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5 Takeaways That I Learned About Stories

The Changes In The Last 200 Years In The Written Word

A Brave New World And How We Are Embracing It

George Orwell had infamous prediction about the years to come. An apocalypse is silently lurking in the back door while we were happy celebrating that we were able to avoid cultural and political tyranny.

Allow me to show you what 1984 looked like. 1984 was close to the end of the Cold War. In the next 10 years to come, the Wall of Berlin will fall and Mr. Ronald Reagan will eternally be known as the man who has defeated the Soviet Union.

But now, we do not about this anymore. We currently have a president who is a celebrity. The discourse of the public has been fully replaced by entertainment an the TV became the leader of the world today. Americans rarely give notice to the written word.

Usually, if it does not entertain you, it is presumed to be not interesting.

Mr. Neil Postman, an american communication philosopher claimed in his book that yes, we might have avoided the 1984 cold war but we have also landed into a Brave New world. In the next few lines, I am going to show you how the written word has changed the apocalypse.

Written Word’s Celebrity Status
The word was tiny before telegraph was invented. It was only through the written word wherein the open world can be reached.

The newspaper is a good source where you can get information about what happened long time ago. All that the newspaper shows is already history.

It is the books that you will find knowledge. People did hard work and pursued in life because of knowledge in the 18th and 19th century. Writing books will make you famous. During those times, if you want to be famous, you will write books.

I am an author myself and I envy those writers who have written and published their work in the 18th and 19th century. Mark Twain has traveled the world and spoke many languages and made a lot of friends because of writing. He was rich, famous and successful through his writings.

But it has deviated, you wont get as much popularity or money as you would like those that you see on TV. If you got famous by writing a book, then you were known by you intellect.

How you look will not matter anymore and nobody will care for as long as you wrote books. It does not even matter if you were a president or just a well known novelist, only you word will define you.

Only logic prevailed in those times. In the Senate or even at the White House, if you did not get a long and hard to endure argument, you will only be laughed at. But if you did, they will not belittle you.