joining the larger narrative through writing
"You come late. When you arrive, others have long preceded you, and they are engaged in a heated discussion, and discussion too heated for them to pause and tell you exactly what it is about... You listen for a while, until you decide that you have caught the tenor of the argument; then you put in your oar. Someone answers; you answer him; another comes to your defensel another aligns himself against you... The hour grows late, you must depart. And you do depart, with the discussion still vigorously in progress. Kenneth Burke, The Philosophy of Literary Form.
I decided to separate my journal posts with my essay posts.
The definition of an essay in this blog is quite specific because it contains the following
- Has a clear underlining philosophical idea
- Has a clear purpose and goal
- Essays are a part of a larger narrative, and I am here to "put in [my] oar."
There's also another reason why I've placed my essays into a seperate subsection of this blog. Working in an academic field, I know that I'll continue to write hundreds of essays before I die. I don't want to write them for the sake of getting a good grade. I truly want the world to change for the better, and I've put my voice out there to argue, pursuade, and enlighten the world with my writing. So, I'm keeping my essays open to the public, and I take the risk of standing by my essays. If I am wrong, tell me. Let's keep the discussion going. I am always open to listen and to learn.
Here's a list of all my essays to date:
- Currently empty.