Write It Before You Forget It

People are forgetful. It took me some time to remember the meals I had for dinner last night—even for breakfast this morning. I could also sometimes hardly remember people’s names. Sounds familiar to you?

We live in an era with flooding, overwhelming information. Every morning we wake up with a lot of notifications on our smart phones—many of them are not essential for us.

These “virtual beings” keep trying to get our attention every day. We can no longer easily tell the difference between distraction and temptation.

With the power of the internet, this world is now almost literally at our fingertips. People with access to the internet are living in two worlds: virtual and physical.

Thanks to technology, it is now easier than ever for us to express ourselves: share our talents to the world. Given enough time and energy, everyone can be a great producer and consumer altogether through the social media.

As a result, this generation has already made a history: we are the unique generation living with most passwords to remember—from social media account to bank account.

But again, thanks to technology, especially smart phones, which help us tremendously in storing those precious information. (As long as we do not lose the phones.)

On the other hand, that same technology has also imposed unprecedented challenges: it is more difficult now than ever to focus on what matters and to live in the present moment. People are struggling to keep up with the pace of life.

That’s why, I think, writing becomes more important to help us keep the record of what is really fulfilling to us. It is wise to limit the use of technology, if necessary, to keep us from being addicted to it.

I miss the time when I eagerly woke up in the morning to read soccer news updates from the newspaper. I miss the time when I could smell the aroma from each of the paper sheet. (If you never experienced this before, congratulations—you are still young and may call yourselves a paperless generation.)

With all this experience, I have realized more and more about the importance of writing, either on physical or virtual devices. Unless the internet goes extinct (which I hope not), we can write a perpetual information which may be useful for the coming generations.

Your brilliant ideas, creative imagination, and/or even random thoughts can help someone’s life in the future. They need to be written down NOW before it is too late and you would never realize the power of your writing.

Our memories are just not big and strong enough to recall everything.

Dear forgetful people, humble yourselves, and write down all those precious insights, share them to the world and inspire others. No fear of rejection. But, always remember this: never write fake stuffs. (The shame might not to be erased from the history.)

Writing is a fun exploration, even if we might not remember all that we have written throughout these years. Writing is a journey to perpetuity.

Writing a good story is a great way to inspiring others.

What’s your story (or the wisdom) today?

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“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

Hebrews 10:16

Vancouver, October 31, 2020


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