Writing a Recipe for Human Mind
No food preparation, no food shows, no celebrity cook, no cook book, no recipe, no recipe- book, no restaurants, no hotels, no kitchen in our homes, no agriculture, no farming. We can only imagine how grotesque our world would have become.
So what all kinds of activities and enterprises in this world are sustained by that single factor called HUNGER and the other side of the coin RECIPE, have no end insight. There are many hungers, of course varying in terms of their intensities. Hunger for food is the most basic among all those, means its a need; without having food humans cannot survive. But there are others that are not that basic for survival, called wants. This kind of classification between needs and wants as we all know is based on a conservative economic classification. But we are now living in a modern world-order driven by capitalism and development, where conservative classifications have given way to a more liberal developmental classification.
According to this developmental classification, we can see many wants in the conservative set up readily becoming needs. Our views on human well-being and survival have undergone rapid improvements in the past decade.
As per this modern outlook, reading, information, knowledge, entertainments are all hungers and they are kind of basic hungers or they are our needs. In this information age, huger for information is basic. Similarly hunger for reading. Hunger for reading can only be appeased by having the materials available for reading, Writing produces that in the same way food recipes produces food. In that way WRITING is a recipe. It's a recipe for making stuff for reading.
So we are living in a world, where writing is becoming more and more fulfilling the need of humanity.
When I was a teenager, I used to see girls older than me in my neighborhood talking and weeping when they came together as a group. I came to know, they were discussing the tragedies happening in the victims' life in the weekly stories they were reading. The victims were of course always the females.
I used to wonder what was the need for their crying session. But, after many years, I could put thoughts into their crying responses. By that time I have noticed that in almost all those weekly stories, ladies were the ones who were suffering, crying, and complaining. And men would always be the ones causing troubles. And the stories would always end in such ways that the ladies would bear the blame for all. And the writers were men. And you can see now those men wrote novels, and stories to make them the agents of patriarchy. Those novels have played a big role in those females lives in getting them imbibed into the patriarchal notions of cultures. Things haven't changed for better even now.
The above incident did not happen in the modern time. My point is writing was always influential. But now its getting more recognition. Also writing is not simply like a food recipe for abating human's physical hunger, it's more than that. It's a constructive force. It has the potential to influence human mind.
Linking to Write Tribe Word Festival #4 Day 7