fragment 5

“History Isn’t a “WHY” Reason.

It’s an excuse.”

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight






 

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SKATING OVER WORDS – day 5

FIVE DAYS IN MARCH

DAY 5

Stop recreating the past. Create the future by writing about the present.

The past is gone. Random ties everything together. Does it really matter?

There’s too much detailed history in many articles I read – even too much detailed account in one current happening.

Unless you’re trying to change the past, then refer to history sparingly in as few words as possible.

When telling a current story, unless it’s necessary to the comprehension of the work, leave it out.

Viewers skate over details that go on and on. It’s too much for them to read. In doing so, they miss some of your more important or key points.

Most of your historical references are random. You find a way and a place to insert them. But do they really fit into the article as a whole – wrapping it all up, tying it all together? If the answer is yes, then you wouldn’t have to find a way or a place to insert them.

If your goal is to remind the viewer of the dark past of whatever, and that isn’t the focus of your article, then leave it out. People know the past. They don’t want a prejudicial history lesson every time they read an article.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight






 

LET PREJUDICE DIE

I don’t care about history, I make up my own.

I don’t have to reconcile my actions with somebody else’s long ago story.

I lead my own life. I don’t let my tribe nor clan ancestors nor yours lead my life according to their long dead prejudices.

Their prejudices die with them. They’re not supposed to be resurrected by you to take from everybody else what you don’t deserve.

It’s your prejudice and you can have it if you want to, but don’t parade it in front of me and tell me if I don’t like it I don’t have to watch.

Creating prejudice for certain eyes only is the beginning of enslavement.






 

MOVING PAST HISTORY

I wonder when we’ll stop referencing a dark history to justify the present darkness?

We will never see the light, till we move forward without the dark.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight



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