write- The Writer's Dilemma

by Team FUCCHA

Section 19 (1) All citizens shall have the right- (a) to freedom of speech and expression But are we really free to speak and express? Earlier, I thought so. But then I started writing for the masses. It was then that I figured that these things may be true on paper be but seldom in real life. Why? Because we are a nation of oversensitive people. We lack even the slightest sense of humor, and are offended by just about anything. I know some of you must have mumbled something offensive for me, trying to counter me with things like that's not true, blah blah blah. But it is true, and we al