Write to Inspire the Masses
Ah, the typical American lifestyle.
How great is it?
Many of us wake up, go to work, make money, come home, relax, eat what we want for the most part, watch our favorite TV programs, go to bed, and repeat for five to six days. On weekends, or our day off, we’re free to do whatever we wish without stress from the workday holding us back.
Once Upon A Time
I felt this way. During my hardcore fitness days when personal training was my only gig and my workouts were the only thing on my mind, life was good—no—great. Life. Was. Great.
It was everything I ever wanted, once upon a time. I had my dream job, did two workouts, and had each week preplanned. Nothing could beat it.
Then, it all changed.
For some of us, it’s the epiphany, the self-discovery, the realization that we’re just drones in the game of corporate-owned—everything. Everywhere we look we see reminders of this. Or government-owned—everything.
Even our favorite programs, from sports to our favorite shows we’re reminded. The news, too. We’re told what’s in, what’s out, how to look, how to dress, how to act, how to think, how to do this and how to do that. If not, we don’t fit in and we’re outcasts.
If we aren’t at a dance club or a bar every Friday night until we reach age fifty (or older) we’re weird. When we choose to remain indoors or keep to ourselves outdoors we’re weirdos. If we’d rather daydream than watch TV we must have something mentally wrong with us.
Just everywhere, people are telling us what to do and how to think and it came to the point where I said, “No more!”
I’m sick of it. I’m done. I’m finished playing this little game. I want off the ride and I want off the ride now. And even now, I’m still reminded each day of the corporate-government slavery we’re trapped under, starting with federal reserve notes, or the police force, or the military, or a government investigation, and just being flat-out reminded I’m a drone and I should leave my power to others and for these monopolies to carry out their jobs, it’s my patriotic duty to give up some freedoms—enough!
I’m done, you should be done, we all should be done playing this little game of macro-chess, or macro-monopoly, or macro-risk. No, I don’t want benefits given to us due to wage freezes back in the 1940’s which is why companies gave the health benefit out through a middleman in the first place and these days everyone’s demanding more of this or more of that. No, I don’t want your socialized medicine, your socialized retirement package, social security, Medicare, or any of it.
We’re people and not drones. We’re individuals and not uniformed across a broad spectrum. No, I’m not going to fall for the people are people ruse; you can tell everyone’s different by looking at everyone. Even identical twins have something different about them.
Well, everyone’s the same on the inside—no they’re not. We’ve different skeletal structures, different sized hearts, brains, chromosomes, DNA, do I make myself clear?
So no, we’re not uniformed, it’s the grandest lie in the books.
Sorry for the long introduction, but this is why I write. I write to inspire the masses and I hope and pray you’re writing to inspire the masses. Sure, some of us might write for pleasure but you can still write what you want with your reader in mind. Always write with your reader in mind.
Challenging Mainstream Thought
When it comes to challenging mainstream thought, I assume I’m writing for thought criminals. Even if you’re following me due to receiving my motivational posts, you’re still committing thoughtcrime, which is really libertarianism because I’m trying to motivate you to fire your boss and rely on yourself one day instead of some corporation, government, or whomever you’re making a lot of money for and working really hard to see their dreams come true at the expense of your own.
I will never, ever, ever write and tell you guys to conform. Ever. Now, I’m sure I have nonconformists from both ends of the spectrum and the bulk are libertarians or libertarian-minded. And many of you are writers.
Let me tell you, right now, to write to give your readers hope, purpose, and vision. If you own a blog, have something in it for your readers. What’s in it for them? Why are they coming to your site?
What’s in it for my readers?
They can see a different viewpoint than they’d normally see under normal circumstances, mainstream circumstances. The mindless entertainment or the psychological emotional ways both your favorite TV shows and news stations put you under to go along with and abide by their social and political agendas—it’s disgusting!
And I don’t care if you watch CNN, Fox, ABC, MSNBC, they’re all one in the same. Owned by corporate giants who care not a thing for you and a lot of the billion dollar profits they receive. Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News and he’s on the board of advisors for Genie Oil. Ben Sherwood is the President of ABC, Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks, which happens to own ESPN. Sherwood also happens to be on the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR), who testifies before Congress regarding foreign affairs.
Guys, it’s all a game. Write to wake up the masses. Write to wake up the people.
Entertain your tribe. Build your tribe. Know your tribe. Interact with your tribe. Tell your tribe the truth. Research like hell and tell your tribe the truth.
Hey, Republican, Democrat, it makes no difference; they’re on two sides of the same coin. Ditto for the media. Sure, they have their differences. Sure, the masses on either side of the spectrum can’t stand one another. But you know what? Look at foreign policy. Seventeen years of the same foreign policy. Ten years of Republicans, eight years of Democrats. Guys, enough is enough.
Purpose, Hope, Vision
These three criteria are the main reasons why I type words onto a screen every single day. Thousands upon thousands of words. Give your reader purpose. Let them know they’re better than what they are and yes, they can become more than what they are.
And no, they don’t have to follow and play this petty little game in which we’re all subject until we wake up and realize we’re being played by people who tend to care about us.
Give them hope. Tell them they can and will change the world for the positive because the more people who get up, or in the writer’s case remains seated, and do something, to let people know what’s up. What’s really up. Through a service, a way that will allow them to earn a living doing what they love, fulfilling their dream, with a serious, but positive and hopeful message. When we unite as one, we can do great things.
Give them vision. Open their eyes. Tell them there are other ways and you don’t have to obey and conform. They’re told to obey and conform the second they step foot in public schools, which are run by government. If one goes to a private school, they’re in the government’s hands, too. I know plenty of people who went to private school and public school. They’re a common denominator.
But you know what?
It doesn’t need to be this way.
Truth doesn’t come from authority, which is what we have drilled into our mind in school. Truth is truth. The truth is the truth, and if ninety-nine percent of individuals believe in and spread the lie, passing it off as the truth and one-percent of individuals question the official story and spread the truth, the truth resides with the one-percent questioning the mainstream lie and telling the tabooed truth.
Give. These. Readers. Purpose. Hope. Vision.
Guys, give them vision. Write in ways that encourages them to think for themselves, to discover the real truth, and that the truth isn’t what some media outlet, teacher, or someone in a position of authority told them.
Tell them it’s okay to have differing opinions. It’s okay to go against the grain. It’s okay to go off the path well-traveled. It’s okay to be unique. It’s okay to be different. It’s okay to be a nonconformist.
And don’t let anyone, no parent, extended family member, teacher, anyone tell you how to think and how to act. We were born with Constitutional Rights. We were born kicking and screaming. We were born free. Free to think and act how we wish. We weren’t born to follow and we definitely weren’t born to give up any kind of right we’re born with that comes from a Higher Power.
Guys, write your manifesto. Write to inspire the masses. Write to tell people to think, act, feel, do whatever they want. I’m not saying to go out in the middle of Manhattan in the middle of winter and force it down peoples’ throats, as some do, but be yourself, and inspire others to be themselves.
Give your tribe purpose, hope, and vision.
We’re all born with a purpose and our purpose isn’t working like a slave to someone else, be it corporate or government in nature. Our purpose doesn’t involve making someone else rich. I couldn’t care less if you work for a business that reminds you each day it’s a business. You’re an individual, you’re a human, and you have the right to build your own business, build your empire.
Give them hope. Tell them yes, they can. Be honest about the roadblocks ahead, but anyone can get over and around roadblocks. Anyone, if they have the drive, can move mountains. We’re all born with such ability. We’re all capable of utilizing this ability. Move freaking mountains. Yes, it may be hard. Yes, it may sound impossible, but move freaking mountains and you’ll be glad you did.
And finally, give them vision. Give them a path to reach their desires. Light the path. Tell them it’s not easy, nor it should be. The greater the struggle, the greater the reward. The greater the challenge, the greater the journey. No, it’s not easy, but the number one rule of writing anything is this: Put your characters into terrible trouble and write to see how they escape it. Put them in more trouble, and keep writing to find out how they escape it.
This is your hero’s journey. This is your path. It’s time for you to embark. It’s time to put fear aside and go for what you’ve always wanted.
Thanks for reading.