Life in Writing
"The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define you or destroy you." - Dominic Cobb
Thoughts are the most powerful things in this world. Every action good and bad began with a thought. Before Gandhi liberated India, he thought about it. Before Hitler invaded Poland, he thought about it. But it's not as cut and dry as that makes it seem. The thought that lead them to those actions were preceeded by many other thoughts. Gandhi likely had thoughts of wanting to help others long before he dreamed of liberating a nation. Likewise, Hitler likely filled himself with small thoughts of anger and greed long before he tried to conquer the world.
It's the small things, the little ideas, that lead to major choices. Just as Cobb says, "[they] can grow to define or destroy you." Gandhi was defined by his ideas just as Hitler was destroyed by his. Take the time to think about who you want to be, and how you want to be remembered.
Choose to think about the right things, and when the time comes, you'll be the person you want to be. make sure your ideas define you. Don't let them destroy you.
Daniel M. Quilter is the author of A Soul Divided. On this blog he'll interview other authors, review books, share nerd wisdom from popular sci-fi and fantasy, and occasionally share his insights on writing. See a list of his works or see what he's working on.
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