Who actually runs the world? Have you ever asked yourself this question?
From an infinite and spiritual standpoint, it’s God who created the heavens and the earth. And it’s His spirit that lives within us and guides us as we journey through life. He breathed into our lungs and gave us purpose. So theoretically, it’s God who runs the world. But let’s look at it from a literary or creative standpoint, who would you say runs the world? Is it actors, musicians, rappers, politicians, etc? Think about it for a moment, what makes a great song? It is the lyrics, correct? And what makes a great movie? I would say the script. Do you agree?
So who is behind every great idea?
Think about this quote for a moment. What comes to mind?
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.” –Virginia Woolf
The first thing that comes to mind is the heart of a writer and their ability to share it in their work. I believe it is writers who run the world. Writers are behind every great song, movie, television show, and play. There wouldn’t be box office movies or hit songs without the proper level of writing that participated in its success.
It appears that society only cares about the performance and not the background work that went into it.
So how do we gain the credit that we deserve?
As writers, we need to demand the same amount recognition as anyone else. We must let others see that it’s our experiences, our hopes and our wounds that create the masterpieces seen on TV or listened to on the radio.
If it wasn’t for our ability to give words wings and allow them to soar then our world wouldn’t have the creative success that we brag about. As you tap your foot to the next song or clap your hands after a great performance, think about the one who actually wrote it and acknowledge their greatness.
Let’s sing together, Who runs the world? Writers! Who runs the world? Writers!