Monday, June 7, 2010

Where does the "Aawra" start, and where does it end?

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public", Paulo Coelho

We usually blog about our own selves, friends, and relatives. But some other times we blog about our own society. This can either be in our own blogs, or by volunteering in other platforms such as Global Voices Online, were authors keep an eye wide open on what's going on in their own blogosphere, and some times they may even cover the blogospheres of countries they have never been to.

So, in such case, it's not only themselves who are getting naked, but it is a society as a whole. And this makes me wonder, should there be any limits on what we write. Should a novelist watch out what he writes, censor his own idea, and act like a baby sitter for his imaginations? Should bloggers be more positive and limit themselves to covering good matters only? But what is good, and what is bad? Isn't this some kind of hypocrisy? Aren't they gonna be liars and we should then call them clowns instead of bloggers?

Only a clown can draw a big smile on his sad face. Only an actor laughs when he is sad. And only a politician says what he doesn't believe in. And bloggers aren't supposed to be clowns, actors, or politicians. Or should they!?

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