Why is Writing So Important to Us?

Why is writings so important to everyone? We as individuals are capable of  inventing new ideas, creating manuals to teach others how to save lives, writing books to teach our children about history and setting up new laws that will forever change our lives and  the lives of others.  Without setting up schools, libraries, new governments and new laws, where would this country be.  We have educated ourselves beyond our ancestors by reading and studing books and manuals.  We now can read manuals about healthcare, how to fix things, how to make things and so on.   Books are filled with knowledge, parables, insights into a happy life, helpful topics about life, love, fear, child rearing, prayer, worship and helpful advice. One can read about romance, the creation of the world, future events, and big battles that men have fought.  Without books we wouldn’t know anything about other cultures, extinct animals, important historical events, scientific studies, and fascinating research. Books help us to have critical thinking skills, teaches us how to perform task, helps us plan for our future, perform jobs better, and solve problems.  Contracts do not carry any weight unless written down and signed.  Writing makes it easier to define and analyze all sorts of problems including Math problems.

Writing first started with drawings and symbols in the Old Stone Age.  Then progressed into ideographic scripts by the Sumerians and Egyptians.  Then progressed into syllabary symbols.  The first paper used was originated in Egypt called the papyrus.  Later alphabetic writing was originated in the Middle East and spread through the Greeks and Romans.  Back then, only scholars and scribes could write. Writing was known as an educated skill and therefore over time became widely used by educated people. Our knowledge of history is due to written text material.  Writing is an art and is used by everyone to some degree.  Music, Literature, and Drama owe their development to writing. “It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.”
– Isaac Asimov

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  1. cftc10
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 02:13:43

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