I’m a fan of the show The Newsroom. That’s kind of an understatement. I binge watched it in the inside of 3 days and loved EVERY SINGLE SECOND of it. Do I watch the news? No. Not since Peter Jennings and the closest thing I get to watching anything like news now is 60 minutes. (I’m well informed I read the news – so no need to worry about my connectedness to the world.)
This morning hungover from watching Season 1 Finale I was googling when Season 2 starts and ran across this quote form show creator Aaron Sorkin:
“You’re playing a dangerous game if you write to try to change people’s minds.”
Something about it really resonated with me. It is a dangerous game to write what you think, what you feel, what you know, what you don’t know – it is dangerous and vulnerable and scary. And it matters.
Is your intent to change minds or simply to expand a perspective? For those of you that are out there writing. Why do you do what you do?